The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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January 8, 2013

Legal Aid presentation Friday

Claudia Kovar, staff attorney for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, will discuss guardianship and other issues during a presentation Friday in Enid.

Her presentation, Adult Guardianships and Alternatives to Guardianships, will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Meadows Point Apartments, 1225 S. Cleveland. The hour-long presentation is free and open to the public.

Kovar will discuss the process for obtaining a guardianship and other options for planning for incapacity. The event is funded by a grant from Northern Oklahoma Development Authority, NODA.

Seeking a guardianship can be an expensive and time-consuming process. There are other steps a person can take to avoid having to file for a guardianship, including executing a power of attorney or an advanced directive for health care.

For more information, call the Stillwater Legal Aid office, (800) 256-9601. Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and senior citizens.

The Stillwater office and its satellite office in Enid provide service to low-income people and senior citizens in Alfalfa, Blaine, Garfield, Grant, Kay, Kingfisher, Major and Noble counties. Find Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma on the web at www.legalaidok.org.

Legal Aid serves all 77 counties, accepting civil cases, including those involving domestic abuse, housing, consumer issues and government benefits. Legal Aid is funded through the federal Legal Services Corp., Oklahoma Bar Foundation, local area United Way agencies, NODA Area Agency on Aging, grants and gifts from individuals and organizations.

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