NORMAN GUARDIANSHIP ATTORNEYS
We Can Help You Become a Legal Guardian
Children, as well as many vulnerable adults and seniors, need someone to watch over them and make certain decisions — for safety's sake, financially and legally.
Seeking guardianship is a complex matter. It becomes even more complex if there are disagreements over who should serve as the guardian. Whether you want to establish legal guardianship of a minor or guardianship of an adult, you may benefit from enlisting a lawyer who is knowledgeable in Oklahoma guardianship laws.
At Nichols Dixon, our Norman guardianship attorneys can guide you through this complex process. Not only do we want to help you take the necessary steps to protect your loved one, but we also want to position you for success in your role by educating you about your rights and responsibilities as a guardian. We also recognize that haste may be critical.
Basic Principles of Guardianship
Our family lawyers can explain relevant laws and what is involved in the legal process of obtaining guardianship.
Legal guardianship of an adult can be sought when that person is incapable of managing his or her own affairs due to incapacitation from mental illness or retardation, developmental disability, physical illness or disability, or a drug or alcohol dependency.
Guardianship of a child may be necessary when a parent is unfit or unable to provide for the child's physical, emotional, or financial well-being. It empowers the guardian to make legal decisions for the child, including those related to education and health care.
Helping People Step in & Take Responsibility for Others in Need
We are familiar with all the requirements associated with petitioning for guardianships in Oklahoma courts.
Some of the more common situations in which legal guardianship may be necessary and practical to obtain include those involving:
- Children whose parents are addicted to drugs or alcohol, engaged in criminal or dangerous behavior, or otherwise unfit to provide sufficient care
- Children of parents who are deceased, incarcerated, or institutionalized
- Senior citizens who are alone, incapacitated, and incapable of making sound decisions about money or living arrangements and conditions
Discuss Guardianship with Nichols Dixon
If you are considering seeking guardianship over an adult or child, contact Nichols Dixon today to schedule a consultation. We are happy to answer any questions about the process and discuss how we can help you move forward.
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