We talked a couple of weeks ago about the guardianship process in Texas and how parents are often considered the best choice for guardians. However, the guardianship process is an important process when it comes to placing children and those with disabilities into the care of a relative or other person who is not a parent. Family, friends or interested parties are called applicants, and they can request to become permanent guardians of the children or other people in question. There are many documents that must be submitted for the guardianship to be approved, and not all are listed in this blog post.
In Texas, there are some restrictions on guardianship. For instance, the applicant needs to have had a physician's appointment and examination completed within four months prior to the application. Additionally, if the ward in question is intellectually disabled and has not been evaluated, he or she will need to go through a mental health evaluation before a guardian can be appointed.