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A guardian is a person appointed by the court to have care and custody of a minor or an adult who is unable to make decisions affecting his or her own care (e.g., food, shelter, medical care or safety). If it is determined that the person lacks this capacity, a guardian is appointed to make those decisions on behalf of the individual. Guardianships sometimes become necessary for minor children if their parents become deceased or are otherwise unable, unwilling or unfit to care for them. In addition, adults with an advanced illness or other medical issues may need a guardian appointment. The guardian is usually a close relative who assumes responsibility for that person’s care.

There are certain occasions where a less intrusive method can be used to obtain the same objective. Our office is always in favor of choosing those options. E.g., if a Durable Power of Attorney or Trust can be structured to care for the person in question, we will always look that direction. Attorney Chris Cox will discuss your situation and provide you with all your options, including his recommendation for the best course of action.

At the Law Office of Christopher P. Cox, L.L.C., we represent relatives of children seeking to assist in their care, adults wanting to care for their aging relative and parents of special needs children who are approaching the age of 18.

We accept credit cards for your convenience. Contact our St Louis law firm today to schedule an appointment to learn how our legal expertise can help you acheive your goals. Attorney Chris Cox is conveniently located in Chesterfield, Missouri. Call us at 314.727.0163 or contact us online.

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