What is a General Guardian?

In Oklahoma, a Guardian can be appointed for a person’s property, for the person, or for both.  A guardian of a person is in charge of the care of that person and making personal decisions on their behalf.  When a person is the guardian of the property, they are in charge of managing the property of the ward.  Guardians must follow the law on how they make decisions and how they handle the ward’s property.  All of their actions are subject to court review.

A General Guardian has all the powers, authority, and responsibility granted by law.  They are not limited in their authority like a Limited Guardian.

This article was written 2/5/2015 by Todd Willhoite, a guardianship attorney in Claremore, specifically for the Oklahoma jurisdiction.  A different result may occur in a different jurisdiction and the law does change, so it is important to seek competent legal and tax advice from professionals before acting on anything written in this article.  Abby Law Offices Inc. is a law office that handles guardianship law in Claremore, Oklahoma.