October 2015 Archives

Conditions when a Missouri guardianship can be terminated

Missouri residents know that there may come a time when they must choose a guardian for a beloved family member. It may be that their loved one's physical condition has deteriorated or that this person may now be unable to make their own decisions. But it's important to remember that a guardianship may not have to be in effect for that person's entire life. So here are some situations when a Missouri guardianship can be terminated.

Can a special needs trust help someone with special needs?

There are many physically or mentally disabled senior citizens here in Missouri who depend on government programs such as Social Security and Medicaid. However, if these individuals inherit any monetary assets from a recently deceased family member, they may potentially lose these benefits. So are there ways to bequeath assets to a disabled family member without endangering their ability to remain in government programs?