Guardianship for Disabled Adults

 There comes a time in every child’s life where they begin to see their parent fade, and they have to take the role of parent. Sometimes it happens sooner than it should.

After dealing with this issue in my own family almost 15 years ago, I decided to help others deal with taking care of loved ones with forms of dementia and mental impairment. I understand the denial of the impairment and the difficulty of taking over the decisions for a loved one. It is my intent to help alleviate this burden, and remove some of the guilt.

Quickly, I noticed that age was not the only reason that a loved one would need a Guardian, and I expanded my focus to include those suffering from brain trauma and special needs children who have become adults under the law.

Whether I am helping obtain a Guardian, have been appointed by the McHenry County court to determine if an alleged disabled adult needs a Guardian or helping an alleged disabled person show that they are not disabled and can make decisions for themselves, I tried to act as if it was my loved one at issue.

Guardianship for Minors

Tragedy occurs when you least expect it, even to children. When a child is the beneficiary of a lawsuit (personal injury, wrongful death) or an estate when parents die, the court requires that a Guardianship matter be opened. The court must approve of the settlement if there is a lawsuit and will require the funds to be set up properly for the minor. The court expects an accounting of expenses and permission to withdraw funds for the minor. Another reason why you might seek guardianship for a minor is for those who’s parents are involved with substance abuse.

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