When you come to that moment when you need to make sure your loved ones are protected, it is time to talk with a Tahlequah Guardianship Attorney. When there is a hearing for a court-appointed guardian, then it is in your family’s best interest to discuss the situation with a lawyer who understands that this is an emotional time, but also someone who can protect everyone’s legal interests now an in the future. You can find a knowledgeable legal team at the Wirth Law Office -Tahlequah with the resources to make sure you understand the process and that everyone’s rights are met along every step of the way.
Selecting a Guardian
If a person needs help due to a mental or physical incapacity now or down the road with running their life, including their finances, living arraignments, and healthcare the court can appoint a guardian. A Tahlequah Guardianship Attorney is often asked by families in your situation one big question: Who can be a guardian for my loved one? The answer can be best answered in a free and confidential consultation at our Tahlequah office.
In Oklahoma, a guardian can be someone the person selected before they became incapacitated. If that did not happen, the court could look to the individual’s spouse, grown-up child of the ward, a parent of the ward in question, or sometimes even a relative the incapacitated lived with before the petition for guardianship was filed with the court. In certain situations, we have seen a current caregiver of the incapacitated person fill the role as the guardian in a legal setting.
The rights of the incapacitated person must be protected in the court. If a person is an indigent ward, they have the right to get the services of a court-appointed lawyer in Cherokee County. It is also important to point out that the person petitioning for the guardianship may also be entitled to have a lawyer in the guardianship hearings as well.
Remember, we understand this is an emotional situation, and you need someone that can keep the emotions in check and protect your legal interest.
Confidential Consultation: Tahlequah Guardianship Attorney
When you need a guardianship attorney to discuss the guardianship process, simply call the Wirth Law Office at (918) 458-2677 or toll free at (888) 447-7262. Remember you can always send us a message with your specific legal question by typing it in the form at the top right corner of this page.