What are the statutory qualifications for guardianship in the state of Oklahoma? Hi, I’m Chickasha lawyer Brian Glass, and I’m talking about the statutory qualifications for guardianship in the state of Oklahoma.
The first of these is going to be a conflict of interest check. They’re going to check and see if there are any financial obligations or ties between the proposed guardian and the proposed ward, meaning that, you know, the guardian isn’t trying to get the guardianship simply for financial gain.
Next, they’re going to check to see if the proposed guardian has been accused or has been convicted of any sexual abuse allegations. They’re going to check to see if they’re on any child abuse or domestic abuse list as well.
Next, they’re going to check to see if the proposed guardian is financially solvent or insolvent, excuse me, meaning have they filed bankruptcy within the past five years. This will be a disqualification for a guardian.
Additional Qualifications for Guardianship
Next will be to make sure that the proposed guardian is in fact an adult. You cannot be a guardian if you are a minor. You cannot be a guardian if you are partially incapacitated or an incapacitated person, meaning that you don’t have control of your functions. Like, if you cannot walk or if you cannot if you have any kind of a mental disability, you are not going to be qualified to be a guardian in the state of Oklahoma.
And the next thing they’ll look for is to make sure that the guardian doesn’t have any too many other obligations, meaning making sure that the proposed guardian is not a guardian of several other wards. If these statutory qualifications are met, then likely with a few other qualifications, the guardianship will be granted.
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