Dallas Guardianship Lawyers

Simply stated, guardianship provides people with the legal right to make decisions for loved ones who are unable to make those decisions on their own. Obtaining guardianship is often a fairly straightforward process. However, unlike other matters that are typically considered aspects of family law, guardianship is handled in probate court.

Do You Need The Authority to Make Decisions for a Loved One?

At the law firm of Palmer & Manuel in Dallas, Texas, you will find attorneys with decades of experience handling family law and estate planning and probate matters at all levels of complexity. Our depth of experience enables us to provide exceptional, results-oriented service, always with a personal touch aligned with clients' individual goals.


You may need a guardianship to obtain the legal right to make decisions for an elderly parent or an adult child with a disability. Guardianship of a minor is more rare and is typically reserved for children whose parents are deceased or incapacitated, creating a need for grandparents, an older sibling or another relative to step in. Guardianship may grant the guardian the right to make many critical decisions, including those required for management of financial affairs and medical treatment.


Conservatorship is the legal term for child custody in Texas. It grants grandparents or other relatives the right to care for and make decisions for a child. This is typically used in cases in which the child's parents are unable to care for the child, either because they are in jail, in the military or simply missing.

Conservatorship grants the conservator the same decision-making rights that a parent has, ranging from where a child will live and go to school to decisions about medical care and activities.

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