Lombard Minor Guardianship Lawyers
Adult Guardianship Attorneys Serving Bloomingdale, Joliet, and St. Charles
Guardianship is a complex legal process that establishes a person's legal authority over another person or property. Guardianship can be obtained over a minor (under 18 years of age), over an adult who is disabled or has become incapacitated or over an estate. Guardianship proceedings can be emotionally challenging because they often center around stressful family issues such as the death of a loved one with minor children or the sudden illness or incapacitation of a parent.
At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we understand both the personal and legal issues that are involved in guardianship cases. Our attorneys provide experienced and compassionate legal counsel throughout the duration of our clients' cases.
Illinois Guardianship of a Minor
In Illinois, guardianship cases involving a minor are handled in Probate Court, outside of the Family and Parentage Courts. The appointment of a legal guardian does not interfere with the custodial rights of the natural parents. These guardianship cases usually occur when the natural parents are unable to care for the child (deceased, missing, imprisoned, estranged, etc). A guardian, often a relative but not always, is appointed by the court and becomes responsible for the care and well being of the child. The guardian may be required to periodically report on the condition of the child to the Court.
Illinois Guardianship of an Adult or Estate
Guardianship of an adult can be established if the adult is disabled or becomes physically or mentally incapacitated. In cases where adults are unable to manage their own fiscal affairs, guardianship over that person's estate may be granted. In these cases more frequent reporting to the Courts is usually required. At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of guardianship cases and helping clients satisfy the often complicated orders of the Court. Contact us at 630-932-9100630-932-9100 today. We offer free initial consultations, evening and weekend appointments and 5 convenient office locations including Lombard, Bloomingdale, St. Charles, Joliet and Chicago.