A larger percentage of the population is reaching retirement age. For many this means an increased need for physical care and assistance with daily living. Accordingly, an increasing number of adults are beginning to require guardians. The Johnson Firm can assist by helping plan who should and should not serve as guardian or the person or guardian of the estate through a designation of guardian. Similarly we can file for guardianship or to dispute an existing guardianship or remove an existing guardian.
Unfortunately there are times when guardians do not behave ethically. This can take the form of financial manipulation as well as physical or psychological abuse. If you suspect that your loved one is being subjected to such treatment in the state of Texas then you should stand up for their rights immediately. In fact, you may have an obligation to do so and be subject to liability yourself if you fail to act. Our Dallas lawyers are able to assist in such situations. Call our offices to speak with an attorney.
Aggressive attorneys assisting residents of Dallas, Texas in litigation against adult guardians
There are many times when an adult guardianship is necessary. An elderly loved one may require assistance with daily activities or may have reached a stage of life where they can no longer manage their own affairs. Regardless of the situation, the person being appointed as a guardian is required to behave appropriately. There are, sadly, times where the guardian will spend money as if it were their own, transfer assets into their own name, take out loans in the name of the person being cared for, or engage in other behavior which takes financial advantage of the victim. The state of Texas allows for remedies in such situations. If you suspect that your loved one is facing such a dilemma then you should retain an attorney immediately.
The Johnson Firm’s aggressive lawyers will protect the rights of your loved one if they are being taken advantage of by a guardian. Causes of action we will bring may include breach of fiduciary duty along with other legal claims. We will file the appropriate pleadings to immediately stop the guardian from transferring additional assets or engaging in improper financial transactions and even to have the guardian immediately removed. We will then obtain accountings of all financial records, as well as other necessary documents, to determine the extent to which harm has been done and to present a case to the court. We will stay in regular contact throughout the process and be available to answer your questions. We make matters such as this our business so that you can focus on the business of caring for your loved ones. Call our Dallas offices today to schedule a consultation with attorney Price L. Johnson or his associates.
Lawyers taking a collaborative approach towards helping Dallas residents deal with abusive adult guardians
Our lawyers understand the importance of ensuring a loved one’s care. We take a collaborative approach towards all of our cases so that no stone goes unturned in protecting your interests. At an initial consultation we will immediately work to determine the history of the situation, establish which goals you hope to meet, and make sure you understand your options. Our team-based approach is then utilized to ensure that no potential avenue is missed and that all options are utilized in ensuring your loved one’s future. You should be worrying about your loved one in such situations. Our Dallas attorneys focus on the law so that you may focus on the future. We also service Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center.