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Illinois Guardianship Attorneys

DuPage County Guardianship Lawyers

If you need assistance with matters of guardianship, at Roberts & Caruso we can provide the assistance that you need. Whether you need to establish or contest guardianship, our attorneys are thoroughly knowledgeable about about all aspects of guardianship law that will help those who are defined as legally incapacitated.

According to the Guardianship and Advocacy Act, those who are developmentally disabled or are in need of mental health services may be eligible for guardianship. Minors whose biological parents are unable to care for the minor due to an environment that is not in the best interest of the child may also be eligible for guardianship. A guardian may be chosen by the court or, in some circumstances, chosen by the biological parents. Guardianship is commonly granted to the children of elderly parents who are in need of help due to dementia caused by Alzheimer’s or other disabilities suffered by senior citizens.

Helping Clients Initiate Guardianship

We can help you establish guardianship. Guardians are typically related to the person who needs care. It is best to select someone who knows the individual and will make decisions that keep an atmosphere of harmony around that person. There are also options for short-term and standby guardianship, if needed.

To initiate guardianship, a petition must be filed in probate court. We can help ensure your petition is properly drafted and filed to minimize delays in the process. It is important to choose a firm, such as Roberts & Caruso, that has experience with providing guardianship services in DuPage County because we are familiar with the intricacies of the courts in that jurisdiction and can prepare you for what to expect.

Fighting Against Unmerited Guardianship

If someone is trying to establish guardianship over you or a loved one believed to be legally competent, please work with our attorneys as soon as possible. Timing is critical. Hearings to determine legal competence can occur with or without the individual in question present in court. Seek sound legal advice now to avoid a contentious situation later.

The attorneys at Roberts & Caruso successfully contested two guardianships, involving two completely different individuals in the second half of 2014. In both cases, the client was alleged to be in need of a guardian, despite being healthy and capable. Although each case was very different, in both cases, the client benefited from contacting Roberts & Caruso as soon as she found out that someone else was trying to take control of her decision making.

Please contact Roberts & Caruso to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your guardianship concerns and determine if you would like to proceed with our firm. If you choose to retain our attorneys, we will begin immediately and keep you informed throughout the process. We have flexible appointments available at our offices in Wheaton, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois. We look forward to serving you.