The United States and many other countries are experiencing an aging population. While it is wonderful to be able to live longer and experience more that life has to offer, one of the challenges is properly caring for an elderly population as health declines.
When an incapacitated person is eligible to receive money or property, legal issues arise regarding who will have authority and responsibility to manage the funds. If the incapacitated person has a natural or court-appointed guardian of the estate, the guardian has the authority.
When an individual becomes incapacitated due to age or disability, family members often wonder how to gain legal authority to care for the incapacitated loved one. Family members need to fully understand Texas guardianship law so that they can properly gain the needed legal powers.