Illness

Guardianship Guide

Prepared and distributed as a public service by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and State Bar of Texas Communications Division.

GuardianshipGuide

Protecting the Incapacitated: Guardianship in Texas from Application to Oath

Understanding guardianships in Texas law is made easier by this pamphlet, which discusses alternatives to guardianship, the guardianship process, and other issues related to instituting a guardianship proceeding. (Last revised 2014)

Protecting the Incapacitated: Guardianship in 
Texas

Dealing with Dementia

Provides information on Alzheimer’s disease and a general discussion of dementia. (Last revised 2010)

Dealing With Dementia

Committed to Healing: Involuntary Commitment Procedures

This pamphlet is unavailable because it is under review for changes to the law.

Provides an introduction to involuntary commitment proceedings in Texas courts, including possible signals of mental health issues, a discussion of involuntary commitment procedures, and a comparison of involuntary commitment and guardianship. (Last revised 2008)

Committed to Healing: Involuntary Commitment 
Procedures

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