Guardianships & Conservatorships

Guardians and conservators play an important role in caring for those who are unable to care for themselves. They allow individuals to make financial, medical or other decisions for children who have lost their parents or for adults who cannot act on their own behalf.

Guardianship And Conservatorship Lawyer Serving Dallas Area Residents

At Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices in Dallas, attorney Smyth helps individuals navigate the legal process by which they can assume control over important decisions for a loved one. She has nearly three decades of legal experience and has helped many people in situations similar to yours. You will find the knowledgeable, caring help you need at her firm whether your disabled child is becoming an adult or your elderly parent can no longer act in his or her own interest.

Paula Lock Smyth invites you to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your needs and to learn how she can help. Please call her Texas law firm at 214-646-1485 or contact her office online.

Guardianships In Texas

Relatives or other interested parties may petition to become a permanent or temporary guardian in Texas. Once appointed, a guardian must exercise his or her authority in the best interest of the protected person, most commonly a disabled adult or a child. Such authority might include the ability to make medical decisions, determining the best place to live, carrying out property transactions and more. Guardians might also be granted the authority to make financial decisions on behalf of the person for whom he or she is caring.

Conservatorships In Texas

Conservators are appointed to make financial decisions for people who are unable to do so themselves. Conservatorship arrangements are usually between a relative and a child who lost his or her parents or whose parents are inactive in the child's life. Typical duties of a conservator include paying bills, investing assets and making any other financial transactions that may benefit the child. Other duties, such as making medical decisions and end-of-life decisions, are reserved for guardianship arrangements.

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Attorney Smyth offers free consultations in a comfortable, confidential environment. Please call her Dallas law firm today at 214-646-1485 or contact her family law office online.