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DuPage County Guardianship Lawyers

Attorneys in DuPage County for Guardianships of Disabled Adults

DuPage County Guardianship Attorneys

At some point in every person's life, he or she will probably need to rely on the help of someone else. For certain individuals, the need for assistance may be greater than that of others and may even become permanent due to disability or mental incapacity. If you are watching a friend or loved one struggle to manage his or her life, Illinois law may offer you the ability to provide the help that he or she needs. At A. Traub & Associates, we are ready to assist you in seeking guardianship of a disabled adult and to help him or her address financial and health-related concerns.

Guardianship of Disabled Adult

If your friend or family member is not able to manage his or her health or financial matters, obtaining guardianship may be an option. The law in Illinois divides a guardian's responsibilities into to two main areas of concern: the individual's person and his or her estate. A court may appoint one person to look after both areas, separate guardians for each, or a single guardian to address one area or the other. Our experienced lawyers can help you in determining your loved one's needs and then pursue the appropriate guardianship to assist him or her.

As a guardian of the person, you would be responsible for making decisions related to the health and well-being of the disabled adult under your care, including helping him or her apply for Social Security and other government benefits. A guardian of the estate is tasked with managing financial and property concerns for the disabled person. The court may choose to limit your authority as a guardian or grant you plenary guardianship with full power to make virtually all decisions on behalf of the disabled person.

Estate Planning Issues and Guardianships

When you are appointed as guardianship of the estate for a friend or family member, you become responsible for managing his or her assets and making decisions on his or behalf. Depending on the level of disability, though, the person may have ideas and goals related to his or own estate planning. Our attorneys can assist you and your loved one as you develop an estate plan, including wills and trusts, advance medical directives, and other tools that reflect his or her wishes and that will be recognized under the law. If the person under your care does not have the capacity to contribute to the estate planning process, we can help you understand the options you may have for doing so as guardian.

Compassionate Guardianship Attorneys Serving Carol Stream and Downers Grove

To learn more about guardianship of disabled adult in Illinois, contact the Lombard office of A. Traub & Associates. We can provide the answers to whatever questions you may have and will work with you in protecting the best interests of your disabled friend or family member. Call 630-426-0196 today to schedule your introductory consultation. We are proud to serve all of Northwest Suburbs, including Wheaton, Naperville, Elmhurst, and throughout DuPage, Kane, Will, and Cook Counties.

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