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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 a minor, adult or a person who requires special needs and who is mentally incompetent. To initiate an adult guardianship proceeding in Springfield, the person requesting guardianship must file a Petition for Guardianship with the appropriate court.
A Petition for Guardianship must contain the appropriate information:
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.
Our Lake in the Hills guardianship attorneys explain the importance estate planning is when you have minor children. They also discuss the relevant plans, approaches and mindset 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.
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
To be named a guardian, you will be required to obtain an experienced's report certifying that the guardianship is appropriate. The appropriate forms for Springfield are found on the Cook County Circuit Clerk's website. The report needs to be reviewed carefully to ensure that the experienced'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 Springfield 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.