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Guardianship Attorney

If someone you love is unable to care for themselves, you may want to step in and help. But becoming a legal guardian is not always easy.

College Station, TX, attorney Randy Michel has practiced family law for over 40 years and can help you reach the best outcome in your case. 

Learn more about legal guardianship and contact the Law Office of Randy Michel to speak to an attorney today.

What Is Guardianship?

Guardianship is a court-approved relationship giving one person (the guardian) the legal authority to make decisions for another (the ward). Guardianship can be sought for both children and adults who are unable to care for themselves. It is usually the last resort in an effort to ensure an individual's basic needs and safety are looked after.

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Guardianship for Adults

In the state of Texas, guardianship petitions are primarily sought in cases of incapacitated adults. There are several reasons why the court may appoint a guardian to a legal adult. Sometimes, old age or other health concerns affect a person's ability to manage their finances. Other times, a person with a disability, injury, or mental health condition may need assistance with day-to-day care.

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Guardianship for Children

While children's parents are responsible for their care until they reach the age of 18, there are cases in which minors may need an appointed legal guardian.  In the event one or both parents pass away or lose legal custody of their child, another individual may assume the role of guardian. In other cases, a child suffers from mental or physical incapacitation requiring the care of a specially qualified individual. 

How Do I Become a Guardian?

In the interest of protecting the rights of all individuals, petitioning for guardianship can be a complicated process. While you technically can represent yourself in a case, you cannot represent the person you are seeking legal guardianship over. Only a guardianship attorney can represent the interests of the intended ward.

Fortunately, our law practice is here to help clients in the greater College Station and Bryan, TX, region with every aspect of their case. Our lawyers have experience representing both wards and guardians in petitions of varying complexity and can help you reach a successful outcome. 

Why Choose Our Guardianship Lawyers?

Since all guardianship cases are unique, it is incredibly beneficial to work with an experienced lawyer to reach the best possible outcome. Whether you have been appointed a guardian and want to dispute the judgment or you wish to take a guardianship role, our attorneys can provide knowledgeable and compassionate representation.  Our comprehensive family law practice can also help with matters surrounding guardianship including estate planning, probate, and trust administration. We strive to demystify the complex laws and support you through what can be an emotional and trying process. 

Get Help Today

Clients in the greater College Station and Bryan, TX, region can contact our office today to speak to an attorney about their guardianship case. You can request a confidential consultation online, or by calling: (979) 764-2435

Thoughtfully Handling Family Matters

"Randy Michel along with his staff provided guidance in a manner that was potentially life-changing for me. With a hearing date near at hand, Randy reviewed my information and guided me in how to communicate with the judge... If you are in need of counsel from a wise man with a good heart and a thoughtful mind, I would highly recommend Mr. Michel." Phillip N.
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Law Office of Randy Michel

The Law Office of Randy Michel provides family-oriented legal services to clients in the greater College Station, TX, area. Our attorneys, Randy Michel and Hayley Harrison, hold several distinctions and are affiliated with prestigious organizations:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Brazos County Bar Association
  • National Association of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Members of the Premier 100 Trial Attorneys 
  • Board-Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Awarded Pro Bono Honors for community involvement
  • Certification as a mediator and arbitrator

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about how our law firm can serve your needs, contact us online or call (979) 764-2435.

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"Randy Michel is an honorable guy, who ensures you are well cared for and fully aware of all legal nuances, no matter what."

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