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Jan 10, 2020

Probate: Guardianship-Appointment-Mootness

Where children, who sought the appointment of a guardian and conservator for their mother, challenged a judgment in her favor by the probate court, the mother died during the appeal, so the issue is now moot, so the appeal is dismissed. Appeal is dismissed. In the Matter of Selma McDonald Norton v. McDonald (MLW No. […]

Jul 9, 2019

Probate: Guardianship-Fitness-Sufficiency Of Evidence

Where a father challenged a probate court order appointing his child’s grandmother as the guardian for the child, the trial court did not err in finding that there was sufficient evidence to show that he was unwilling, unable or unfit to care for the child, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. In the […]

Apr 22, 2019

Probate: Guardianship-Removal-Attorneys’ Fees

  Where a wife challenged the probate division’s denial of her motion to remove the public administrator as the guardian and conservator for her incapacitated husband and to appoint herself and her daughter as successors, there was no statutory basis for the removal or successor appointment, and the judgment is affirmed because the refusal to […]

Aug 17, 2017

Domestic Relations : Guardianship – Parental Fitness

In the Interests of: C.H., B.H & T.C. (MLW No. 70912/Case No. ED104772 – 15 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Odenwald, J.)

Mar 16, 2017

Domestic Relations : Guardianship – Parental Fitness – Standard Of Proof

In the Matter of A.L.R.; K.R. v. A.L.S. (MLW No. 70298/Case No. SC95939 – 11 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Stith, J.; Breckenridge, C.J.; Fischer, Draper, Wilson and Russell, JJ., concur)

May 3, 2016

Domestic Relations : Guardianship – Fitness Determination

In re L.M. (MLW No. 69131/Case No. ED102342 – 19 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, James M. Dowd, J.)

Apr 27, 2016

Probate : Guardianship – Juvenile Case – Jurisdiction

Rogers v. Department of Social Services (MLW No. 69079/Case No. SD33714 – 5 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Bates, J.)

Jan 20, 2015

Domestic Relations : Incapacitated Child – Guardianship – Probate Jurisdiction

In the Matter of S.J.M. (MLW No. 67370/Case No. ED101082 – 17 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Quigless, J.)

Dec 18, 2014

Domestic Relations : Guardianship – Abandonment – Third Party

J.R.D. v. J.L.D. (MLW No. 67255/Case No. ED101337 – 9 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Sullivan, J.)

Mar 3, 2013

Probate: Guardianship – Termination – Best Interests

Where a woman sought a termination of a co-guardianship she shared with her parents over her daughter, the denial of the woman’s petition is affirmed because she did not meet her burden to show that it was in the child’s best interest to terminate the guardianship and she also waived her claim that the judgment […]

Jan 31, 2013

Probate: Guardianship – Competing Homes

Rash v. Wilson (MLW No. 64591/Case No. WD75298 – 15 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Hardwick, J.)

Oct 3, 2012

Probate: Guardianship – Child Custody – Habeas Proceeding

In the Estate of: A.T. (MLW No. 64228/Case No. ED98024 – 3 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Richter, J.)

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