Tex. Est. Code Section 1054.004


An attorney ad litem appointed under Section 1054.001 (Appointment of Attorney Ad Litem in Proceeding for Appointment of Guardian) shall interview the proposed ward within a reasonable time before the hearing in the proceeding for the appointment of a guardian. To the greatest extent possible, the attorney shall discuss with the proposed ward:


the law and facts of the case;


the proposed ward’s legal options regarding disposition of the case;


the grounds on which guardianship is sought; and


whether alternatives to guardianship would meet the needs of the proposed ward and avoid the need for the appointment of a guardian.


Before the hearing, the attorney ad litem shall review:


the application for guardianship;


certificates of current physical, medical, and intellectual examinations; and


all of the proposed ward’s relevant medical, psychological, and intellectual testing records.


Before the hearing, the attorney ad litem shall discuss with the proposed ward the attorney ad litem’s opinion regarding:


whether a guardianship is necessary for the proposed ward; and


if a guardianship is necessary, the specific powers or duties of the guardian that should be limited if the proposed ward receives supports and services.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 823 (H.B. 2759), Sec. 1.02, eff. January 1, 2014.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 214 (H.B. 39), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2015.

Source: Section 1054.004 — Duties, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ES/htm/ES.­1054.­htm#1054.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 1054.004’s source at texas​.gov