475.522.  Exclusive basis. — This article provides the exclusive jurisdictional basis for a court of this state to appoint a guardian or issue a protective order for an adult.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 475.522

  • Adult: a person who has reached the age of eighteen years. 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
  • 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