Helping Your Loved One Through Guardianship

The role of a guardian is extremely important and critical for older adults. Guardianship allows individuals and families to have some peace of mind in knowing that the person needing a guardian will be cared for in the event of incapacity. At Telschow Johnson Law PLLC, our attorney helps individuals and families with guardianship processes.

Understanding The Roles Of A Guardian

A guardian has legal responsibility over the care and management of an individual who cannot properly care for themselves. Guardians are appointed to make important life decisions related to the well-being and care of the ward, or person in need.

These responsibilities include:

  • Providing for care, supervision and protection
  • Arranging medical care
  • Planning placement in hospitals or long-term care facilities
  • Making important medical and financial decisions
  • Following the wishes of the ward as arranged through estate planning documents

Dignified Care Tailored To Your Wishes

Becoming unable to manage your own affairs can be an overwhelming and emotional prospect. Individuals can take steps to protect themselves, and choose a guardian to oversee their care ahead of losing the ability to do so themselves. Our dedicated lawyer will help you plan this above ground document as a resource to ensure that the person you wish to care for you is the individual who ends up doing so. These steps will help make certain that your wishes are carried out.

Fighting For The Care Of Your Loved One

If your aging parents or loved ones are losing the ability to properly care for themselves, or are a danger to themselves or others, you can take steps to obtain a court-ordered guardianship of them. With this status, you can help make sure they are safe and obtain the care they need.

Experience And Advocacy You Can Trust

Considering a guardianship can be complex and emotional. Stripping an individual of their rights is no small matter, but safety and care are priority. If you wish to take proactive steps to appoint a guardian, or need to take measures to obtain a court-ordered guardianship over a loved one, contact us today. Call our Fort Worth office at 817-653-8889 to set up a meeting with our elder law attorney who will make sure you understand everything involved, and give you the resources and knowledge needed to make the best possible decision. We serve individuals and families throughout Tarrant County and the Fort Worth area in Texas.