In Oklahoma, guardianship can take one of three different guardianship forms.
The first guardianship forms in Oklahoma is general guardianship. In a general guardianship situation, the guardian has complete control over the minor child and in some cases the property belonging to the minor child.
The second form of guardianship in Oklahoma is limited guardianship. In limited guardianship, the guardian is granted partial control over the minor child and in some cases the property belonging to the minor child.
The third form of guardianship form in Oklahoma is special guardianship. This type of guardianship is used only in certain situations in which there is an emergency and a guardian is needed only for a short duration. This type of guardianship in general will last for fewer than 10 days.
There are times when the guardianship forms in Oklahoma will not or cannot perform their duties. If this is the case, the guardianship will be terminated. In addition, the child’s life circumstances may change the make the appointment of a guardian no longer necessary. If this happens, the court must issue an order ending the guardianship.
Being the guardian of a child can be a rewarding experience. In the end, it is important for those who may one day be appointed guardians to understand how the process is handled in Oklahoma.