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Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

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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Chicago Contested Guardianship Attorneys

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1941 N. Elston Ave., Ste. A

Chicago, Illinois 60642

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Powers and Duties of a Guardian in Chicago Guardianships

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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Powers and Duties of a Guardian in Chicago Guardianships

In this article, our Chicago contested guardianship attorneys discuss the powers and duties of a guardian in Illinois adult guardianship cases. The article outlines the "substituted judgement" rule and how it affects the guardian's decisions based on the disabled adult's moral, philosophical, or religious beliefs. The guardian should also keep "substituted judgement" in mind when making medical decisions or any other decisions the court deem necessary.

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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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