475.060.  Application for guardianship — petition for guardianship requirements — incapacitated persons, petition requirements. — 1.  Any person may file a petition for the appointment of himself or herself or some other qualified person as guardian of a minor.  Such petition shall state:

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 475.060

  • Adult: a person who has reached the age of eighteen years. See Missouri Laws 475.010
  • Claims: liabilities of the protectee arising in contract, in tort or otherwise, before or after the appointment of a conservator, and liabilities of the estate which arise at or after the adjudication of disability or after the appointment of a conservator of the estate, including expenses of the adjudication and of administration. See Missouri Laws 475.010
  • conservator: as used in this chapter , includes limited conservator unless otherwise specified or apparent from the context. See Missouri Laws 475.010
  • 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
  • Incapacitated person: one who is unable by reason of any physical, mental, or cognitive condition to receive and evaluate information or to communicate decisions to such an extent that the person, even with appropriate services and assistive technology, lacks capacity to manage the person's essential requirements for food, clothing, shelter, safety or other care such that serious physical injury, illness, or disease is likely to occur. See Missouri Laws 475.010
  • 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
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Place of residence: means the place where the family of any person permanently resides in this state, and the place where any person having no family generally lodges. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • qualified person: a natural person, social service agency, corporation or national or state banking organization qualified to act as guardian of the person or conservator of the estate pursuant to the provisions of section Missouri Laws 475.010
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 (1)  The name, age, domicile, actual place of residence and post office address of the minor if known and if any of these facts is unknown, the efforts made to ascertain that fact;

 (2)  The estimated value of the minor’s real and personal property, and the location and value of any real property owned by the minor outside of this state;

 (3)  If the minor has no domicile or place of residence in this state, the county in which the property or major part thereof of the minor is located;

 (4)  The name and address of the parents of the minor and whether they are living or dead;

 (5)  The name and address of the spouse, and the names, ages and addresses of all living children of the minor;

 (6)  The name and address of the person having custody of the person of the minor or who claims to have custody of the person of the minor;

 (7)  The name and address of any guardian of the person or conservator of the estate of the minor appointed in this or any other state;

 (8)  If appointment is sought for a natural person, other than the public administrator, the names and addresses of wards and disabled persons for whom such person is already guardian or conservator;

 (9)  The name and address of the trustees and the purpose of any trust of which the minor is a qualified beneficiary;

 (10)  The reasons why the appointment of a guardian is sought;

 (11)  A petition for the appointment of a guardian of a minor may be filed for the sole and specific purpose of school registration or medical insurance coverage.  Such a petition shall clearly set out this limited request and shall not be combined with a petition for conservatorship;

 (12)  If the petitioner requests the appointment of co-guardians, a statement of the reasons why such appointment is sought and whether the petitioner requests that the co-guardians, if appointed, may act independently or whether they may act only together or only together with regard to specified matters;

 (13)  That written consent has been obtained from any person, including a public administrator, who is to be appointed as a co-guardian; and

 (14)  Whether the petitioner knows of any other court having jurisdiction over the minor and the name of the court, if known.

 2.  Any person may file a petition for the appointment of himself or herself or some other qualified person as guardian or limited guardian of an incapacitated person.  Such petition shall state:

 (1)  If known, the name, age, domicile, actual place of residence, and post office address of the alleged incapacitated person, and for the period of three years before the filing of the petition, the most recent addresses, up to three, at which the alleged incapacitated person lived prior to the most recent address, and if any of these facts is unknown, the efforts made to ascertain that fact.  In the case of a petition filed by a public official in his or her official capacity, the information required by this subdivision need only be supplied to the extent it is reasonably available to the petitioner;

 (2)  The estimated value of the alleged incapacitated person’s real and personal property, and the location and value of any real property owned by the alleged incapacitated person outside of this state;

 (3)  If the alleged incapacitated person has no domicile or place of residence in this state, the county in which the property or major part thereof of the alleged incapacitated person is located;

 (4)  The name and address of the parents of the alleged incapacitated person and whether they are living or dead;

 (5)  The name and address of the spouse, the names, ages, and addresses of all living children of the alleged incapacitated person, the names and addresses of the alleged incapacitated person’s closest known relatives, and the names and relationship, if known, of any adults living with the alleged incapacitated person; if no spouse, adult child, or parent is listed, the names and addresses of the siblings and children of deceased siblings of the alleged incapacitated person; the name and address of any agent appointed by the alleged incapacitated person in any durable power of attorney, and of the presently acting trustees of any trust of which the alleged incapacitated person is the grantor or is a qualified beneficiary or is or was the trustee or cotrustee and the purpose of the power of attorney or trust;

 (6)  The name and address of the person having custody of the person of the alleged incapacitated person;

 (7)  The name and address of any guardian of the person or conservator of the estate of the alleged incapacitated person appointed in this or any other state;

 (8)  If appointment is sought for a natural person, other than the public administrator, the names and addresses of wards and protectees for whom such person is already guardian or conservator;

 (9)  The factual basis for the petitioner’s conclusion that the person for whom guardianship is sought is unable or partially unable by reason of some specified physical, mental, or cognitive condition to receive and evaluate information or to communicate decisions to such an extent that the person lacks capacity to meet essential requirements for food, clothing, shelter, safety, or other care such that serious physical injury, illness, or disease is likely to occur;

 (10)  The reasons, incidents, and specific behaviors demonstrating why the appointment of a guardian or limited guardian is sought;

 (11)  If the petitioner suggests the appointment of co-guardians, a statement of the reasons why such appointment is sought and whether the petitioner suggests that the co-guardians, if appointed, may act independently or whether they may act only together or only together with regard to specified matters; and

 (12)  Written consent has been obtained from any person, including a public administrator, who is to be appointed as a co-guardian.

 3.  If the person filing the petition seeks the appointment of an emergency guardian, the petition shall include the same requirements as provided in subsection 1 of this section and shall request the appointment per the requirements provided in subsection 15 of section 475.075.