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Chicago Contested Guardianship Attorneys

Our Chicago contested guardianship attorneys work with you and your family to solve disputes regarding guardian statuses and legal needs of our clients.
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Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

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The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

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Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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More information about our Chicago Contested Guardianship Attorneys

Our Chicago contested guardianship attorneys will aggressively fight for your and your family's rights and be your advocate in your contested guardianship or guardianship litigation case. Our experienced guardianship litigation attorneys will do everything necessary to ensure a favorable outcome to your matter.

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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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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!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Chicago Contested Guardianship Attorneys

Chicago Adult Guardianship Hearings

In this post, our Chicago contested guardianship attorneys explain In the case of adult wards challenging a guardianship order, the ward may choose to challenge due to a change in his or her capabilities of caring for and making sound decisions for himself or herself. The ward therefore must argue that he or she should no longer be considered legally "disabled" to the extent that a guardianship is necessary. Regardless of his or her disability, however, a ward always has the right to request the termination or modification of the guardianship order. The ward or a person on behalf of the ward, or even an attorney, may file a petition with the court to terminate the guardianship. Generally, these findings can either result in a dismissal of the petition and keeping the guardianship as is, termination of the disability adjudication and termination of the guardianship, modifying the responsibilities of the guardian, or making any other order the court deems to be in the best interest of the ward. 

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Petitioning for Adult Guardianship in Chicago

In this video our Chicago contested guardianship attorneys explain that to become a guardian in Chicago, you need to create a petition to become the guardian of the disabled adult who is unfit to make decisions on their own behalf. There are a number of things required to file the petition including:

  • 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.  

If another person is also seeking to claim guardianship over the same individual, it is very possible that this could become a contested guardianship matter.  These types of litigation matters require an experienced and skilled attorney for a successful resolution to the matter.

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