Legal Representation For Dementia Patients In Tulsa, Oklahoma
Helping Those Who Do Not Feel They Need A Guardian
Many older adults feel that guardianship means they are being “bossed around” by their families or they believe they are fully capable of taking care of themselves. In these cases, it is important for the individual to have quality legal representation so that his or her rights are not infringed upon by his or her family’s good intentions.
My name is Maureen J. Knudson and I have 30 years of experience in guardianship cases. I have represented clients who are facing guardianship petitions they feel are unnecessary. I act as an advocate and counselor regarding these petitions and will always seek an outcome that is in the best interest of the individual. I take a collaborative approach and seek to find a solution that works for the family. My goal is to minimize the stress and expense that can occur in contested guardianships.
If you are an older adult whose family is insisting on establishing guardianship, you should be aware that you can have an evaluation before contesting the guardianship. If the evaluator determines you do not have dementia, I will work with you to fight the petition. I understand your desire to remain independent. I will do everything I can to help you preserve that independence.
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For those who realize that they are starting to lose their faculties and know they need a guardian, I can help you determine which family member or friend you want as your guardian. I can also help you establish what will happen to your assets once the guardianship is in place. I act as your lawyer, representing you and your best interests. I help you ensure that your wishes are respected so that you still have as much freedom as possible under guardianship.
I offer legal representation for dementia patients in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the surrounding areas because I understand that this is a life-changing event for everyone involved. I want to help all of you establish the best relationship possible and give the person who is becoming the ward the best protection while still allowing him or her to live a full and enjoyable life.
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.