James H. Lockhart
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Park on Main, Suite 136, 3750 West Main St., Norman, OK 73072 (405)292-5998
is a court supervised process by which a person is made legally responsible for
guardian is appointed when either an adult person becomes legally incapacitated
and cannot take care of his or affairs or if the person is a minor child.
guardian can be appointed to take charge of the estate of another and this
typically means that the guardian is responsible for the business and financial
affairs of a person. Or a guardian
may be appointed to take charge of the person in which case the guardian will
have the power to make decisions over the person's medical affairs and
guardian is appointed by the court and must file periodic reports and plans with
family members are given notice of guardianship proceedings.
files are not public records, so the only information that can be divulged is to
close family members.
guardianship can be tailored to the needs of the person needing help.
conservator is appointed by a court if the person is competent but needs help in
handling his or her affairs.
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