2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 30. Guardian and Ward
§30-3-121. Disposition of financial resources under supervision and control of guardian or limited guardian - Petition for restoration of capacity.
A. A guardian of the property must keep safe the property of his ward and shall act as a fiduciary as provided by Section 1-121 of this title.
Subject to the order and the guardianship plan for the management of the financial resources of the ward, a guardian or limited guardian of the property of the ward:
1. Shall expend or distribute, authorize the expenditure or distribution of, and assist in the expenditure or distribution of, the principal of or income from the financial resources placed under his supervision and control to assure that:
a.the essential requirements for the physical health or safety of the ward are met,
b.the property rights of the ward are protected,
c.the financial resources of the ward which are subject to the guardianship are prudently managed, and
d.the guardian or limited guardian of the person of the ward, if any, or if other than the guardian or limited guardian of the property, is able to perform the duties and powers assigned by the court;
2. May expend funds of the estate for the support of persons legally dependent on the ward and others who are members of the ward's household who are unable to support themselves, and who are in need of support;
3. May, subject to prior specific approval by the court, make gifts to charity, persons, which may include the guardian or limited guardian, or both such charity and persons, as the ward might have been expected to make, based upon an established pattern of giving made by the ward prior to the appointment of a guardian or limited guardian or if the court finds it is in the best interest of the subject of the proceeding on the basis of tax or estate planning. The court may approve gifts of small amounts for holidays, birthdays or similar occasions and shall specify in the order the maximum amount which may be expended for such purpose and the person or persons to whom such gifts can be made, which may include guardians or limited guardians.
B. Limited guardians of property shall consider the size of the financial resources of the ward which have not been placed under their supervision or control.
C. If satisfied that the incapacity or partial incapacity of the ward has ceased, the guardian or limited guardian of the property shall file a petition requesting a determination on the restoration to capacity of the ward and the termination of the guardianship.
Added by Laws 1988, c. 329, § 58, eff. Dec. 1, 1988. Amended by Laws 1989, c. 319, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 323, § 43, operative July 1, 1990.