San Antonio Guardianship Attorneys
Whether due to illness or injury there are some people who will need to be under the care of a responsible adult who can adequately provide for their needs. When this is the case, the court will need to appoint a legal guardian to step in and take over the responsibility of ensuring that this person receives the care and attention they required. At the J. Guerra Law Firm we know that this can be a troubling time for not only the person who needs help but also their friends and family. While this is always a trying time for families, we want you to know that we are here to help.
There are two types of guardianship, guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate.
Guardianship of the Person: The guardian of a person is in charge of any and all matters pertaining to the ward’s personal care. This includes decisions that pertain to where the ward will live, the type of medical care that the ward will receive, and the day to day well being of the ward.
Guardianship of the Estate: An individual who is appointed as the guardian of an estate will be responsible for all aspects of the ward’s finances. The guardian of an estate is responsible for paying a ward’s bills on time as well as managing their income and personal assets in a responsible manner.
Becoming a guardian is not for everyone. It is a huge responsibility that should never be taken lightly. If after careful deliberation you decide that its best you become a guardian the first thing you should do is consult with an experienced guardianship attorney. Choosing the right attorney is crucial because of the responsibilities a guardian has to the ward and the consequences for failing to meet those responsibilities. The attorneys at The J. Guerra Law Firm know the complexities of guardianships and can help you navigate the complexities of guardianships.