475.531.  Transfer of guardianship or conservatorship to another state. — 1.  A guardian or conservator appointed in this state may petition the court to transfer the guardianship or conservatorship to another state.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 475.531

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

 2.  Notice of a petition under subsection 1 of this section shall be given to those persons that would be entitled to notice of a petition in this state for the appointment of a guardian or conservator.

 3.  On the court’s own motion or on request of the guardian or conservator, the incapacitated or protected person, or other person required to be notified of the petition, the court shall hold a hearing on a petition filed pursuant to subsection 1 of this section.

 4.  The court shall issue an order provisionally granting a petition to transfer a guardianship and shall direct the guardian to petition for guardianship in the other state if the court is satisfied that the guardianship will be accepted by the court in the other state and the court finds that:

 (1)  The incapacitated person is physically present in or is reasonably expected to move permanently to the other state;

 (2)  An objection to the transfer has not been made or, if an objection has been made, the objector has not established that the transfer would be contrary to the interests of the incapacitated person; and

 (3)  Plans for care and services for the incapacitated person in the other state are reasonable and sufficient.

 5.  The court shall issue a provisional order granting a petition to transfer a conservatorship and shall direct the conservator to petition for conservatorship in the other state if the court is satisfied that the conservatorship will be accepted by the court of the other state and the court finds that:

 (1)  The protected person is physically present in or is reasonably expected to move permanently to the other state, or the protected person has a significant connection to the other state considering the factors set forth in subsection 2 of section 475.521;

 (2)  An objection to the transfer has not been made or, if an objection has been made, the objector has not established that the transfer would be contrary to the interests of the protected person; and

 (3)  Adequate arrangements will be made for management of the protected person’s property.

 6.  The court shall issue a final order confirming the transfer and terminating the guardianship or conservatorship upon its receipt of:

 (1)  A provisional order accepting the proceeding from the court to which the proceeding is to be transferred which is issued under provisions similar to section 475.532; and

 (2)  The documents required to terminate a guardianship or conservatorship in this state.