For low income families that have an incapacitated
loved one residing in Ft. Bend County (Needville, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Rosenberg, Richmond, and Stafford) and it’s
been determined that guardianship is the only alternative to ensuring the protection and well-being of the individual (also
known as the ward), the guardianship assistance program is available. Qualifications
for this program:
ward and guardian must reside in Ft. Bend County (Needville,
Sugar Land, Missouri City, Rosenberg, Richmond, and Stafford, Texas)
ward must be at least 17 years and 6 months of age
ward must be totally incapacitated – verification required by a licensed medical doctor.
If diagnosis is mental retardation, verification can be done by a licensed psychologist.
4. Income eligibility
– Family must meet Fort Bend Lawyer's Care Income Guidelines to qualify
to receive the assistance. Will be required to provide proof of income.
Only seeking guardianship of the person.
guardianship must be non-contested. This means that no one will object to the
potential guardian becoming the guardian of the ward.
guardian must attend one of the Information Sessions described above.