Do you have a child with Down syndrome? Is your child nearing the age of 18? Are you concerned about his or her ability to make healthy decisions?
If you are a parent of a child with Down syndrome who is becoming a legal adult, attorney Laura Coorpender Ramirez will work with you to apply for guardianship of the person. Guardianship can allow you to make the key financial, medical and personal decisions that your child needs.
Get guidance and advice from an experienced Down syndrome guardianship lawyer in Denton County, Texas. Contact our guardianship law firm for a free, in-office consultation.
In some cases, Down syndrome can have an impact on a child's mental and physical development. This can include impulsive behavior, poor judgment and slow learning.
In order to have a guardian as an adult, however, your child must be incapacitated. This means that your child's Down syndrome must make him or her substantially unable to provide food, clothing or shelter, to care for his or her own physical health, or to manage his or her financial affairs.
Your family physician will need to evaluate your child to determine whether he or she needs a guardian to make his or her day-to-day decisions, including decisions involving finances, medical treatment, marriage and driving. After your physician finds your child needs a guardian, we will help you apply for guardianship and walk you through the guardianship process.
As your child grows, learns and develops, it may become necessary to change your guardianship. Later in life, your child may be ready to vote, drive or even get married. We can help you modify or terminate the guardianship at any time in the future.
GUARDIANSHIPS FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES — CONTACT OUR DENTON COUNTY LAWYER
To learn more about Denton County adults with disabilities, guardianship and co-guardianship procedures, call 972-539-2112 (metro) or contact our guardianship law firm online.
The Law Firm of Laura Coorpender Ramirez, PLLC, in Lake Dallas, Texas, represents clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including the cities of Denton, Lewisville, Highland Village, the Colony, Carrollton, Copper Canyon, Ponder, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Argyle, Bartonville, Frisco, Plano, Hickory Creek, Sanger, Shady Shores and Corinth.