Texas Estates Code
Sec. § 1101.151
Order Appointing Guardian With Full Authority


(a)

If it is found that the proposed ward is totally without capacity to care for himself or herself, manage his or her property, operate a motor vehicle, make personal decisions regarding residence, and vote in a public election, the court may appoint a guardian of the proposed ward’s person or estate, or both, with full authority over the incapacitated person except as provided by law.

(b)

An order appointing a guardian under this section must contain findings of fact and specify:

(1)

the information required by Section 1101.153 (General Contents of Order Appointing Guardian)(a);

(2)

that the guardian has full authority over the incapacitated person;

(3)

if necessary, the amount of funds from the corpus of the person’s estate the court will allow the guardian to spend for the education and maintenance of the person under Subchapter A, Chapter 1156 (Education and Maintenance Allowances Paid From Ward’s Estate);

(4)

whether the person is totally incapacitated because of a mental condition;

(5)

that the person does not have the capacity to operate a motor vehicle, make personal decisions regarding residence, and vote in a public election; and

(6)

if it is a guardianship of the person of the ward or of both the person and the estate of the ward, the rights of the guardian with respect to the person as specified in Section 1151.051 (General Powers and Duties of Guardians of the Person)(c)(1).

(c)

An order appointing a guardian under this section that includes the rights of the guardian with respect to the person as specified in Section 1151.051 (General Powers and Duties of Guardians of the Person)(c)(1) must also contain the following prominently displayed statement in boldfaced type, in capital letters, or underlined:
“NOTICE TO ANY PEACE OFFICER OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: YOU MAY USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENFORCE THE RIGHT OF A GUARDIAN OF THE PERSON OF A WARD TO HAVE PHYSICAL POSSESSION OF THE WARD OR TO ESTABLISH THE WARD’S LEGAL DOMICILE AS SPECIFIED IN THIS ORDER. A PEACE OFFICER WHO RELIES ON THE TERMS OF A COURT ORDER AND THE OFFICER’S AGENCY ARE ENTITLED TO THE APPLICABLE IMMUNITY AGAINST ANY CIVIL OR OTHER CLAIM REGARDING THE OFFICER’S GOOD FAITH ACTS PERFORMED IN THE SCOPE OF THE OFFICER’S DUTIES IN ENFORCING THE TERMS OF THIS ORDER THAT RELATE TO THE ABOVE-MENTIONED RIGHTS OF THE COURT-APPOINTED GUARDIAN OF THE PERSON OF THE WARD. ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY PRESENTS FOR ENFORCEMENT AN ORDER THAT IS INVALID OR NO LONGER IN EFFECT COMMITS AN OFFENSE THAT MAY BE PUNISHABLE BY CONFINEMENT IN JAIL FOR AS LONG AS TWO YEARS AND A FINE OF AS MUCH AS $10,000.”
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 823 (H.B. 2759), Sec. 1.02, eff. January 1, 2014.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 982 (H.B. 2080), Sec. 9, eff. January 1, 2014.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 214 (H.B. 39), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2015.
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