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Lincoln Park Guardianship Attorneys | Guardianship Dispute Lawyers, Lincoln Park IL

Lincoln Park Guardianship Attorneys | Guardianship Dispute Lawyers, Lincoln Park IL

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

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

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In this video, our Lincoln Park 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 Lincoln Park 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 Lincoln Park 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 Lincoln Park 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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What to Expect From a Consultation

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.

Please contact our friendly

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O'Flaherty Law of Chicago

1941 N. Elston, Ste. A
Lincoln Park
,
IL
60642
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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 - 9 pm Mon - Fri
Saturday 9 am- 9 pm & Sunday 12 pm - 8pm
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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.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say:

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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!

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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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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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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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 Lincoln Park

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

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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 Lincoln Park, 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 Lincoln Park guardianship attorneys on the Lincoln Park guardianship process.

Guardianship For Minor Children in Lincoln Park

Our Lincoln Park 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.

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 Lincoln Park guardianship attorneys on guardianship for minor children in Lincoln Park.

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

Lincoln Park Guardianship Lawyers

Our Lincoln Park 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.

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 Lincoln Park guardianship attorneys on guardianship for minor children in Lincoln Park.

Avoiding Costly Guardianship Proceedings in Lincoln Park

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. Guardianship may be granted 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:

  • 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 Lincoln Park 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. 

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