We have extensive experience in establishing guardianships for both minors and adults. A guardianship is a legal relationship under which one person, the guardian, has the legal right and duty to care for another person, the ward, and the ward’s property. A guardianship is established because of the ward’s inability to legally act on their own behalf. The guardian may make decisions regarding the ward’s day to day care, health decisions, financial affairs, and residency.
What Processes Are Involved
The court process to have a guardian appointed by the court includes:
Preparing and filing the necessary court documents
Notifying all interested parties
Attending a hearing with the judge
Dealing with the Guardian ad Litem
Once a guardian is appointed, the guardian must file a report of the person and an annual accounting, with the court every year thereafter.
As your guardianship attorney, will work with you to determine what is needed based on your loved one’s current situation. Once a guardian is appointed, that person will remain the guardian until they are released of their duties by the judge or when the ward passes away. Since guardianships may last for many years, it is important to have a good relationship with the attorney that represents you. Our law practice takes pride in building lasting relationships with our clients.
Call Our Illinois Guardianship Attorneys
In the event that you may need to set-up a guardianship, you will need the help of an experienced Illinois guardianship attorney.
AuBuchon & Pennuto Law are guardianship attorneys serving Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, & Will County. We have two office locations to better serve you. Visit our Guardianship Attorneys at our Plainfield, Illinois office or our Warrenville, Illinois office.
Email or call us at 630-412-0412 to schedule an initial consultation on your case.