Guardianship for Adult

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 Patankar Law P.C.

Aurora IL Guardianship for Adults Lawyers

Warrenville Guardianship for Adults Attorneys

Kane County Attorneys for Guardianships of Disabled and Elderly Adults

Adults who are disabled, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to care for themselves may require the appointment of a guardian. Often times, this includes elderly persons that suffer from mental illness or brain related diseases. If an elderly parent or a disabled adult cannot manage their health care decisions and their own finances, a guardianship may be necessary. Obtaining guardianship for adults is a complex and challenging process, and it is best not to pursue it without the guidance of a skilled guardianship attorney.

At Patankar Law P.C., we have more than five decades of experience assisting clients with guardianships for adults and minors, and all other estate planning needs. Our legal team has extensive knowledge of this area of the law, and what it takes to ensure a favorable outcome in complex legal proceedings such as guardianships. We are responsive, straightforward, compassionate, and dedicated to providing highly personalized service to our clients. We take the time to listen and fully understand your needs, and we put our in-depth experience to work to develop creative and effective legal solutions.

Guardianship for Adults in Illinois

Once children who are disabled or have severe medical challenges turn 18, they are most likely not able to manage their personal or financial affairs when they reach adulthood. When this occurs, a parent or close relative may petition the court to become their guardian. This situation may also occur with an elderly person or an adult becomes physically or mentally incapacitated and needs someone to look after their care and/or finances.

The law presumes that an individual age 18 or older can look after themselves and manage their own affairs. Therefore, in order to begin a court proceeding, you must first obtain a report that certifies that the individual requires a guardian. The report should be filled out and signed by a licensed physician or another professional who is familiar with the disability of the individual. The person who signs the report may be called upon later to testify in court.

There are two types of guardianship for adults in Illinois; guardian of the person, and guardian of the estate. The guardian of the person manages the ongoing day-to-day needs of the individual and makes health care decisions on his/her behalf. The guardian of the estate manages the personal finances of the individual and other financial matters. In many cases, the same person is appointed to manage both the person and the estate of the individual.

Speak with a DuPage County Guardianship for Adults Attorney

Guardianship is a complicated and protracted process, and because the courts are involved, the results can be hard to predict. Through the use of living wills, powers of attorney for health care, powers of attorney for property, special needs trusts, and other estate planning tools, the same objectives can often be accomplished without the involvement of the courts. Our attorneys work closely with you to thoroughly assess the specific circumstances and develop the most practical and effective legal strategy to achieve your goals. Contact us today at 630-820-8877. From our office in Aurora, Illinois we serve clients throughout Kane County including North Aurora, Elburn, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Montgomery, West Chicago, Oswego, Yorkville, Naperville, Lisle, and Warrenville.

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