Chicago Guardianship Attorneys | Guardianship Dispute Lawyers, Chicago IL

Chicago Guardianship Attorneys | Guardianship Dispute Lawyers, Chicago IL

Our Chicago guardianship attorneys will help you achieve your guradianship goals. We have experience in both contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings and offer affordable rates, accessibility andthe assurance your matter is in experienced hands and in the best position to succeed.

Our Chicago guardianship attorneys will help you achieve your guradianship goals. We have experience in both contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings and offer affordable rates, accessibility andthe assurance your matter is in experienced hands and in the best position to succeed.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

Guardianship

Matter?

In this video, our Chicago Guardianship Law attorney describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your guardianship matter.

  • We are Experienced and Great at What We Do!  At O'Flaherty Law, our Chicago guardianship attorneys know Guardianship administration can be complicated.  Our attorneys have the skill, experience and dedication to educate you on your options and create the most advantageous plan for you and your family.  In 2015 Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to be named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40.  In 2016, we received Avvo Clients' Choice Award for Estate Planning.   Kevin is a founder and proud member of Main Street Senior Resources. This is a group of professionals who collaborate to provide superior and comprehensive service to seniors.  We look forward to bringing our experience to bear in order to help you and your loved ones.  
  • We are Efficient and Cost-Effective!  We are extremely proud of our affordable rates that allows us to build relationships with more clients.  We invite the comparison to other Chicago guardianship attorneys and would like to hear about it if you can find a more affordable solution to your family's planning needs. 
  • We Go Above and Beyond For You and Your Family!  Our Chicago guardianship attorneys always remain accessible to our clients and provide prompt communication regarding all developments in your case.  We consider ourselves educators, allowing you to make informed decisions with an understanding of all of your options.  Many of our clients have been so "amazed" by our above-and-beyond service that they have taken time out of their busy schedules to leave us glowing reviews.

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The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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O'Flaherty Law of Chicago

10 South Riverside Plaza Ste. 1925A Chicago, Illinois 60606
Chicago
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IL
60606
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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

Downers Grove Attorneys, Downers Grove Attorney

Downers Grove

5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

Naperville Attorney, Naperville Attorneys

Naperville

105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

Elmhurst Lawyer, Elmhurst Lawyers

Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

Lake in the Hills Attorneys, Lake in the Hills Attorney

Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

Tinley Park Attorney, Tinley Park Attorneys

Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Chicago Attorney, Chicago Attorneys

Chicago

10 South Riverside Plaza Ste. 1925A Chicago, Illinois 60606

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers

St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Meet Our Owner

Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say:

John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."

Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

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John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
Kevin Sender
Says...
"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
Mike Stehlik
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"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
Kevin Koc
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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
Stephen Petersen
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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.
Troy Golden
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Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

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Filing a Petition for Adult Guardianship in Chicago

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In this video, Chicago Guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the process for filing for guardianship in Chicago.

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Guardianship matters are court cases where an individual is appointed to be responsible for the personal care and management of the finances of an minor, adult or a person who requires special needs and who is mentally incompetent. To initiate an adult guardianship proceeding in Chicago, the person requesting guardianship must file a Petition for Guardianship with the appropriate court. 

A Petition for Guardianship must contain the appropriate information:

  • The relationship of the person filing the petition to the person over whom guardianship is sought.
  • The name, place of residence, and date of birth of the respondent.
  • The reason that guardianship is being sought;
  • The names and addresses of any current guardian or agents appointed in the respondent’s healthcare or financial powers of attorney;
  • The name and addresses of the spouse, adult children, parents, and adult siblings of the respondent.  If none of these are living, then the nearest adult relatives of the respondent should be listed.
  • The name address of the person or institution with which the respondent is currently residing.
  • The approximate value of the respondent’s assets.
  • The expected annual income of the respondent.  
  • The following information for the proposed guardian: name, address, age, occupation, and relationship to the respondent.

If there is a reason that the petitioner cannot obtain a physician’s report prior to filing your petition, they can file the petition without an accompanying medical report and request that the court issue an order requiring a medical examination for the purpose of obtaining a physician’s report.  

Read more from our Chicago guardianship attorneys on the Chicago guardianship process.

Guardianship For Minor Children in Chicago

Our Chicago guardianship attorneys explain the importance estate planning is when you have minor children. They also discuss the relevant plans, approaches and mindest needed to create a detailed and well executed estate plan that eliminates worry in the event of very eventuality.

Whether involved in a contested or uncontested proceeding to be named the guardian of a minor child, we understand that this is one of the highest priorities in your life.  Our skill, experience, and communication will give you peace of mind while we put you in the best position to succeed.  We will pursue every avenue and resource available to us to bring your matter to an efficient and cost-effective resolution.

Read the entire article by our Chicago guardianship attorneys on guardianship for minor children in Chicago.

In this video Chicago guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discussses the importance of creating an estate plan if you have minor children

Chicago Guardianship Lawyers

Our Chicago guardianship attorneys explain the importance estate planning is when you have minor children. They also discuss the relevant plans, approaches and mindest needed to create a detailed and well executed estate plan that eliminates worry in the event of very eventuality.

Whether involved in a contested or uncontested proceeding to be named the guardian of a minor child, we understand that this is one of the highest priorities in your life.  Our skill, experience, and communication will give you peace of mind while we put you in the best position to succeed.  We will pursue every avenue and resource available to us to bring your matter to an efficient and cost-effective resolution.

Read the entire article by our Chicago guardianship attorneys on guardianship for minor children in Chicago.

Avoiding Costly Guardianship Proceedings in Chicago

In this video, Guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses how to prevent potentially costly guardianship proceedings in Illinouis

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To be a guardian, a guardianship proceeding must be filed with the appropriate circuit court.  Guardianships may be granted by if your loved one is unable to communicate appropriate decisions regarding personal or financial matters. This can be due to a number of factors including: due to 

  • Mental illness
  • Age
  • Mental or physical disability; or 
  • Poor life choices such as "gambling, idleness, debauchery, or excessive use of intoxicants or drugs."  

To be named a guardian, you will be required to obtain an expert's report certifying that the guardianship is appropriate.  The appropriate forms for Chicago are found on the Cook County Circuit Clerk's website.  The report needs to be reviewed carefully to ensure that the expert's certifications are accurate, and the correct type of guardianship (limited or total/plenary guardianship) is recommended. 

If no problems or contesting exists, at the conclusion of the guardianship proceeding, the court issues an order appointing you to be your loved one's guardian.  After this happens, our Chicago guardianship attorneys assist you on an ongoing basis to prepare and file annual reports to the court regarding your administration of your loved one's estate. 

If your loved one is still mentally competent, one alternative to guardianship proceedings is having them execute a Healthcare and Financial Powers of Attorney, which explains the wishes of your loved one without the need of a court order. ​

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