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In this article, our Lake in the Hills contested guardianship attorneys explain what happens at an adult guardianship hearing. The process outlines how courts determine whom to name as guardian and the different types of guardianship that courts can order. Lake in the Hills court hearings on adult guardianship determine whether to appoint a guardian for a mentally incompetent adult. For some foundational knowledge about the adult guardianship process, check out our supplemental article: The Illinois Adult Guardianship Process Explained.
What are the powers and duties of a Guardian of the Person? In this article, our Lake in the Hills guardianship attorneys discuss what a Guardian of the Person is, what they can do and how to become one. A guardian of the person is someone appointed by the court to make non-financial decisions on behalf of a disabled or mentally incompetent adult.
The powers of a guardian of the person are very broad and subject to the review of the guardianship court which can override the guardian’s decisions if the court finds that they are not in the disabled adult’s best interests.
In this article, our Lake in the Hills guardianship lawyers discuss the process of guardianship from the petition to what happens during guardianship proceedings. We explain that adult guardianship proceedings are cases where an individual is appointed to be responsible for the care and management of an adult who is mentally incompetent, and that to initiate an adult guardianship proceeding in Lake in the Hills, the person seeking to be guardian must file a Petition for Guardianship with the appropriate court.