Guardianships Attorney in Spring, Texas

When should I think about establishing a guardianship?

Spring, TX estate planning & probate attorney Christine Butts explains when one should think about establishing a guardianship?

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so i think there’s two
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situations that often develop into a
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guardianship
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the first and perhaps most common
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situation is where you have a
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differently abled child who has
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deficits with respect to making
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decisions
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with respect to other cognitive
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functions
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and when they turn 18 the parents are
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often prompted either by a doctor’s
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office or by the
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school that they should have a
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guardianship so that they
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may make decisions on behalf of their
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all
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their adult differently abled child
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and so oftentimes those will develop
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into a guardianship of the person
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to give the parents the authority to
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make decisions on behalf of that child
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and also to protect that child so that
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the child is not
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out in the world expected to make
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important decisions
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such as you know big purchases maybe
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marital decisions
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oftentimes those decisions would be made
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by a parent in a guardianship situation
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the other situation that develops into a
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guardianship
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frequently is where someone becomes
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incapacitated
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through some sort of a
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regressive illness like dementia or
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alzheimer’s so
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when an adult it suffers with some
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degenerative illness that renders them
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cognitively unable to make important
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decisions on their behalf
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then the family steps in and will ask
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the court to establish a guardianship
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for that um elder adult you know
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oftentimes it’s a child
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will service the guardian of the person
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and or
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guardian of the estate for that elder
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adult

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