2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 30. Guardian and Ward
§30-4-769. Sale of perishable property - Report - Good faith determination of perishability.

Universal Citation: 30 OK Stat § 30-4-769 (2018)

A. Notwithstanding any other provision contained in the Oklahoma Guardianship and Conservatorship Act, a guardian or limited guardian of the property of a ward may sell, at public auction or private sale, without obtaining prior court authorization for sale, without filing a return of sale, and without obtaining court confirmation of sale, any personal property of the ward which is perishable, is otherwise likely to depreciate in value, or would cause the estate of the ward to incur loss or expense if kept. Title to such property shall pass to the purchaser thereof without approval of or confirmation by the court of such sale.

B. With respect to a limited guardian of the property, this section shall apply only to property of the ward which is subject to such limited guardian's control pursuant to a dispositional order.

C. Any sale of property made by a guardian or limited guardian of the property of a ward pursuant to this section shall be reported in the accounting next filed by such guardian or limited guardian after the making of the sale. If the court determines the property sold was not perishable or was not otherwise likely to depreciate in value and would not have caused the estate of the ward to incur loss or expense if kept, the guardian or limited guardian who made such sale shall not be surcharged or otherwise held liable with respect to such sale if he made a reasonable determination in good faith that the property sold was perishable, was otherwise likely to depreciate in value, or would have caused the estate of the ward to incur loss or expense if kept.

Added by Laws 1988, c. 329, § 116, eff. Dec. 1, 1988. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 323, § 74, operative July 1, 1990.

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