St. Louis Guardianship & Disability Benefits Law Practice in Missouri & Illinois
A guardianship is a legal relationship created when a person or institution named in a will or assigned by the court to take care of minor children or incompetent adults. Sometimes called a conservatorship. To become a guardian of a child either the party intending to be the guardian or another family member, a close friend or a local official responsible for a minor’s welfare will petition the court to appoint the guardian. The guardianship of a minor remains under court supervision until the child reaches majority at 18. We have worked with many families to better represent and protect their children.
Guardianship is assumed when one is chosen or appointed to care for, make the legal decisions for, and manage the property of a person who is either a minor or is partially or completely incapacitated. The guardian is legally responsible for the mental and physical care of their dependent. There are different types of guardianship, which depend highly on the level of the dependent’s need for a guardian. The guardianship can be general, limited, or special. A general guardian assumes the care and management of the property of the dependent, a limited guardian can only assume certain responsibilities as ordered by the court, and a special guardian is generally appointed for emergency situations for a certain period of time.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy III can help you with any guardianship needs you may have.
Medicaid Waiver programs help provide services to disabled or elderly people who would otherwise be in an institution, nursing home, or hospital, allowing individuals to receive long-term care within their community. Our attorneys are experienced in advising clients of their rights under the waiver process and have obtained necessary waiver services for our clients through litigation.
If you have a question regarding obtaining services under a Medicaid Waiver or seeking to enforce your rights under the waiver process, call the Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy III for assistance.