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Albin Yates Balius Roach, Attorneys at Law

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Recently, my divorce action was completed and finalized after nearly a year and half of personal hardship and much mental anguish. Your partner, Erin Bogdanowicz expertly handled all aspects from the beginning when she was with another law firm and then after I moved over, with her to your firm.  The uniquely bizarre aspects of the case that dealt more with personalities than martial property and non-existent assets, was handled by Erin with genuine concern for my son & I. Erin throughout the “troubled waters” navigated me through the tough times that dominated the entire process. For this I am grateful.  She maintained the highest level of professionalism and candor during the process and the results were very favorable. There was no downside whatsoever. I thought you would like to know this. Please congratulate Erin on a job well done. Should I ever require the need for representation with any future actions, should they occur; I would not hesitate to call upon Erin.  

— M.C., Denton County

Guardianship Process

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Guardianship is an issue that arises when a person is not able to make important decisions for him- or herself, and another must be appointed to do so. Maybe a minor is left without parents, or has an estate that needs to be administered following a family death. Another guardianship scenario occurs when an adult person is incapacitated in some way and needs someone to determine medical and financial decisions.

Guardianship is overseen by the probate court. Establishing guardianship means the state is taking away the rights of one person (the “ward”) and giving them to another person to manage (known as the “guardian”). The ward’s interests are taken very seriously and must be protected, so guardianship is a complex matter that does and should require legal and court oversight. Almost all guardianship issues are required by law to be supervised by the courts. It is crucial to understand your circumstances and all of your options.

Guardianship is often complicated further by the emotional issues that come with struggling over difficult family decisions. A clear-headed and experienced advocate who can keep an eye on the long term needs of the ward is the right person to assist you in defending or defeating a guardianship situation.

Guardianship cases are required to have legal representation, for your protection. Rely on the skill and compassionate guidance of Albin Roach’s own Jeffrey Yates who has extensive experience in issues of estate planning, guardianship, and trust.