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Rock Island County Guardianship Attorneys | Guardianship Dispute Lawyers, Rock Island County

Rock Island County Guardianship Attorneys | Guardianship Dispute Lawyers, Rock Island County

Our Rock Island guardianship attorneys will help you achieve your adult guardianship, guardianship of minor children or guardianship litigation 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 while defending the rights of your family.

Our Rock Island guardianship attorneys will help you achieve your adult guardianship, guardianship of minor children or guardianship litigation 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 while defending the rights of your family.

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In this video, our Rock Island County 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 Rock Island County 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 Rock Island County 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 Rock Island County 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 Davenport

201 W. 2nd Street Ste. 400A
Rock Island County
,
IL
52801
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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

1515 Legacy Circle, Ste. 1 Naperville, IL 60563

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

1941 N. Elston, Ste. A Chicago, Illinois 60642

Wheaton Attorneys, Wheaton Lawyers

Wheaton

1275 E. Butterfield Rd, Ste 109A Wheaton, IL 60189

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers

St. Charles

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

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Davenport

201 West 2nd Street Ste 400A, Davenport, IA 52801

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

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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
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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."
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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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Can a Guardian Petition For Divorce On Behalf of a Ward in Iowa?

Guardianship can be plenary or limited, with the difference being that a plenary guardianship is a full guardianship similar to how a parent would have the power to make all legal and medical decisions for the child, whereas a limited guardianship can only make decisions based on the stipulations set force in the guardianship agreement. In Iowa, the court ultimately determines the degree of guardianship necessary, with the goal of maintaining the ward’s rights and only giving the guardian what decision-making power is absolutely essential.

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Guardianship can be plenary or limited, with the difference being that a plenary guardianship is a full guardianship similar to how a parent would have the power to make all legal and medical decisions for the child, whereas a limited guardianship can only make decisions based on the stipulations set force in the guardianship agreement. In Iowa, the court ultimately determines the degree of guardianship necessary, with the goal of maintaining the ward’s rights and only giving the guardian what decision-making power is absolutely essential.

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Filing a Petition for Adult Guardianship in Rock Island County

Rock Island County Guardianship Law Attorneys

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

Rock Island County Guardianship Law Attorneys

In this article, our Rock Island County guardianship attorneys discuss the process of filing a petition for adult guardianship in Rock Island County.

Guardianship matters are cases where someone 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.When initiating a guardianship petition in Rock Island County, the petition must contain:. 

  • 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.

Read more from our Rock Island County guardianship attorneys on the Rock Island County guardianship process.

Guardianship For Minor Children in Rock Island County

In this article, our Rock Island County guardianship attorneys discuss the importance of estate planning when you have minor children. They discuss approaches and relevant plans and the conditions to consider when creating a dwell executed and detailed estate plan in Rock Island County

Read the entire article by our Rock Island County guardianship attorneys on guardianship for minor children in Rock Island County.

In this video Rock Island County guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discuses the importance of creating an estate plan if you have minor children

Rock Island County Guardianship Lawyers

In this article, our Rock Island County guardianship attorneys discuss the importance of estate planning when you have minor children. They discuss approaches and relevant plans and the conditions to consider when creating a dwell executed and detailed estate plan in Rock Island County

Read the entire article by our Rock Island County guardianship attorneys on guardianship for minor children in Rock Island County.

Avoiding Costly Guardianship Proceedings in Rock Island County

In this video, Rock Island County Guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses how to prevent potentially costly guardianship proceedings in Rock Island County.

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Rock Island County Guardianship Litigation Attorney

In this article, our Rock Island guardianship lawyers explain how the use of powers of attorneys can be potentially used to avoid potentially costly guardianship proceedings in Rock Island County.

To be a guardian, a guardianship proceeding must be filed with the appropriate circuit court.  Guardianship may be granted in Rock Island County 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 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. ​

Read an article by our Rock Island County guardianship attorneys explaining more about the adult guardianship process in Rock Island County.

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