Guardianship refers to the legal process in the court system that protects individuals who cannot manage their own affairs. The court can appoint an individual to act as a guardian to safeguard and manage the assets of an incapacitated person or minor and make decisions about that person’s health and welfare.
If you need assistance with caring for a loved one or help with managing their affairs, you will want to make sure you are working with a knowledgeable guardianship lawyer. Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC, assists clients with guardianship matters in both Illinois and Indiana.
Guardianship is the legal term referring to the legal right to make decisions for someone else as a result of legal incapacity, and the Illinois Probate Act gives courts the flexibility to tailor guardianship to meet the needs and capabilities of wards of the court. Depending on the decision-making capacity of a disabled person, the court may appoint the following types of Illinois guardianship.
If you are in a situation in Illinois that you believe requires a guardianship case, you should seek legal help immediately. Whether you are seeking or fighting guardianship, our legal team can represent your interests.
In guardianship cases in Indiana, a court will appoint a person or entity as a fiduciary to protect and manage the person and/or property of an incapacitated person or a minor. A probate court typically has exclusive original jurisdiction over the guardian and protective proceedings. The different types of guardianships in Indiana include:
When you are dealing with any kind of guardianship issue in Illinois or Indiana, you are going to want to retain legal counsel. Each state is different, and an experienced Illinois and Indiana lawyer can help ensure that you are able to meet all of your needs in relation to guardianship matters.
Spagnolo & Hoeksema, LLC, handle guardianship matters in both Illinois and Indiana. Feel free to call us or contact us online so you can set up a free consultation, and we will be able to take a better look at your situation and advise you on the best steps to take moving forward.
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