One of the most important things when it comes to family legal matters is having a designated guardian in the case of unexpected events. In the case that an unfortunate event occurs, you want to make sure your children are under the safest supervision. So it is important to make sure that you designate a guardian for your children in the event that you become incapacitated or if you pass away. This is truly one of the most vital parts of estate planning.
So What Is a Designation of Guardian?
Designating a guardian is a great way of ensuring your children are cared for if you are unable to do so. If you ever become incarcerated, disabled, or you happen to pass away. The person that you designated as a guardian will become the legal guardian of your children. The designated person will have the authority to decide matters such as living arrangements, legal agreements, and medical and health care decisions. This designated individual is essentially responsible for making decisions that will take into account the child’s best interest. One thing to note is that the designated person could be disqualified for the following reasons:
- The State of Texas feels that the designated person is not fit to be a guardian. This could be due to poor conduct
- If the designated individual is deemed by the court to be inexperienced or incapable
- The person is a minor
- If the state discovers a conflict of interest. This could be by issues such as indebtedness to you, or also a property claim against you.
You can actually designate a guardian for yourself in the event that you are unable to care for yourself. And just like designating a guardian for your children. The designated individual will have legal authority over your affairs, and essentially your estate. Therefore, it makes sense to make sure the person you choose is a trustworthy individual. Additionally, the court may disqualify the person for similar reasons to the ones listed above. Contact the Fetty Firm by calling (214) 546-5746, and click here to learn more designating a guardian. With our services, you’ll never ask the question. What Is a Designation of Guardian?