Differences between a Conservator and a Guardian in Illinois

By |September 20th, 2018|Conservatorship, Guardianship|

In the State of Illinois, a conservator and a guardian are very similar roles. There are, however, important differences that you should consider when deciding what is the best role for your specific case. Seeking a conservatorship and a guardianship can both be useful under the following circumstances: In the event of a sudden illness In the event of an injury Due to a disability For each of these circumstances, the debilitating and restricting matter would place a person with the inability to make his or her own decisions about his or her personal affairs. This could include his or [...]

Obtaining a Guardianship in the State of Illinois: Understanding a Petition’s Preliminary Process

By |August 14th, 2018|Guardianship|

Seeking the legal guardianship of another person or of his or her estate can be a necessary tool for many parties. While advantageous, the process for petitioning for a guardianship can be difficult. Incorrectly filing for a guardianship can result in the denial of such which can be time consuming as well as financially straining. In order to seek the guardianship of another person or of his or her estate, it is important to understand the general overview of the petition process. Further, while petitioning for a guardianship can be submitted without the assistance of an estate attorney, the support [...]

Obtaining a Guardianship in the State of Illinois: Understanding the Qualifying Factors of a Guardian and the Importance of Seeking Legal Representation

By |July 11th, 2018|Guardianship|

Obtaining a Guardianship in the State of Illinois: Understanding the Qualifying Factors of a Guardian and the Importance of Seeking Legal Representation Seeking a guardianship can be a useful and important tool for many families or other parties. A guardianship can be granted for minors, and under specific situations, it can also be granted for those over the age of eighteen. In order to seek a guardianship for those over the age of eighteen, the individual needs to be disabled due to a mental decline, a physical disability, or a mental disorder. If you are unsure if a guardianship is [...]

Qualifying for a Court-Ordered Guardianship in Illinois

By |May 21st, 2018|Estate Planning, Guardianship|

A guardianship can be important for people to obtain for many reasons. A guardianship is necessary when a person in Illinois needs to manage the affairs of another individual who is typically referred to as a ward. Through this process, the overseer will be appointed by the Probate Court. The overseer can be an individual, an institution, or even an agency. This article will cover important factors to consider when deciding if seeking a guardianship is the right process for you. Who Would Typically Qualify for a Guardianship? The law in the State of Illinois will generally presume that individuals [...]

5 Different Types of Legal Guardianship in Illinois

By |February 15th, 2018|Guardianship|

A parent has the legal responsibility of taking care of a child. However, in certain cases, a parent is no longer able to look after the child. In such a situation, a person other than the parent can assume the position of legal guardian. Guardianship is the process of filing a petition in the court to assign a guardian for a child. You should understand the different types of legal guardianship before making a petition in the court. Here you will learn about the five different types of legal guardianship allowed in Illinois. 1. Permanent Guardianship A permanent guardianship is [...]

5 Benefits of Hiring a Guardianship Attorney

By |February 12th, 2018|Guardianship|

Guardianship is generally established for minors and senior adults who cannot make financial or health-related decisions. If you ever need to establish a guardianship for your near and dear one, you should strongly consider hiring a guardianship attorney. A guardianship attorney can help you in navigating through the complex court procedures. Let's take a look at some of the ways you can benefit from hiring a guardianship attorney in Chicago, IL. 1. Help in Preparing Initial Petition A petition needs to be made in the court for assigning a guardian. Preparing the petition is no easy task. You need to [...]

What is Meant by a Durable Power of Attorney?

By |January 9th, 2018|Conservatorship, Estate Planning, Guardianship|

Planning for your future is not just about getting your affairs in order when you are in good health, but also when you become mentally disabled. You should make plans regarding who should have the power to make financial and medical decisions if you become incapacitated. This is where a power of attorney comes into play. Assigning a power of attorney will ensure that your affairs are handled by a competent person in the event you are not able to manage on your own due to old age or infirmity. A lot of people get confused about the term 'durable' [...]

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