Guardianship Attorneys in Oklahoma City
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For those who cannot care for themselves, such as a sick or aging parent, a guardian may be assigned. Whether you wish to step forward and take on this role or you no longer need a guardian and wish to reclaim your independence, you will need an experienced guardianship attorney to represent and guide you through your case. At Simmons & Associates, our Oklahoma City legal team is committed to providing knowledgeable legal advice to achieve the best results.
Guardianship for Adults in Oklahoma
When an adult is incapacitated due to physical illness, mental illness, or substance dependency, a guardian may be necessary to care for that individual’s physical safety and financial resources.
In the state of Oklahoma, there are three main types of guardianship for adults:
- When a guardian has control over the entirety of a ward’s property, this is known as general guardianship.
- When a guardian has limited powers over a ward’s property, this is known as limited guardianship.
- When a guardian is appointed under emergency circumstances, this is known as special guardianship and generally does not last more than thirty days.
Depending on the circumstances, one can pursue guardianship of an incapacitated adult by petitioning the court or an adult may nominate his or her own guardian, assuming that individual is of sound mind. If you are petitioning the court to become an adult’s guardian, you must show the degree to which that individual is incapacitated, including professional evaluations of the person in question.
If you are an incapacitated adult, you will still have the following rights:
- To receive notice of your court hearing
- To be present at your court hearing
- To produce your own witnesses
- To present evidence for your case
- To cross-examine any witnesses offering testimony during your court hearing
Our team can guide you through every step of the process, whether you are seeking guardianship or contesting it.
Discuss the Details of Your Guardianship Case with a Knowledgeable Legal Professional
If your loved one is incapacitated and in need of care, you can petition the court to become their guardian. At Simmons & Associates in Oklahoma City, our legal team is dedicated to providing skilled legal representation to ensure the best possible results, regardless of the complexities involved in a case. You can rely on us for the strong legal support you need.
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