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Conservator Powers; Annual Conservator & Guardian Reviews

The conseravtor of a protectee — a minor or legally incapacitated adult — controls the finances of the protectee. This extends to an includes a variety of things, including the power to prosecute or defend legal claims. Section 475.130.5 further spells out a variety of powers which can be exercised without court approval: (1) Settle or […]

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Temporary Guardianship

Guardianship refers to the legal authority of one individual to make decisions on behalf of another individual. Guardianship is appropriate when there is a minor child who does not have parents or existing legal guardians or when an adult becomes legally incapacitated. If a Court believes that a guardianship order is appropriate, such order does […]

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Letters of Conservatorship

Broadly speaking, a conservatorship is an arrangement where one person/entity is controlled by another person/entity. In a sense, then, a conservatorship is very similar to a trust arrangement in that one person/owns property that is being handled by another. In Missouri, a conservatorship usually refers to property which is legally owned by a minor but […]

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Letters of Guardianship and Conservatorship

The probate courts’ jurisdiction extends beyond simply overseeing the transfer of assets from one generation to the next. One of the more important functions of the probate courts is to grant Letters of Guardianship or Conservatorship to minors or individuals adjudged to be incapacitated. Guardianship refers to the personal care of an individual that usually […]

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