Acting as a guardian for a family member is one of the most caring and compassionate responsibilities a person can assume. It is vitally important for the health and well-being of the person who needs care. Seeking guardianship can be a complex matter.
Courts do not easily take away the legal agency of adults so, in order to be appointed a guardian, you must be able to prove, with medical evidence, that there is a need and that the proposed guardian is suitable to serve. There must also be no less-restrictive legal alternatives to help the ward other than a guardianship. During this process, it is beneficial enlisting an attorney knowledgeable in Oklahoma guardianship laws.
Oklahoma City Guardianship attorneys at Ball Morse Lowe, PLLC are committed to helping families care for a loved one. We have a team of dedicated family law attorneys fully equipped to handle multiple types of guardianship cases.
Our team of talented and compassionate guardianship lawyers have devoted their legal careers to helping families with difficult life decisions requiring legal intervention. When you need highly experienced representation, contact our Oklahoma City guardianship attorneys to schedule a consultation: (405) 701-5355.
One of the challenges of guardianship is establishing that the person has become incapable of handling their own affairs. People may not be suffering the effects of a mental illness all the time. Sometimes they may be doing well, and other times poorly. But establishing guardianship is in place all of the time. The court will want to know if this is the least restrictive way to address the problem.
Illnesses like Alzheimer’s develop over a long period of time. At what point has the person’s thinking become so disordered that they need someone else to handle their affairs?
Guardianships can secure protection, or take away your independence. There are no black and white answers regarding guardianship proceedings. That's why our highly experienced guardianship lawyers in Oklahoma City, OK. handle each case with skill and care.
When you meet with our team of dedicated guardianship attorneys, we can explain how the local probate judges have viewed cases similar to yours in the past. Our attorneys can advise you on strategies short of guardianship, as well as help you secure medical opinions regarding capacity. Armed with this information, you can then decide whether you want to pursue guardianship. If that is the most optimal route, we will build a thorough case and represent you in court.
If a loved one is competent at this time but you know that their capacity will be compromised in the future, you can schedule an attorney consultation today to lay the groundwork for Guardian in advance of need, or for Powers of Attorney. It is much easier to get the courts to agree to these plans in advance when the vulnerable adult is still competent and can agree to them.
Frequently, guardianship disputes arise. Our firm can represent prospective guardians, family members and people who are fighting the appointment of a guardian in guardianship litigation. Issues for litigation include:
If you have questions or concerns about guardianship in Oklahoma, contact our team to schedule a consultation.
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