WHAT IS A GUARDIANSHIP AND WHY MAY A PERSON NEED ONE?
An “incapacitated person” who is unable to fully care for himself or herself or manage his or her property may need a third party to file for a guardianship on his or her behalf in a Texas Probate Court. The Texas Probate Code defines an incapacitated person as (1) a minor; or (2) an adult individual who, because of a physical or mental condition, is substantially unable to provide food, clothing or shelter for hims..
A person may have executed a will many years, if not decades, ago. Often, that will leaves that person's estate equally to his/her children. Then, shortly before that person's death, the person makes major changes to his/her will. Such changes may include leaving one or more children out of the will or leaving the estate to a non-family member or a caregiver. This new will may have been executed when th..