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Seeking a dependable guardianship attorney in Bloomington? Navigate the complex legal landscape of guardianship with a trusted partner by your side. Discover how we can protect what matters most to you and your loved ones. Continue reading to learn more about our tailored guardianship solutions in Bloomington.
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About Guardianship Attorney in Bloomington:

Guardianship Attorney in Bloomington at O'Flaherty Law

Looking for a reliable guardianship attorney in Bloomington? Let us help you navigate the legal maze of guardianship law. Learn how we can protect what matters most to you and your loved ones. Read on to find out more about our customized guardianship solutions in McLean County.

How can our Guardianship Attorney in Bloomington help you?

Guardianship Services in Bloomington

Guardianship issues are personal and entail a tricky legal process, requiring knowledge of state and federal laws. Whether you need to establish guardianship for a loved one or are having issues with your current guardianship, our guardianship attorneys in Bloomington, IL are here for you every step of the way.

What is Guardianship Law?

Guardianship is a legal structure to protect individuals who cannot take care of themselves or manage their affairs due to age, disability or incapacity. For example, a disabled person may have a legal guardian, which a court appoints. In this instance, the disabled person would be the "ward," which is often times one of the ward's family members. Our guardianship lawyers help clients navigate this process to obtain guardianship, keeping the ward’s well-being and rights at the forefront of every decision.

  • Setting up Illinois Guardianship: Legal documents, court appearances and understanding the responsibilities involved.
  • Modifying or Terminating Guardianship: Circumstances change and we can help you petition for changes to reflect the ward’s current needs.

Choosing the Right Guardianship Attorney Bloomington

Choosing the right lawyer is key in the guardianship process. Our team in Bloomington knows the sensitivity and urgency of guardianship cases. We approach each case with compassion and try to make the process as easy and stress free as possible for our clients.

Anecdote: The Thompson Story

The Thompson family was faced with a daunting task when their aging patriarch, George Thompson, started showing signs of advanced dementia. Worried about his safety and well being they sought the advice of a guardianship attorney in Bloomington. We worked with the Thompsons to navigate the legal maze of setting up a guardianship so they could make decisions for George.

It wasn’t without its emotional and legal challenges. But with careful planning, open communication and professional guidance the Thompson family was able to get a guardianship in place that protected George’s interests and allowed them to care for him with dignity and respect.

By doing so, the Thompson family was able to handle the financial matters of George and be involved in medical decisions. It was important for George's family to be in a legal position to help him seek medical treatment and provide financial management.

We Offer:

  • Initial Consultation: We’ll listen to your situation and explore all your options.
  • Filing and Documents: We’ll handle all the paperwork to set up or modify a guardianship.
  • Court Representation: We’ll represent you in court.
  • Ongoing Support: We’ll guide you as your guardianship needs change.

Why Us?

A Law Firm that Handles Simple and Complex Cases

Some legal issues are quick, requiring fast efficient services. You want those knocked out fast with the most efficient cost possible. But, for more involved cases, we take the time to get it right and work hard to get the outcome you want.

A Team That Collaborates on Your Case

We’ve had many legal clients complain that their last firm just didn’t have the resources or understanding to manage their case. Our attorneys regularly communicate across the firm, getting input from several legal professionals without the additional cost.

Our Skills and Services

Our skills and experience span decades and many different practice areas. We truly want to provide a comprehensive legal solution for our community. When you’ve got a legal question, we want to be the first law firm you think of because you know you can trust us to have the answers or tell you the next best solution.

Open Communication

No one wants to be sitting in the dark, unsure of what’s going on with their case. Part of our core practice model is to regularly update our clients on the status of their case.

Let Us Help

Setting up or modifying a guardianship can be tricky but you don’t have to do it alone. With our experienced guardianship attorneys in Bloomington by your side you can navigate the process with ease and get the best possible result for you and your loved ones. Contact our team of guardianship lawyers today to find out more about how we can help you with your guardianship needs.

Directions to the Bloomington Office

From Normal, IL

  • Route: Take Veterans Pkwy south. Turn right onto E Washington St, left on N Center St, then right onto W Jefferson St.

From Le Roy, IL

  • Route: Head west on I-74. Take Exit 135 for US-150 W into Bloomington, continuing on W Market St. Turn right onto N Center St, then left onto W Jefferson St.

From El Paso, IL

  • Route: Go west on IL-251 S to I-39 S. Merge onto I-55 N, take Exit 160 for I-55BL into Bloomington. Turn left onto E Washington St, right on N Center St, then left onto W Jefferson St.
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The purpose of a 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.

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207 W. Jefferson St STE 313

Bloomington, IL 61701

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Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
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Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

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Check Out Articles and Videos from our Guardianship Attorney in Bloomington

How to Get Temporary Guardianship of a Minor in Illinois

Illinois law accommodates certain forms of guardianship that bypass the courtroom, such as temporary guardianship by mutual consent and standby guardianship. Our article provides a clear roadmap of these legal alternatives, detailing the procedures, requirements, and the importance of ensuring the child’s protection during the process. Establishing guardianship involves filing a petition with a physician’s report, a court hearing to present evidence, the court assigning authority levels, and annual report submissions by the guardian. Read on to learn more about getting temporary or short-term guardianship of a minor in Illinois.    

Read more about How to Get Temporary Guardianship of a Minor in Illinois

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Serving As A Guardian For An Adult With Disabilities: Part One

It’s a big responsibility to be a guardian for a disabled adult who is 18 or older. You have been granted authority over any or all aspects of the person’s existence as a guardian. You must abide by the law, the guardianship order, and all other applicable court orders relating to your guardianship. When managing the ward’s affairs, you must behave in the best interests of the ward and prevent any conflict of interest or appearance of impropriety. When necessary, you are also required to seek out and depend on competent financial and legal assistance.  

Read more about Serving As A Guardian For An Adult With Disabilities: Part One

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