Elder Guardianship Attorney
Our Belleville, IL elder law attorneys can help your family
Are you concerned about an elderly family member's ability to care for themselves? Not sure what legal options are available to you? Appointing a legal guardian for your loved one might be the right solution for you.
Elder guardianship is an important decision. That's why it's critical that you talk to an experienced elder law attorney who understands how the legal system works and who can explain all the legal options available to you.
Our legal team at Courtney ∙ Clark Law, P.C. in Belleville, Illinois can help you every step of the way. We have decades of experience handling such complex cases. We know how the legal system works in Illinois, especially when it comes to elder guardianship and all the legal issues that can come up around such arrangements.
Understanding elder guardianship
An elder guardian is someone appointed by a court to be legally responsible for the older person or disabled adult. Elder guardians are often appointed by a court when an elderly or disabled person can no longer care for themselves. Reasons why include:
- Elder self-neglect
- Inability to maintain hygiene
- Diminished mental capacity
- Severe physical disability
- Memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer's
There are many other reasons why your loved one might need a guardian. We can help you explore all your options and whether an elder guardian is the right solution for your loved one's issues.
We're focused on what's best for you
Deciding whether to appoint an elder guardian is an important decision. We can review the pros and cons of elder guardianship with you. We can also discuss alternatives to elder guardianship, including power of attorney or creating a living trust.
if your loved one already has a guardian and you fear that your loved one is being taken advantage of by the guardian, we can investigate such allegations, as well. Whatever the circumstances, we're here to help you. Simply contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced elder law attorney who cares.