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O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

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.

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Our Downers Grove contested guardianship attorneys have the experience necessary to advocate for you in your guardianship litigation case. We are proud of our affordable rates and will strive to get you can get the peace of mind you deserve.

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Downers Grove Contested Guardianship Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Downers Grove Contested Guardianship Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

4949 Forest Ave., Ste. 1B

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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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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Powers and Duties of a Guardian in Downers Grove Adult Guardianship Cases

In this article, our Downers Grove guardianship litigation attorneys cover what happens at the hearings for adult guardianship cases in Illinois. We go over disputed guardianship, how courts determine who to name as guardian, and the different types of guardianship that Illinois courts have the power to order.

Read the full article on adult guardianship hearings by our Downers Grove contested guardianship lawyers.

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Powers and Duties of a Guardian in Downers Grove Adult Guardianship Cases

In this article, our Downers Grove 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.

Read the full article by our Downers Grove guardianship litigation attorneys.

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How to Petition for Adult Guardianship in Downers Grove

Our Downers Grove contested guardianship lawyers have written the following blog post to teach you how to file a petition for adult guardianship in Illinois.

If you'd like to petition to become the guardian of a disabled adult who is unfit to make decisions, there are certain things you need to file the petition.

You should include some of the following in the petition:

  • 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.  

To find out more about what you'd need to file a petition for adult guardianship, read the full article by our Downers Grove disputed guardianship attorneys.

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