475.030.  Letters of guardianship and conservatorship issued, when. — 1.  Letters of guardianship of the person may be granted for any person adjudged incapacitated.  Letters of conservatorship of the estate may be granted for any person adjudged to be disabled.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 475.030

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Guardian: one appointed by a court to have the care and custody of the person of a minor or of an incapacitated person. See Missouri Laws 475.010
  • Guardianship: if used in a section in a context relating to rights and obligations other than property rights or obligations, means guardian of the person as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Minor: any person who is under the age of eighteen years. See Missouri Laws 475.010
  • Parent: the biological or adoptive mother or father of a child whose parental rights have not been terminated under Missouri Laws 475.010
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 2.  Letters of conservatorship of the estate of a minor shall be granted for that part of the estate of the minor which is not derived from a living parent who is acting as natural guardian.

 3.  Letters of conservatorship for the entire estate of a minor may be granted in the following cases:

 (1)  Where the minor has no parent living; or

 (2)  Where there is a natural guardian of the minor and where the court finds that the best interests of the minor require letters of conservatorship for all of his estate.

 4.  Letters of guardianship of the person of a minor may be granted in the following cases:

 (1)  Where a minor has no parent living;

 (2)  Where the parents or the sole surviving parent of a minor are unwilling, unable or adjudged unfit to assume the duties of guardianship;

 (3)  Where the parents or the sole surviving parent have had their parental rights terminated under chapter 211.