Guardianship is a legal process where a court appoints a decision-maker (guardian) for an adult who is unable to make their own decisions (due to cognitive decline, disability, etc.). Guardianship is the last resort and should be pursued only when there is no other viable decision-maker for the vulnerable adult.
The process of appointing a guardian involves numerous steps, including cognitive assessments and court appearances. At Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, we don't shy away from complicated or contested guardianships.
We assist with all aspects of adult guardianship, from deciding whether guardianship is necessary, to the court appointment process, to ongoing representation of a guardian.
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Appointments available in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Naperville, and Skokie, Illinois via phone or video conference.