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When life throws you a curve ball, Garcia-Widsor, P.C. is here to help you. If you are looking to establish or enforce guardianship in Dallas, contact our family law firm. If circumstances no longer allow for the child’s birth parents to care for him or her, we can help you establish legal guardianship for the child. As a legal guardian, you essentially take on the responsibilities of a parent. If you are considering applying for legal guardianship, we would be proud to offer you our unparalleled legal services. We believe that all children deserve to be provided for. We applaud your efforts and would be proud to help you file the necessary paperwork in your journey toward becoming a legal guardian.

Rights & Responsibilities Of A Legal Guardian

While most often the caretaker is a close relative of the child, legal guardians are not required to be related to the child. If a grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle cannot fulfill the role of legal guardian, this role may be entrusted to another relative or close family friend. Regardless of your relationship with the child, as his or her legal guardian, you will be granted the same rights and responsibilities that a parent would have.

  • The Child’s Medical Care
  • The Child’s Education
  • The Child’s Residence
  • The Child’s Financial Support
  • Granting The Child, If Under 18, Permission To Get Married
  • Granting The Child, If Under 18, Permission To Enlist In The Military

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What Is A Legal Guardian?

    Answer

    A legal guardian is a non-parent who takes on all the legal responsibility for a child. Legal guardians are responsible for the care and support of the child or children. In order to establish guardianship, you must file papers in court. You will be required to pay a filing fee when you file your petition stating your interest in obtaining guardianship. Next, you will file a letter of consent from the child’s parents. From here, the court will set up interviews and may order a home visit and background check.

  • What Are The Benefits Of Becoming A Legal Guardian?

    Answer

    Becoming the legal guardian of a child has many benefits. Unlike foster parents, legal guardians are responsible for making key decisions for the minor. Legal guardianship is advantageous for long-term care. It is a means of providing the same care and love that a parent may be unable to offer the child.

  • How Does Guardianship Differ From Adoption?

    Answer

    During the adoption process, the biological parents’ rights are terminated and the adoptive parents become the child’s legal parents. Unlike adoption, as the legal guardian of the child, you will not be required to terminate the child’s legal relationship to his or her parents. The birth parents of the child will still have the right and responsibility of support and visitation.

  • Isabela Amie Garcia

    Founding & Managing Attorney

    Isabela Amie Garcia was born and raised in Mexico. Fulfilling her dream to play and win on the professional tennis tour, she traveled extensively throughout Latin America and the United States. After achieving her goals on tour she realized that her true calling was the law. She subsequently enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with honors in the studies of philosophy and business. She then went on to excel at the University of Oxford where she studied International Tax Law, European Union Law and International Constitutional Law.

    She earned her Juris Doctorate at Southern Methodist University School of Law with emphasis on Sports Law, Corporate Law and International Law. Isabela’s internships included The Office of the Texas Attorney General, Honorable Carl Ginsberg of the 193rd Civil District Court in Dallas County, and Honorable Sam A. Lindsay of U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas. She also served under Marc J. Steinberg, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law, researching SEC compliance issues. Ms. Garcia relates through personal experience to all cultural, ethnic and economic groups.

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We Prioritize the Best Interests of Our Clients

  • We Provide Compassionate Yet Aggressive Representation

  • We Value Open Communication With Our Valued Clients

  • We're Located Within Walking Distance of the Courthouse

  • We Offer Our Services in Both Spanish & English

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  • “Thank you again for helping my family, you're the best Attorney Isabela.”

    Faith G.

  • “My children are now safe with me, and we are thriving as a family because of Ms. Garcia's expertise and her team's professionalism.”

    Eric

  • “Her clients are lucky to have such a strong advocate on their side!”

    Charmaine

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