Should You Appoint a Guardian for Your Loved One?

Ask a guardianship attorney in St. Louis and Webster Groves, MO for guidance

Dealing with the incapacity of a loved one is an extremely challenging time that can leave you feeling helpless. At Catherine R. Grantham Family Law Firm in St. Louis, we understand your burden and work with you to make sure that your loved one has the necessary support system in place to tend to their financial and medical affairs.

If your loved one is incapacitated without a validly executed power of attorney in place, you may not know what the next step is to ensure that your loved one is taken care of. That next step is the legal appointment of a guardian and/or conservator. If you need assistance seek counsel with the guardianship attorney at Catherine Grantham Family Law.

We offer guardianship services to residents in St. Louis and Webster Groves, MO and surrounding areas. As an experienced attorney and registered nurse, Catherine Grantham can provide unique insight into your case.

Call 314-596-8371 today to speak with guardianship attorney Grantham personally.

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What is a Legal Guardian & Conservator

Appointing a guardian is an important decision. It's a smart idea to understand the difference between a legal guardian and a conservator with a guardianship attorney in both Webster Groves and St. Louis, MO before making a decision.

Guardian: A guardian is an individual who is entrusted with the duties to make decisions on behalf of a minor or incapacitated adult - a ward - regarding their well-being, medical care, maintenance, and support (collectively referred to as "of the person").

Conservator: On a similar note, a conservator is entrusted with the duties to make decisions on behalf of a minor or incapacitated adult - the Protectee - regarding their financial affairs and property (collectively referred to as "of the estate").

Please, contact Catherine Grantham Family Law today to learn more about our guardianship services.

Understand the different types of guardianship

There are a lot of different reasons you may need to establish guardianship in St. Louis or Webster Groves, MO. No matter what situation you're facing, attorney Grantham will help you through the legal side of the process.

Guardianship can apply to...

Children
You may need to establish guardianship of a child after a divorce or adoption.

Seniors
As individuals age, they're often diagnosed with illnesses that can affect their independence.

Adults
The guardianship process is often used for disabled adults who are unable to care for themselves.

Does your loved one need assistance? Discuss the process with our guardianship attorney today. While you don't have to be related to an individual to pursue guardianship, you do need a clean record and character references.