Declaration of Appointment for Guardian of a Child in Texas

What Is a Legal Guardian?

Guardianship of a minor is a legal process whereby parental rights of children are given to another person. In the event a parent passes away or becomes incapacitated, the legal guardian of your children will ensure they and their finances are in good care.

If you are interested in appointing a legal guardian of a minor, our Katy estate planning lawyers at Hunt Law Firm, PLLC can help you achieve it by drafting an estate planning package that includes a last will and testament. We can review your situation, listen to your concerns, and develop an effective estate plan which fulfills your needs. Let us help you obtain the peace of mind from a protected future.

Appointing a Guardian

According to Texas law, a surviving parent can designate—through a will or written declaration—guardians of the minor children and their estate. Guardians will decide your children’s health, education, and moral upbringing.

Before a parent chooses a legal guardian, it is imperative to discuss the subject with the potential candidate. Having alternative options are also encouraged.

Once the legal guardian has been selected, name the person in either your will or your living trust. The court will appoint the guardian you designate, as long as he/she is willing, qualified, and the decision is in the best interests of the children.

It is possible to also list individuals who the parent doesn’t want the court to appoint as guardians. If a parent passes away or becomes incapacitated without naming a legal guardian, the court will determine who will care for the children.

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