Adult Guardianship For Dementia Patients In Tulsa, Oklahoma

Help In Becoming A Legal Guardian For An Older Family Member With Dementia

Many people lose cognitive ability as they age, resulting in dementia. Unfortunately, as our loved ones' abilities deteriorate, they are no longer able to properly care for themselves and there is a risk of harm done to them from those who seek to take advantage of vulnerable adults.

Establishing guardianship over an adult with dementia is not always an easy task. Some families may argue over whether the individual needs a guardian and who should accept responsibility. Having someone to guide you through the legal system is important as you petition for adult guardianship for dementia patients in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

My name is Maureen J. Knudson and I have filed over 100 petitions for adult guardianship, many for people who suffered from dementia. I take pride in the fact that I have helped many families secure their loved one's safety and future by giving them the legal power to control their family member's finances, living situation, medical care and other issues.

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To establish guardianship over an adult in Oklahoma, you have to prove that he or she is no longer able to care for himself or herself. Dementia has many symptoms. Some of the most common are:

  • Memory loss
  • Loss of communication skills
  • Loss of social skills
  • Inability to remember new information or learn new skills
  • Difficulty with motor function and coordination
  • Paranoia

I can help you file the petition for guardianship and assist you in all of the other necessary steps, such as dealing with the background check, attending the guardianship hearing and preparing a guardianship plan for the care of your loved one and financial management of his or her property. As an estate planning lawyer, I can also help you create a special needs trust or other vehicle to protect your family member's assets.

I know how difficult it is to see someone you love deteriorate over time. I also know how important it is to put the correct protections in place to keep that person safe while allowing him or her to improve their quality of life by making sure they receive the services needed to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. Let me help you protect your family member.

For more information on how I can help you and to obtain your free, 30-minute consultation, please call the law firm of Maureen J. Knudson, P.C., at 918-747-1400 or send me an email. I offer evening and weekend appointments and will strive to get back to you within 24 hours.