Entries by Ellen Williamson

How to Apply for Guardianship in Dallas County

This article was originally published by UNT Dallas College of Law on January 1, 2020. The process to apply for permanent guardianship in Dallas County can often be a complicated process. The process for applying in Dallas County is as follows: 1. The applicant files an application for appointment of permanent guardianship with the certificate […]

An Overview of Guardianship

This article was originally published by UNT Dallas College of Law on January 1, 2020. Guardianships can be granted by a court when an individual requires assistance handling their personal or financial affairs. What is a guardian? A guardian is a person appointed by a court to manage the person, estate, or both, of an […]

New Guardianship Requirements

This article was originally printed in Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, December 2018 On June 1, 2018, new statewide guardianship requirements took effect for those seeking to be appointed as a guardian. These new requirements are administered through the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC), the state agency tasked with overseeing guardians and guardianship programs. The new […]