San Antonio, TX asked in Estate Planning, Elder Law and Probate for Texas

Q: If a temporary guardian settled and collected monies outside of court. Does that money go to the new guardian?

After I became a guardian. I found out the temporary guardian settled outside of court with the boarding home that was neglecting my father. I was never inform and this info was hidden from me. I found all this out on my own. My father is now deceased. Shouldn't that money have gone to the new guardian. I was guardian of person only because they lied and said he had no estate which she settled for him. Can anything be done?

1 Lawyer Answer
Isaac Shutt
Isaac Shutt
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Richardson, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You should definitely have a probate/guardianship lawyer file on your behalf. The temporary guardian should have turned the money over and should have accounted for how every dime was used.

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