The Guardian Can’t Too Many Other Obligations
Video Transcribed: What are the statutory qualifications for guardianship in the State of Oklahoma? Hi, I’m Chickasha Lawyer Brian Glass with the Wirth Law Office. And I’m talking about the statutory qualifications for guardianship in Chickasha, 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. The guardian isn’t trying to get the guardianship simply for financial gain.
Next, they will check to see if the proposed guardian has been accused or convicted of sexual abuse allegations. They’re going to check to see if they’re on any child abuse or domestic abuse list. Next, they will check and see if the proposed guardian is financially insolvent. Meaning have they filed bankruptcy within the past five years. This will be a disqualification for a guardian.
Next will be to make sure that the proposed guardian is 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. If you cannot walk or have any kind of mental disability, you will not 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 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, guardianship will be granted. If you have a pending guardianship or have any further questions regarding guardianships, you can find me, the Chickasha Attorney, at chickashalawyer.com.