To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
Contingency planning : The Texas practitioner's guide to powers of attorney and other alternatives to guardianship
State Bar of Texas. 2004.
This is a comprehensive guidebook for the Texas attorney providing advice to clients in making plans for financial and medical care. Forms include statutory durable, medical, and real estate powers of attorney; directives to physicians and family; and declaration of guardian. It also provides simple alternatives for administering the assets of minors or the infirmed.
KFT 553 C6
State Bar of Texas. .
This guide provides an overview of alternatives to guardianship, including specific forms that can be used to avoid court-supervised administration of affairs. Previously published as A Road Map to Guardianship Alternatives.
KFT 553 G8
Johanson's Texas estates codes annotated : With related statutes including the Texas trust code, summary of legislative changes, significant recent case decisions, and disposition and derivation tables
Latest received: 2017 Edition. Thomson Reuters. -.
"Johanson’s Texas Estates Code Annotated provides the full text of the Texas Estates Code and related Texas estate planning statutes along with authoritative commentary and notes to leading cases and attorney general opinions." - publisher's description
KFT 765 A33 J6
O'Connor's estates code plus
Jones McClure Publishing. Latest received: 2019-2020 edition.
This text includes the full text of the new annotated Estates Code and also provides relevant portions of other Texas codes, court rules, Constitution, U.S. Code, Guardianship Certification Rules, and Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
KFT 765 O26
Texas family law practice and procedure
Latest received: Release 80, October 2019. M. Bender. 2nd ed. 1997-.
This multivolume set provides comprehensive family law coverage including procedural explanations, drafting guides and forms, and citations to statutes/case law.
Note: This item is also available electronically.
Table of contents [PDF]: https://catalog.sll.texas.gov/cgi-bin/koha/opac-retrieve-file.pl?id=7715caecb6555e56c31d734073f4ccaa
KFT 505 F35
Texas guardianship manual
Latest received: 2019 Update. State Bar of Texas. Fourth edition. c2016-.
The new edition of the Texas Guardianship Manual includes updates from the 86th Legislature, with material dedicated to the discussion of recent statutory updates relevant to the creation and administration of guardianships, including discussion of available supports and services.
Note: An older edition of this item is available electronically.
Table of contents [PDF]: https://catalog.sll.texas.gov/cgi-bin/koha/opac-retrieve-file.pl?id=bb0e8f3ab0ef977ae29a22d00bbae60d
KFT 553 T4
Texas litigation guide
Latest received: Rel. 135, Dec. 2019. M. Bender. 1977-.
This comprehensive set explains the law and procedure in a given area and then provides drafting guides to prepare the forms. The set is divided into 10 different units: Pretrial Practice, Trial Practice, Appellate Practice, Pleadings in Business Entity Litigation, Pleadings in Commercial Litigation, Pleadings in Real Estate Litigation, Pleadings in Personal Injury Litigation, Family Code Litigation, Probate Code Litigation, and Administrative Proceedings. Chapters are divided into four parts: legal background on a topic, a drafting guide, forms, and a research guide.
Note: This item is also available electronically, but electronic access is restricted to government employees only.
Table of contents [PDF]: https://catalog.sll.texas.gov/cgi-bin/koha/opac-retrieve-file.pl?id=a324b58063bb962b664136755c016499
KFT 170 D6
Texas probate, estate, and trust administration
Latest received: Release 25, Nov. 2019. M. Bender. c1996-.
"From guardianships to probate proceedings to taxation, Texas Probate, Estate & Trust Administration provides in-depth coverage of every aspect of probate law and estate and trust administration in Texas." - publisher's description
Note: This item is also available electronically.
Table of contents [PDF]: https://catalog.sll.texas.gov/cgi-bin/koha/opac-retrieve-file.pl?id=edb1bb05ad0d3ee737ed01d2c97fbe5d
KFT 765 T485
West's Texas forms
Latest received: 2019-20 Pocket parts. West Pub. Co. 1977-.
"Prepared by experienced Texas practitioners, West’s Texas Forms delivers the “real-world” forms you need when drafting legal documents. Includes in-depth commentary and analysis of relevant statutes and cases. Form preparation features detailed table of contents, background and overview, drafting checklists, client interview worksheets, alternative provisions and clauses, substantive research features, references to tax considerations, references to federal law, and library references to the West Key Number System®." - publisher's description
KFT 170 W4
» Federal/General Titles
Guardianship & conservatorship : A handbook for lawyers
By Summers, Scott K. Senior Lawyers Division, American Bar Association. c1996.
This book is written as a practical, hands-on primer. Its emphasis is on background, issues, and implications of guardianship, covering common guardianship scenarios, basic definitions, a step-by-step overview of the guardianship process, which duties are unique to the guardian of the estate or conservator, terminations of guardianship proceedings, avoiding "living probate", and more.
KF 553 S85
Guardianship, conservatorship, and the law
By Jasper, Margaret C. Oceana. c2008.
"Guardianship, Conservatorship and the Law includes everything from overviews of guardianships and conservatorships to an appendix that provides applicable statues, resource directories, and other pertinent information and data.Topics addressed in this publication include guardianship of a minor, guardianship of an incapacitated adult, mental health guardianship and civil commitment, standby guardianship, conservatorship, protecting the property of the ward, alternatives to guardianship and conservatorship." - publisher's description
KF 553 Z9 J37
Judicial determination of capacity of older adults in guardianship proceedings
American Bar Association. c2006.
"This guide is intended to provide practical tools for capacity determination,address the needs of a wide audience of judges, improve communication between judges and healthcare professionals, and provide resources useful in identifying less restrictive alternatives and fashioning limited guardianship, while recognizing that plenary guardianship often may be appropriate. It also intends to call attention to temporary and reversible causes of impairment and assist courts in enhancing the capacity of older adults."- publisher's description
KF 480 J83