Disabled Adult Guardianships In Illinois

Is a Disabled Adult Guardianship Needed for a Friend or Family Member?

How Do I Start the Illinois Adult Guardianship Process?

Petition the Court and Serve the Alleged Disabled Person

What Type of Adult Guardianship is Needed?

  • Does the adult you’re concerned about need help with their day to day life?
  • Do they need help with living arrangements and medical care?
  • Are their needs just related to finances and legal issues?
  • Do you they need assistance with both financial and person decisions?

Requirement of Oath and Bond

Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem

Who is typically involved in the Adult Guardianship process?

The Petitioner

The Disabled Person (the “Ward”)

The Judge

The Guardian

The Guardian ad Litem

What happens after I am appointed as Guardian to a Disabled Adult?

Can a Guardianship be Terminated or Modified and when does it end?

What Can Make Guardianships More Complex?

  • The Disabled Person does not want a guardian
  • The Disabled Person does not want you specifically as their guardian
  • A relative that does not agree to you as the guardian
  • The estate of the Disabled Person is significant (Lots of money and assets)
  • Real estate is involved
  • Abuse is suspected (physical/mental/financial)
  • Powers of attorney are already executed for health and property

Who Can Serve as My Guardian?

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