Certain family issues may result in a Texas resident being appointed a guardian. Those who are under the care of a guardian are known as wards. Generally speaking, seeking guardianship is an option of last resort. This is because it can result in the ward losing key rights. Prior to asking a judge to appoint a guardian, it may be possible to appoint or hire someone to manage an individual's finances or help make health care decisions.
Our parents are there for us when we are young. In some cases, as our parents’ age, it becomes clear that they need us to step into a more active role in their lives. In some situations, this may involve taking on the role of a guardian.