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Responsibilities of a Guardian in Illinois

Responsibilities of a Guardian in Illinois

In this article, we will explain the responsibilities of guardians in Illinois, including: “what are the responsibilities of a guardian of a minor in Illinois?” and “what are the responsibilities of a guardian of a disabled adult in Illinois?”  In the context of disabled adults, we will explain the difference between guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate.

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Illinois Emergency Guardianship Explained |Temporary Guardianship in Illinois

Illinois Emergency Guardianship Explained |Temporary Guardianship in Illinois

In this article, we explain emergency guardianship in Illinois, including “what is emergency guardianship?”, “when is emergency guardianship necessary?”, and “how to appoint an emergency guardian.”

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What is a Court-Appointed Guardian? | Illinois Guardianship Explained

What is a Court-Appointed Guardian? | Illinois Guardianship Explained

We answer the question, “what is a court appointed #guardian?” in the context of Illinois law.  We discuss “Court-Appointed Guardians for Minors in Illinois” and “Court-Appointed Guardians for an Incapacitated Person in Illinois”, as well as “Who can be a Court-Appointed Guardian in Illinois”.

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What is the Difference Between a Conservator and a Guardian in Illinois?

What is the Difference Between a Conservator and a Guardian in Illinois?

We discuss the difference between a #conservator and a #guardian in Illinois, including “What are the Responsibilities of a Conservator in Illinois?”, “What are the Responsibilities of a Guardian in Illinois?” and “How to Appoint a Guardian or Conservator in Illinois.”

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What is Limited Guardianship in Illinois?

What is Limited Guardianship in Illinois?

In this article we explain Illinois limited guardianship and how it is different than other types of guardianship.  We will answer the question “what is a limited guardianship?” and explain how to appoint a limited guardian for a disabled adult.

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What is a Guardianship For a Disabled Adult?

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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Illinois Guardianship of the Estate Explained

Illinois Guardianship of the Estate Explained

The purpose of this article is to explain the powers and duties of a guardian of the estate of a disabled adult in Illinois.  A guardian of the estate is a person appointed by the court to manage the financial affairs of a disabled or mentally incompetent adult. 

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Powers and Duties of a Guardian of the Person

Powers and Duties of a Guardian of the Person

The purpose of this article is to explain the powers and duties of a Guardian of the Person in Illinois adult guardianships.  In broad terms, a guardian of the person is an individual appointed by the court to make non-financial decisions on behalf of a disabled or mentally incompetent adult. This is distinguished from a guardian of the estate, who is charged with making financial decisions on behalf of the disabled adult.  ​

The powers of a guardian of the person are very broad, but are subject to the review of the guardianship court. The guardianship court can override the guardian’s decisions if the court finds that they are not in the disabled adult’s best interests.

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Adult Guardianship Hearings Explained

Adult Guardianship Hearings Explained

In this article, we will explain what happens at an Illinois adult guardianship hearing, how courts determine whom to name as guardian, and the different types of guardianship that court’s can order.  The purpose of an adult guardianship hearing is for the court to determine whether and to what extent to appoint a guardian for a mentally incompetent adult.  For some foundational knowledge about the adult guardianship process, check out our article: The Illinois Adult Guardianship Process Explained.

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How to File a Petition for Adult Guardianship

How to File a Petition for Adult Guardianship

Adult Guardianship proceedings are court cases whereby an individual is appointed to be responsible for the personal care and management of the finances of an adult who is mentally incompetent. In order to initiate an adult guardianship proceeding in Illinois, the person seeking to be appointed as guardian must file a Petition for Guardianship with the appropriate court. 

The goal of this article is to explain how to prepare and file a petition for adult guardianship in Illinois.  For a broader overview of the adult guardianship process, check out our previous article: Adult Guardianship in Illinois Explained.

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