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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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Our McHenry County mental health lawyers use this article to address the rights of mental health patients in McHenry County. We discuss what happens when a person receives mental health services, and how they cannot be denied any rights, privileges, or benefits that are guaranteed by state and federal law because they receive(d) mental health services.
In this article, our McHenry County mental health attorneys examine causes that lead to emergency commitment in McHenry County.
If a person is admitted or is being treated for a mental health issue by a mental health facility it doesn’t automatically mean a person is legally incompetent. Legal competency is decided on at a separate court hearing and if a person is deemed legally incompetent, the court appoints a guardian to assist that person to manage assets and make life decisions.
In the following companion article, our McHenry County mental health attorneys examine the process of appealing mental healthcare decisions in McHenry County courts.
The process for appealing involuntary commitment to a mental health facility is explained as well as the process of appealing the denial of mental health services in McHenry County.