A guardian may be determined in a will, power of attorney or assigned by the court to have full power and control over the health, safety, property and finances of an individual. Guardianships are typically used in the following situations:
- Children under the age of 18 who are being raised by someone other than their parents.
- Elderly parents or other adults who are judged incompetent or unable to manage their own affairs.
- Special needs or disabled children who have reached majority who may require care of a guardian.
When people you love are unable to properly take care of themselves for one reason or another, you want to come up with a plan to make sure they are protected. When parents are no longer able to properly care for their kids, we can help other loved ones obtain guardianship. We can also help families take care of elderly relatives who are no longer able to care for themselves. If you have an elderly parent or family member who is acting against their best interests in financial dealings, you can obtain guardianship in order to control their finances. We will help you through the process and make sure you properly file accounting with the probate or guardianship court once a year.
Our skilled and compassionate Tulsa family law attorneys represent family members of children or adults who cannot manage their own affairs. If you are in need of a legal opinion from an attorney knowledgeable regarding guardianships in Oklahoma, to contact our office for a consultation.