Guardianship Attorney

It can be a difficult time, as well as a difficult transition, when those you love lose the ability to handle their personal affairs on their own. In addition to the emotional challenges, there are a number of legal hurdles and complications involved with the guardianship process.

At Sheats & Muckleroy LLP in Fort Worth, we represent clients throughout Tarrant County in establishing adult guardianships and guardianships of minors. Our Fort Worth guardianship lawyers have more than 25 years of experience handling a range of legal matters for our Texas clients. With our varied experience, we have thorough knowledge of the processes involved with guardianships and related legal matters.

We can help you establish:

  • Adult guardianship: When an elderly person loses capacity to handle his or her personal affairs, we can help you establish an adult guardianship, which would give you (the guardian) the authority to handle financial and personal matters over the person who has lost capacity (the ward).
  • Guardianship of a minor: Our attorneys can help you appoint a legal guardian over your children to prepare for the potential event that you are unable to care for the children yourself.

When a guardianship is contested (adult guardianships), the process can be extremely complicated. It is like a mini-trial in some ways, with medical experts and witnesses providing testimony regarding the proposed ward's capacity. And even in uncontested guardianship situations, there are numerous filing requirements and hearings that our lawyers can help you navigate to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Contact Sheats & Muckleroy LLP

To speak with a guardianship lawyer from Sheats & Muckleroy LLP, call 817-953-5094 (866-633-5812 toll free) or contact us online.