- Are you concerned about a loved one’s ability to make sound decisions to protect themselves?
- Are you concerned that someone you know is unable to make good medical decisions or to handle their financial affairs?
- Do you suspect someone is taking advantage of an incapacitated person?
We can help
If you have not created a proper plan to handle your property and medical decision a court appointed guardian may be necessary. If a guardianship is necessary for any reason, you should nominate your choice of guardian, selecting someone you trust.
What is guardianship?
Guardianship is a court process that empowers a person or persons to handle medical and financial decisions for an incapacitated person. Generally family members have priority for appointment, but with the proper documents you can nominate your choice of guardian. Without the ability to protect your property or interact with medical professionals, an incapacitated person is very vulnerable.
(Mental) capacity is one’s ability to make sound decisions. Incapacity is not always an all-or-nothing proposition and can be difficult to determine.Incapacity can be caused by a variety of reasons such as a stroke, dementia, general mental decline with age, injury, or illness. Physical disability alone is not grounds for a guardian to be appointed.
Children under the age of 18 are minors, meaning they lack legal capacity. Regardless of actual maturity, a minor cannot make most of the legal decisions adults routinely make. A guardian must be appointed to make legal decisions for minors.
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Curtis Fisher is an experienced Tulsa Guardianship lawyer with nearly 35 years of experience. If you have questions about any of these matters please contact us by telephone for a free consultation.