Helping Family Members Protect Their Loved Ones' Rights and Interests
When a family member has mental health issues, providing the care and support he or she needs can be emotionally draining and frustrating. In many cases, an experienced advocate can make a big difference in helping you get results within the legal and regulatory systems.
At Stephanie Townsend Allala + Associates, our El Paso mental health law attorneys are committed to protecting the rights and interests of people with mental illness in Texas. We work with our clients' family members to provide assistance in areas such as the following:
- Guardianships: If a loved one has developed dementia, psychosis or another mental illness, he or she may have passed the point of legal incapacity. We can help you get a certified medical exam (CME) to confirm incapacity and then pursue a guardianship so you can gain the legal authority to administer your loved one's personal care and assets.
- Institutional care advocacy: If your spouse, your child or another loved one needs institutional mental health services, we can help you understand and pursue your options. If he or she qualifies for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid, we can help you find an appropriate facility that has a contract with the state and then pursue admission.
- Criminal issues: We have experience helping clients who have gotten in trouble with the law due to issues related to their mental illness out of the criminal justice system and into the institutional care system, where they can receive the treatment they need.
Mental Illness Issues · Midland, Odessa and Lubbock Attorneys · 915-257-0420
If a loved one is suffering from mental illness and you do not know where to turn to ensure that he or she receives much-needed treatment and support, do not hesitate to contact us at 915-257-0420 or by e-mail for a free half-hour consultation with our experienced lawyers.