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My sister is legal gurdain of her mentaly retarded daughter she is no longer able to take care of her what steps do i have take to beco e her legal gurdai

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps has your sister taken? Has she filed any papers in family court?

No does she have to start the action to transfer to me

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state is she in?

Oklahoma

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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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If the current guardian is unable to care for the ward, then you can file a formal petition in the local probate court to be appointed as the successor guardian. Once a guardian is appointed, only a judge can remove them or replace them. So you would have to file the petition, and then have a hearing where you would state your reasons to the judge why your sister is unable to continue on in the role of guardian over her daughter.

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The it is up to the judge to determine what is in the best interests of the ward as to who should be her legal guardian.

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Although you could file the petition on your own, it will go much better with a much higher chance of success if you had a family law or elder law attorney helping you.

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Hello again,

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I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

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Did you have any further questions I can help with?

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