What is required to obtain a guardianship of an incapacitated adult?

The person who has allegedly lost their mental capacities is referred to as the proposed ward. In order to obtain a guardianship of the person or estate of an incapacitated adult, or both, the applicant must have standing to do so, and must present a “doctor’s letter” describing the nature and extent of the proposed ward’s incapacityTexas Probate Code section 687. Most courts require that the doctor’s letter be in a particular form. As an example, see The Dallas County Physician’s Certificate of Medical Examination.



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