Guardianships and conservatorships are established to protect the best interests of individuals unable to care for themselves. A guardian is named to care for children when their parents pass away or become unfit. Adults with developmental disabilities or older adults at an advanced stage in their life can benefit from a conservatorship, if they are unable to care for themselves.
Our attorneys, Robert N. Hamilton and Jennifer R. Piper, and our legal team understand that every case is fact specific. We are committed to helping relatives establish child guardianships for minors. Our legal team also has a strong background handling conservatorships for seniors and incapacitated adults. The attorneys at our law firm take every measure possible to preserve the dignity of the person in need of care. Contact our law firm today to meet with a highly skilled St. Louis guardianship lawyer.
Establishing Guardianships for Children Under 18 in Missouri
When parents pass away, guardians for minor children are often identified in the parents' will. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Establishing a guardianship can become challenging when parents die without a will or become unable to care for their minor children.
Our firm's family law attorneys are highly skilled at handling the sensitive nature of guardianship cases. We have a strong background establishing guardianships for minor children on a temporary or permanent basis. Our law firm is committed to helping relatives establish guardianships or obtain legal custody when parents die unexpectedly or become unfit to parent. We try making the process as seamless as possible to help relatives become guardians after caring for a child 12 months or more.
This process can become highly complicated when a parent refuses to give consent or is unable to give consent. Our legal team is highly skilled at handling contested guardianship cases in family law court. We incorporate expert testimony to demonstrate what would be in the children's best interests.
St. Louis Incapacitated Adult Lawyers Handle Conservatorships
Our legal team is committed to establishing conservatorship for adult children and seniors in need of a guardian. Every case is unique. Part of our background includes helping parents become legal guardians for adult children with disabilities. We are also committed to helping adult children establish conservatorships for elderly parents or relatives.
Disabled adults and senior citizens function at different levels. We work with medical doctors to help us try and establish a conservatorship based on the individuals' specific needs. Our legal team is highly effective at handling complicated issues involving conservatorships. We want to help you navigate through the legal process and preserve your loved one's best interests.
Contact Our Missouri Guardianship Law Firm Today
If your loved one could benefit from the care of a guardianship or conservatorship, our law firm is available to help you examine the options available to you. Contact our office today for an initial consultation by calling 314-333-4140 or contact us online.