Video Transcribed: What justifies emergency guardianship in the state of Oklahoma? Hi, I’m Brian Glass, a lawyer in Oklahoma. Often times I get asked, “Why can’t I go get this child? It’s an emergency, something needs to happen immediately.”
Well, the two main factors that are going to be necessary to prove, to reach the level of emergency are going to be an immediate threat to the child, either by their parent, the guardian, or the environment that they’re in. If there’s immediate harm to the child, then you can rise to the emergency level.
Also, if there’s an imminent threat or future harm, either physical or mental to the child, they can also rise to the level of this emergency guardianship. Again, it’s a case-by-case basis and you’ll know what you know once you’ve crossed this threshold.
If you believe that you’re in need of emergency guardianship, or know someone who may be, or if you have any other legal questions, you can call me, a child custody attorney in Chickasha, and you can find me at chickashalawyer.com.