Texas Estates Code

Sec. § 1002.0015
Alternatives to Guardianship

“Alternatives to guardianship” includes the:


execution of a medical power of attorney under Chapter 166 (Advance Directives), Health and Safety Code;


appointment of an attorney in fact or agent under a durable power of attorney as provided by Subtitle P, Title 2;


execution of a declaration for mental health treatment under Chapter 137 (Declaration for Mental Health Treatment), Civil Practice and Remedies Code;


appointment of a representative payee to manage public benefits;


establishment of a joint bank account;


creation of a management trust under Chapter 1301 (Management Trusts);


creation of a special needs trust;


designation of a guardian before the need arises under Subchapter E, Chapter 1104 (Selection of and Eligibility to Serve As Guardian); and


establishment of alternate forms of decision-making based on person-centered planning.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 214 (H.B. 39), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2015.

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