Effective June 1, 2018, each guardianship in Texas must be registered through the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC). To register your guardianship online, please go to the Register a Guardianship page and follow the instructions provided, and provide the requested information:
Under Texas law, individuals applying for letters testamentary, letters of administration, determination of heirship, and guardianship of the person and/or estate must be represented by a licensed attorney. The rule follows from the requirement that only a licensed attorney may represent the interests of third-party individuals or entities. Attorneys appearing guardianship matters must be guardianship certified through the State Bar of Texas, pursuant to Estates Code §1054.201.