475.395.  Number of wards limited. — No person, other than a bank, trust company or public administrator shall be guardian of more than five wards at one time, unless all the wards are members of one family.  Upon presentation of a petition by an attorney of the Veterans Administration or other interested person, alleging that a guardian is acting in a fiduciary capacity for more than five wards and requesting his discharge for that reason, the court, upon proof substantiating the petition, shall require a final accounting from such guardian and shall discharge him from guardianships in excess of five and forthwith appoint a successor.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 475.395

  • 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
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020