We represent parents applying to be the guardians of their adult special needs children. At age 18, people are legally considered adults, regardless of their ability to make legal, financial and health care decisions. To properly care for your child after age 18, you will need to establish a guardianship. As legal guardians, parents can make decisions regarding health care, finances, and legal matters. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), parents must be legal guardians to discuss their adult child’s medical information with doctors when he or she turns 18. We can help you navigate this complex area, ensuring a smooth, hassle-free¬†experience into adulthood.¬†

If you are seeking a lawyer who provides knowledgeable and personalized attention, call Melissa at 817-919-8738 to schedule a consultation today.

Below are some great resources to help you make better decisions.

The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Texas Guardianship Association

For guardianships in Tarrant County, the Honorable Judge King’s website.