Legal Guardians

For legal guardians In Illinois, there are certain qualifications  which must be satisfied before an order is entered appointing a guardian of a disabled adult or minor.  (755 ILCS 5/11a-5)

Who May Act as Guardian:

The appointing court must find that the proposed legal guardian can provide a suitable plan for guardianship for the disabled person, and the . . . → Read More: Legal Guardians

Citation Proceedings

Citation proceedings are a common form of probate litigation, and are used to both discover if there are assets and/or property that belong to an estate that are in the hands of another party, and to recover misappropriated estate assets. 755 ILCS 5/16-1.

The appropriate venue for a citation proceeding is the court in which the probate . . . → Read More: Citation Proceedings

Surrogate Decision Makers – Illinois

Surrogate Decision Makers become important in end-of life circumstances, under the Health Care Surrogate Act, when the patient lacks decisional capacity, and does not have an agent under a Power of Attorney for Health Care. 

Pursuant to 755 ILCS 40/25, surrogate decision makers, as identified by the patient’s attending physician after reasonable inquiry, are authorized to make decisions for a patient . . . → Read More: Surrogate Decision Makers – Illinois

Guardianships of minors and disabled adults

Guardianships of minors and disabled adults is one of the services offered by Christine C. Karr, a Chicago Probate attorney.

Guardianship estates are required for minors who receive funds from the settlement of, or verdict in, a personal injury case, or receives funds from any source – including funds from a deceased parent or life insurance proceeds.   . . . → Read More: Guardianships of minors and disabled adults