FAQ: What Is A Limited Guardianship?

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FAQ: What Is A Limited Guardianship? | Attorney Mario Godoy | Lombard Estate and Probate Legal Group

What Is A Limited Guardianship? | Attorney Mario Godoy | Lombard Estate and Probate Legal Group Guardianship is a legal term that refers to the legal right to make decisions for someone else. In Illinois, the three types of guardianships are plenary guardian, temporary guardian and a limited guardian. Guardianship may be appropriate for someone in various situations, which could include:

  • An adult who is no longer able to independently make sound decisions regarding his or her healthcare
  • An adult who cannot manage his or her finances or property
  • A child whose parents are absent or unable to provide appropriate care
  • A child who inherits money or property

In some instances, a person may have the ability to make some limited decisions regarding their own personal care, health and finances, but need assistance in other areas. In that situation, a limited guardianship may be an option.

Illinois Limited Guardianship

A limited guardianship allows the individual under guardianship to retain some legal rights and freedoms. A limited guardian is granted the power to make only those decisions about personal care and/or personal finances that the court specifies. A limited guardianship is typically used when the person does not require extensive supervision and only makes decisions that cannot be made by the ward. The powers of a limited guardian are specified in the court order, and provide an annual report to the court.

An experienced guardianship lawyer can evaluate the situation and provide valuable legal insight and guidance on the best guardianship option for your situation.

DuPage County Guardianship Attorney

Guardianship can be complicated. If you have questions about caring for a disabled person, a knowledgeable Lombard or Chicago attorney can help you understand the legal process for guardianship cases, represent you in court, suggest alternatives to guardianship, or provide other assistance as you seek to protect you and your family’s legal rights. To set up an initial meeting, contact the Estate & Probate Legal Group today at 630-864-5835

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