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DuPage County Guardianship Attorneys

Guardianships of Minor Children and Disabled Adults in Lombard, Downers Grove, and the Surrounding Areas

Lombard Guardianships Attorneys

When you identify a friend or family in need of assistance, you may be able to seek guardianship which grants you the legal authority to assist that person in managing his or her affairs. Guardianships may be granted for both disabled adults and minor children, each with its own process and considerations under law. At A. Traub & Associates, we are prepared to use our knowledge and skill to help you obtain guardianship of a child or a disabled loved one.

Guardianship of a Minor Child

It is not uncommon for extended family members such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and even older siblings, to seek guardianship of a child they know to be in need. Most commonly, situations like this occur when the child's birth parents have died, are in prison, cannot be located, or are simply unable to care for and raise their child. By obtaining guardianship, you would be granted decision-making authority over the child, as well as responsibility for his or her daily needs. Unlike an adoption, in which the parental rights of the birth parents are terminated, a guardianship keeps the rights of birth parents intact. The birth parents can even be required to pay you child support during your guardianship.

Guardianship of a minor child is often granted on a temporary basis and may be revoked if the court determines that the parents are better able to raise their child. Our attorneys understand how intensely personal guardianship situations can be, and we are ready to assist you in protecting the child's best interests at all costs.

Compassionate Lawyers Who Understand Family Dynamics

At A Traub & Associates, our lawyers realize the decision to seek guardianship of a minor child should not be made lightly. In addition to being taking on tremendous responsibility for the child's well-being, your relationship with the child's parents can also be affected. This is especially true if you are trying to show that the parents are not capable of providing for the child. We can help you develop a strategy to provide for the child while minimizing contentiousness within your family and other personal relationships.

To learn more about the guardianship process in Illinois, or to get started in pursuing guardianship of a child, contact the Lombard office of A. Traub & Associates. We will help you understand the law and your options, then work with you in securing the appropriate decision-making authority. Call 630-426-0196 today to schedule your confidential consultation with one of our experienced guardianship attorneys.

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