DuPage County, IL Guardianship Attorney
Knowledgeable and Compassionate Guardianship Lawyer Serving West Chicago, Winfield, and Warrenville
A guardian is an individual appointed by the court to look after another person, their property, or both. Guardianships can be obtained for a minor, a disabled adult, or someone who has become incapacitated and unable to care for themselves. The process is highly complex, and at times it can become contentious. For this reason, it is important to work with a skilled family law attorney who understands how to deal with delicate family issues during a legal proceeding.
At The Law Offices of Nancy Kasko, LLC, we have helped numerous clients with guardianships and related family legal matters in Illinois. Attorney Nancy Kasko handles all of our family law cases personally. Nancy has been through a difficult divorce of her own, and she knows first-hand the struggles family members face when there is a legal issue that threatens to tear them apart. She has made it her mission to be a strong advocate for the rights and interests of those who are dealing with similar issues.
Nancy is honest, direct, and down-to-earth. She provides the straight facts regarding your case up-front, so you have realistic expectations going in. Nancy also takes the time to listen and understand your unique needs, concerns and goals. She takes a hands-on approach, spending the time necessary to thoroughly analyze your case and develop the right course of action toward a successful outcome.
Minor Guardianships in Illinois
Guardianships are different from adoptions in that during a guardianship proceeding, the parental rights of the parents are not terminated. The guardian looks after the day-to-day needs of the child and is given the right to make certain decisions on his/her behalf but does not obtain parental rights.
Guardianship of a minor is often sought by grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and other relatives of the child in certain situations involving the parents. Some of the most common situations include:
- Abuse or Neglect of the Child
- Substance Abuse
- Physical or Mental Disability or Incapacity
Guardianships for Disabled Adults
Children with disabilities often enter adulthood unable to care for themselves. A guardianship can give the parents or other close family members the legal authority to continue providing for their needs. This type of situation may also come up with older adults who become physically disabled, mentally incapacitated, or otherwise unable to look after their own affairs.
Speak with a Strong Aurora, IL Guardianship Attorney
Whether you are seeking guardianship of a minor or a disabled adult, we can help. Attorney Nancy Kasko has in-depth knowledge of the process, and she puts her experience to work to give clients the skilled representation they deserve. For a free consultation with attorney Kasko, contact our Warrenville law office today at 630-836-8540 or our Wheaton office at 630-407-1665. We serve clients in Warrenville, Winfield, West Chicago, and Wheaton, Illinois.