ORS 125.300¹
In general

(1) A guardian may be appointed for an adult person only as is necessary to promote and protect the well-being of the protected person. A guardianship for an adult person must be designed to encourage the development of maximum self-reliance and independence of the protected person and may be ordered only to the extent necessitated by the person’s actual mental and physical limitations.

(2) An adult protected person for whom a guardian has been appointed is not presumed to be incompetent.

(3) A protected person retains all legal and civil rights provided by law except those that have been expressly limited by court order or specifically granted to the guardian by the court. Rights retained by the person include but are not limited to the right to contact and retain counsel and to have access to personal records. [1995 c.664 §27]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute (ORS 126.098)

Change of adult ward's domicile by guardian in Oregon must be accomplished directly by court order or under court order that expressly authorizes guardian to change domicile. Little v. Dept. of Rev., 11 OTR 219 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 125—Protective Proceedings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors125.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 125, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­125ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information