For many grandparents, aunts and uncles and extended family members, it seems as if obtaining guardianship of a minor-aged relative should be a simple matter for the Texas courts to decide. In this blog update, we will discuss some of the issues that make a successful guardianship petition more complicated than many people realize under Texas law.
A person who has been appointed by a Texas court to be an adult's guardian will be responsible for handling many aspects of the ward's daily life. Some of these responsibilities include making sure the ward's bills are paid on time, handling the ward's finances and maintaining the value of the ward's assets as much as possible.
A decision of a Duncanville family to home-school their children has resulted in a dispute with state officials. Though there were no allegations of abuse or neglect on the part of the parents, the children were nevertheless removed from the home.
There are many Texas children in need of a family. While the process of becoming a foster parent or legal guardian for a child may involve a great deal of time and commitment, there may be ultimately no other process quite so rewarding.