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Sangamon County Contested Guardianship and Guardianship Litigation Attorneys

Our Sangamon County contested guardianship attorneys will aggressively fight for your and your family's rights and be your advocate throughout guardianship litigation. Our experienced guardianship litigation attorneys will do everything necessary to ensure a favorable outcome to your matter.
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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 Sangamon County Contested Guardianship and Guardianship Litigation Attorneys

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

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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!

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Further Reading from our Sangamon County Contested Guardianship and Guardianship Litigation Attorneys

Sangamon County Adult Guardianship Hearings

In this article, our Sangamon County contested guardianship attorneys explain what happens at a Sangamon County adult guardianship hearing. The process outlines how courts determine whom to name as guardian and the different types of guardianship that courts can order.  Sangamon County 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.

Read the full article on Sangamon County contested guardianship hearings by our Sangamon County guardianship litigation lawyers.

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Powers and Duties of a Guardian in Sangamon County

What are the powers and duties of a Guardian of the Person? In this article, our Sangamon County 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.

Read the full article by our Sangamon County guardianship litigation attorneys on the powers and duties of Sangamon County guardians.

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Petitioning for Adult Guardianship in Sangamon County

In this article, our Sangamon County Guardianship lawyers discuss the process of guardianship from the petition to what happens during Sangamon County 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 Sangamon County, the person seeking to be guardian must file a Petition for Guardianship with the appropriate court.

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

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