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Dupage County Guardianship Attorneys | Guardianship Lawyers, Dupage County IL

Dupage County Guardianship Attorneys | Guardianship Lawyers, Dupage County IL

Our DuPage guardianship attorneys offer cost-effective rates, expert-level experience, and amazing client service for both contested guardianships and uncontested guardianships. We will help you and your family achieve your goals in an affordable manner.

Our DuPage guardianship attorneys offer cost-effective rates, expert-level experience, and amazing client service for both contested guardianships and uncontested guardianships. We will help you and your family achieve your goals in an affordable manner.

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  • We are Experienced and Great at What We Do!  Guardianship administration can be complicated.  Our friendly DuPage guardianship attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to educate you on your options and prepare 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, 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 cost-effective rates, which allow us to build relationships with more clients.  We invite the comparison to other DuPage 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 DuPage guardianship attorneys are personally accessible to our clients and we provide affirmative communication regarding all developments in your case.  We promptly return all calls and e-mails and 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 "wowed" 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 Downers Grove

5002 Main St, Ste. 201
Downers Grove
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Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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!

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What is a Guardianship For a Disabled Adult?

In this article we answer the question, “what is a guardianship in Illinois?”, including “when should I file for guardianship of a disabled loved one?”, and “how does the guardianship process work in Illinois?”

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In this article we answer the question, “what is a guardianship in Illinois?”, including “when should I file for guardianship of a disabled loved one?”, and “how does the guardianship process work in Illinois?”

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How to File a Petition for Adult Guardianship in DuPage County, Illinois

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Dupage County guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses the steps involved in filing a petition for adult guardianship in Illinois.

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In this article, our DuPage guardianship lawyers explain how to file a petition for adult guardianship in Illinois.  We answer the following questions:

  • What information must you include in a guardianship petition?
  • What is a physician's report?
  • Where should a guardianship petition be filed?
  • How do you prepare a summons for a guardianship case?

Read the full article by our DuPage guardianship attorneys explaining how to file a guardianship petition.

Powers and Duties of a Guardian of the Person

In this article, our DuPage County guardianship attorneys explain the powers and duties of a guardian of the person in Illinois. If a disabled adult is not mentally competent to manage his or her own personal or financial affairs a guardian of the estate may be appointed to manage the disabled adult's financial affairs, while a guardian of the person may be appointed to handle personal decisions for the disabled adult. We discuss how guardians of the person are instructed to make decisions on behalf of the disabled adult and what types of decisions they are permitted to make without court approval.  We also explain a guardian of the person's reporting obligations to the guardianship court.

Read the full article by our DuPage guardianship lawyers regarding the powers and duties of guardians of the person in Illinois.

Dupage County guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the powers and duties of a guardian of the person in Illinois.

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In this article, our DuPage County guardianship attorneys explain the powers and duties of a guardian of the person in Illinois. If a disabled adult is not mentally competent to manage his or her own personal or financial affairs a guardian of the estate may be appointed to manage the disabled adult's financial affairs, while a guardian of the person may be appointed to handle personal decisions for the disabled adult. We discuss how guardians of the person are instructed to make decisions on behalf of the disabled adult and what types of decisions they are permitted to make without court approval.  We also explain a guardian of the person's reporting obligations to the guardianship court.

Read the full article by our DuPage guardianship lawyers regarding the powers and duties of guardians of the person in Illinois.

Dupage Guardianship Explained

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In order to become a guardian for an adult in Illinois, you must file a guardianship proceeding with the appropriate circuit court.  A guardianship may be granted by the court if your loved one is unable to communicate responsible decisions regarding personal or financial matters 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."  

‍In order to be named a guardian for your loved one you must first obtain an expert's report certifying that a guardianship is appropriate.  An appropriate form for DuPage County can be found on the DuPage County Circuit Clerk's website.  You should carefully review the report to ensure that the expert's certifications are accurate, and that the correct type of guardianship (limited or total/plenary guardianship) is recommended. 

‍The report will be filed with the court along with a guardianship petition and other supporting documents.  Once the guardianship petition has been filed, it will be served upon your impaired loved one along with a summons, notifying him or her of the guardianship hearing.  Our DuPage guardianship attorneys will also send notice of the proceeding to anyone living with your loved one as well as any other close family members. 

‍The court will typically appoint a Guardian Ad Litem for the person for whom guardianship is sought.  A Guardian Ad Litem is an attorney or other professional responsible for protecting the best interests of the impaired individual throughout the guardianship proceeding. 

‍Usually, the guardianship hearing will be held within 30 days after you file the guardianship petition, although it is not unusual for this date to be delayed based on the circumstances of your case.  The judge will often require that an expert or lay witness to be called to testify regarding the condition of the impaired individual.  Our DuPage guardianship lawyers recommend having a witness present and ready to testify. 

‍If all goes well, at the conclusion of the guardianship proceeding, the court will issue an order appointing you as your loved one's guardian.  Our DuPage guardianship attorneys will then assist you on an ongoing basis to prepare and file with the court annual reports regarding your administration of your loved one's estate. 

If your loved one is still mentally competent, an alternative to guardianship proceedings is to have him or her execute Healthcare and Financial Powers of Attorney, which can convey the powers that would be granted by the court in a guardianship proceeding, without the necessity of a court order. ​

Read an article by our DuPage guardianship attorneys explaining more about the adult guardianship process in Illinois.

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