Finding The Tools To Protect Your Loved One

Guardianships and conservatorships are important legal tools that are used to protect vulnerable adults who cannot make decisions on their own because of a mental or physical illness, disability or substance abuse. Guardians and conservators play an extremely important role in protecting these people by ensuring their financial and medical affairs are well-managed.

We at The Pilkington Law Firm, PLLC, in Tulsa, understand that this may be a challenging time for you and your family. We are here to help you through it with sound legal guidance. We will help you understand your rights and obligations as you seek protection for your loved one.

What Is A Guardianship?

When someone is appointed the guardian of a protected individual, he or she becomes legally responsible for managing the personal affairs that the protected person can no longer manage alone. This may include matters such as health care, finances and living arrangements.

Guardianships can be temporary, limited or permanent depending on the needs of the protected individual. It is common for a person to seek guardianship of a family member who has become incapacitated or incompetent.

What Is A Conservatorship?

A person who acts as conservator of a protected individual has legal control over that person's property and nothing else. Unlike guardianship, conservatorship does not allow for control of health care and other personal affairs. In Oklahoma, a conservator must be voluntarily approved by the protected individual.

Helping You Help Your Loved One

Guardianships and conservatorships protect people who cannot protect themselves. If your loved one has become incapacitated or incompetent because of mental illness or other reasons, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer immediately. Attorney Gilbert J. Pilkington, Jr. and our entire staff are dedicated to helping families protect their loved ones.

We Can Help. Call Us Today.

We can help you get started by discussing your situation in a free, 30-minute consultation. Schedule an appointment by email or call us at 866-591-9408 or 877-627-8540.