Guardianship Law: Change Is Coming
In the age of the Internet, many people conduct their own preliminary research to help determine their legal needs. If you are considering guardianship issues, regardless of whether it’s a guardianship of the person or of an estate, a temporary or a permanent guardianship, the law is about to change.
The 83rd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, which ended on May 27, 2013, made changes, deletions and additions to the guardianship laws. The current law regarding guardianships is located in the Probate Code. Effective January 1, 2014, the law will be found in the Estate Code. Also, the section numbers applicable to guardianships were changed primarily to reflect how the guardianship section with be incorporated in the new Estate Code. For example, previously the section numbers began with number 601; now they will begin with section 1002.002. In addition to the changes in the name and section numbers, many other minor and substantive changes to the guardianship laws were made which also take effect January 1, 2014.
When conducting your own research or hiring an attorney, make sure you and the attorney are working with the current state of the guardianship laws. If you have questions regarding guardianship, child support, visitation rights, or any related issues, contact the McCleskey Law Firm and trust that a knowledgeable family law attorney will be able to assist with your legal needs.