As an adult child, one of the most difficult moments you will ever experience is the moment when you realize your parent can no longer take care of himself/herself because of physical or mental incapacity. If you have come to that realization yourself, you may be wondering what to do next. If the situation is serious enough, it may be time to consider pursuing guardianship over your parent. Since you have likely never been through the guardianship process before you likely have a number of … [Read more...] about How Long Is the Guardianship Process in Missouri?
At some point in your life you may find yourself faced with the realization that a parent, or other adult family member or loved one, has reached a point at which he/she is no longer able to safely care for himself/herself and/or make financial decisions. This physical and/or mental deterioration may be the result of the natural aging process, a serious illness or accident, or even an age related dementia disease such as Alzheimer’s. If the individual is your parent, admitting that something … [Read more...] about What Is an Adult Guardianship in Missouri?
One of the most common explanations people offer for why they have yet to create an estate plan is that they don’t have enough assets to warrant creating one. If you are the parent of minor children, however, you have the most valuable assets of all to protect. Although many people do not realize it, a Last Will and Testament allows you to do just that – protect your children – by affording you the opportunity to nominate a Guardian for your children in the event you are no longer here to care … [Read more...] about Factors to Consider When Nominating a Guardian for Minor Children