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Texas Transaction Guide: Legal Forms - Estate Practice
Copyright 2016, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group.

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Guardianship Provisions


Herbert S. Kendrick;John J. Kendrick, Jr.;and Matthew Bender's Editorial Staff

Chapter Summary


This chapter discusses the advisability and means of creating guardianships of the person of minor or incapacitated adult children by will. The chapter also covers provisions for guardianships of the estates of children, as well as alternatives available in estate planning to avoid guardianships. It includes a discussion regarding guardians appointed by written declaration by parents for minors or incapacitated adult children, and by adults for themselves. Other topics include the requirements for eligibility of guardians, the duties and powers of guardians of the person and of the estate, alternative and successor guardians, and termination of guardianship.

The chapter provides forms containing guardianship provisions, declarations, appointments, and waiver of bond.

Texas Transaction Guide: Legal Forms is the most comprehensive and frequently updated resource on Texas legal transactions. It covers the entire transaction spectrum: business entities, wills and trusts, commercial transactions, real estate transactions, and personal transactions. Each chapter provides a chapter scope note, detailed outline, research guide, legal background, practice guide, and forms with commentaries on usage.


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For a more detailed discussion of the considerations involved in setting up trusts incorporating guardianship provisions, see Chapter 48, Testamentary Trusts, Chapter 49, Revocable Trusts, Chapter 50, Irrevocable and Charitable Trusts, Chapter 50A, Marital Deduction Provisions, Chapter 50B, Dispositive Trust Provisions, Chapter 50C, Administrative and Operational Trust Provisions, and Chapter 51, Life Insurance in Estate Planning.


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