475.080.  Appointment of limited guardian or conservator. — 1.  If the court, after hearing, finds that a person is partially incapacitated and that the respondent’s identified needs cannot be met by a less restrictive alternative, the court shall appoint a limited guardian of the person of the ward.  The order of appointment shall specify the powers and duties of the limited guardian so as to permit the partially incapacitated ward to provide for self-care commensurate with the ward’s ability to do so and shall also specify the legal disabilities to which the ward is subject.  In establishing a limited guardianship, the court shall impose only such legal disabilities and restraints on personal liberty as are necessary to promote and protect the well-being of the individual and shall design the guardianship so as to encourage the development of maximum self-reliance and independence in the individual.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 475.080

  • conservator: as used in this chapter , includes limited conservator unless otherwise specified or apparent from the context. See Missouri Laws 475.010
  • disabled person: one who is:

     (a)  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 lacks ability to manage the person's financial resources. 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
  • Partially disabled 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 such person lacks capacity to manage, in part, his or her financial resources. See 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
  • Ward: a minor or an incapacitated person for whom a guardian, limited guardian, or standby guardian has been appointed. See Missouri Laws 475.010

 2.  If the court, after hearing, finds that a person is partially disabled and that the respondent’s identified needs cannot be met by a less restrictive alternative, the court shall appoint a limited conservator of the estate.  The order of appointment shall specify the powers and duties of the limited conservator so as to permit the partially disabled person to manage the person’s financial resources commensurate with the person’s ability to do so.