John M. Lane specializes in estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and... more
John M. Lane specializes in estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and probate and estate administration. He graduated from the Baylor University School of Law in 2003, and subsequently joined Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont, Texas. In 2014, after relocating to the Austin area with his wife and two young sons, John accepted a position with an estate planning firm as the firm’s... view profile
I grew up in Austin, and giving back to the community is a big deal to me. I... more
I grew up in Austin, and giving back to the community is a big deal to me. I currently serve as the Treasurer for the Travis County Women Lawyer's Association and am the Supervising Attorney for the UT OUTlaw Wills Clinic. In the past I have also been the legal advising board member on the AGLCC and AGLPF and Vice President of my homeowner's association. I also take on semi pro bono cases from ... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.