Guardianships Attorney in Kirkwood, Missouri

What is the process for establishing a guardianship and conservatorship?

St. Louis, MO estate & probate attorney Alicia Albus explains the process for establishing a guardianship and conservatorship.

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well guardianship and conservatorship
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involves the court and the probate court
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and not
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you don’t always need a guardianship or
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a conservatorship sometimes clients come
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in believing that they that’s what they
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need and sometimes we can find another
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means um of dealing with the situation
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that’s not as
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because that involves going to court and
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so we try to find another solution but
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if you do need a guardianship or
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conservatorship that process involves
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asking the court to
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declare someone inc incompetent or
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incapacitated and disabled and in that
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way the court can then allow someone to
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stand in their in their shoes and
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basically work on their behalf the
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reason you’re doing that is because that
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individual did not sign documents or
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execute estate planning documents
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beforehand
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telling everyone who that person should
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be to represent them or to act on their
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behalf so then you’re left with the
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court to make that decision now
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certainly you can have the
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individual
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if
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if that person is able to make a
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recommendation or to say what their
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preference would be for their guardian
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or conservator but ultimately it’s the
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court’s decision as to who that person
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would be

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