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CONSERVATORSHIP/ GUARDIANSHIP

Conservatorships are legal proceedings whereby someone is appointed by the probate court to make financial decisions on behalf of persons who are no longer capable of making those decisions themselves. Guardianships are legal proceedings whereby someone is appointed by the probate court to make personal decisions on behalf of persons who are no longer capable of making those decisions themselves. Often this proceeding happens when a person has been diagnosed with a memory issue or physical issue that has caused incapacity. An appointment may last until the death of the ward or the guardian, until the ward is able to establish that he/she is competent, or until the guardian resigns or is removed by the Probate Court.

 

OUR SERVICE TO YOU

  • Navigate the conservatorship / gaurdianship process
  • Seek expert medical opinions as required by the process
  • Assist with accounting and inventory requirements

EXAMPLE FROM THE FILE CABINET

document-428336_1280-300x199Jane suspects her mother Mary may be showing signs of dementia and hoarding. Upon visiting Mary on one occasion she notices that the back room is filled with packages purchased from mail order shopping channels. On top of this Mary is showing signs of malnutrition, possibly because her monthly check has been completely consumed by mail order shopping.

Jane calls the Missouri Elder Law Firm to help her get control of this situation. With our help Jane is appointed conservator/guardian and she is able to get the appropriate help for her mother.