Do I need an attorney to file a guardianship in Missouri?

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Do I need an attorney to file a guardianship in Missouri?

Yes.  Under Missouri law, since you are seeking to be appointed administrator, you are not actually acting on behalf of yourself, but rather seeking to be appointed to act on behalf of someone else.  Therefore, an attorney must be retained.

Seek an attorney that is familiar with the guardianship process, especially in the county in which you live.  St. Charles County and St. Louis County, for example, have very different procedures both before, during and after the guardianship hearing occurs.  An experienced attorney will know the differences and provide the best representation and result.

To learn more about guardianships and conservatorships, visit our website at:

https://www.legacylawmissouri.com/elder-law/guardianshipconservatorship/

Legacy Law Center files guardianships for individuals and families in Missouri in the following counties:  St. Charles County, St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Warren County, Lincoln County, Jefferson County and Franklin County.