Your Responsibilities as a Guardian
When you are appointed as a guardian, you will be responsible for the care and support of the child, which is referred to as the ward. This includes providing financial care such as shelter, medical care, food and clothing for the child.
Becoming a Guardian
To become a guardian in Missouri, you do not need to be related to the child. However, preference is given to family members who see guardianships.
The first step to becoming a guardian is to file with the probate court. I can help you determine the appropriate court in which to file and help you complete the paperwork.
Next, a judge will schedule a hearing of your case and appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the child’s interests. I can act as your advocate in this hearing and will stand by your side throughout the process.
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To speak with me about your case and about obtaining a guardianship over a minor, call me 314-725-7600 or complete the contact form.
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