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Practical Pointers from Practitioners: Extensive Changes Made to Missouri’s Guardianship and Conservatorship Statutes

On June 1, 2018, Missouri’s then-Governor Eric Greitens signed 77 bills into law before officially resigning later that day. One of those bills, Senate Bill 806, included massive changes to Missouri’s outdated guardianship and conservatorship statutes, which were enacted in 1983. Missouri Senate Bill 806 amends Mo. Rev. Stat. Chapters 473, 475, and 603, effective August 28, 2018. The statutory changes affect over 31,000 guardianship and conservatorship estates pending in Missouri courts as of December 2018.

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