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Niles Guardianship Lawyer

What Is Guardianship? Who Does it Affect?

Legally speaking, a guardian is someone who is chosen or appointed to make legal decisions for a person who is unable to make those decisions on their own. It is sometimes also referred to as a conservatorship. The person who needs the guardianship can be a child, a vulnerable adult, a special-needs child or an elderly parent. The person who can act as a guardian can be any competent adult, but is usually a relative of the person who needs the guardianship. When a lawyer acts as a guardian, they are a guardian ad litem.

At the Law Offices of Janice L. Berman, we can prepare guardianship papers, and we also act as court-appointed guardian ad litem when called upon.

If you know a special needs child or vulnerable adult who needs someone to act as guardian, we would be glad to provide you with more information and act as your attorney. We will provide you with:

  • Information about guardianship responsibilities such as annual reporting
  • Answers to your questions
  • Designation of your own guardian as an element of your estate planning
  • Understanding about the legal as well as the emotional issues that may be involved

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There are different types of guardianships for many different scenarios. For example, you may set someone as your temporary guardian in the event you will be having surgery, or may set permanent guardianship of your minor children in the event of your death, or may seek permanent guardianship for your grandchildren if your son or daughter (the child's parent) is incapacitated for medical conditions or addiction.

As you can see, guardianship is a useful tool for a number of different scenarios. At our law firm, we help our clients establish Illinois guardianships in the following types of situations:

  • Temporary guardianship during medical illness or surgery
  • Permanent guardianship of minors in the event of a parent's death
  • Guardianship for people with age or health issues, such as elderly parents
  • Guardianship of incapacitated or disabled persons
  • Guardianship of grandchildren to assist a young parent

Respect and Honest Advice

As your law firm of choice, we'll provide you with honest evaluations about your situation and the realistic chances you have to achieve your goals. We'll also provide you with the accessibility and responsiveness you need from a lawyer.

Contact Niles guardianship attorney Janice L. Berman or call 847-292-9900. We look forward to helping you.

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Law Offices of Janice L. Berman
8130 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL 60714
Phone: 847-292-9900
Fax: 847-292-9988
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