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A guardianship, sometimes called a conservatorship, is a protective agreement that is designated through the court system. When a person is incapable of caring for himself or herself, a guardian may be appointed by the court to help make personal and financial decisions on behalf of the incapacitated individual.

At The Law Offices of James M. Kelly, our Palatine guardianships lawyers have been helping people throughout Illinois resolve their legal difficulties for more than 25 years. We help families who wish to appoint a guardian for individuals who have lost their mental capacity to make sound decisions, as the result of an accident, illness or some other factor.

Types of Guardianships

There are two different types of guardianships: guardian of the person and guardian of the property. One or both types may be sought, depending on the specific needs of the incapacitated individual.

A guardian of the person is granted the power to make all financial and other decisions on behalf of the incapacitated individual. A guardian of the property is only granted the power to make financial decisions on the incapacitated person's behalf. The naming of a guardian can be made in advance as part of a comprehensive estate plan. If no guardian is named and a person subsequently becomes incapacitated, the court will name a guardian, usually a competent spouse or another close relative. Our Palatine family law attorney can help answer all of your questions concerning this process.

Contact Our Schaumburg Legal Guardian Lawyer Today

If you need help with seeking or naming a legal guardian, speak with us. Contact our Palatine guardianships attorney online or call 847-202-1616 to schedule a free half-hour consultation. We accept all major credit cards and offer flexible scheduling to suit your needs.