Guardianship Estates For Disabled Adults And Minors

Families with disabled minors have special considerations to make when the child reaches the age of majority. When children turn 18, they are legally adults, but disabled children may be unable to be independent or make certain important decisions for themselves. This requires the appointment of a guardian.

Guardianships For Disabled Adults Or Minors

A guardian can have either limited guardianship or plenary guardianship over the disabled minor or adult. In a limited guardianship, the guardian can only make decisions for specified personal care and finance issues the court determines. In a plenary guardianship, the guardian has the authority to make decisions for all of these issues.

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If you are a parent of a disabled minor or adult and require assistance with guardianship appointment, the attorneys at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., are experienced and knowledgeable in this area. Contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Potential guardians must be (otherwise are considered ineligible):

  • Age of majority (18 years or older)
  • Have no past criminal convictions
  • Deemed “sound of mind” by the court
  • Legal U.S. citizen

Guardianship Of The Estate

An appointed guardian can also be appointed as the guardian of the estate. This is when the disabled person is unable to make decisions on his or her own regarding an estate. Keep in mind a parent is not automatically awarded guardianship. He or she must petition the court and then attend a hearing following this. In some situations, family members can be in disagreement or dispute over the guardianship of a disabled adult or minor. We also have experience in successfully helping with contested estate issues.

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For a free initial consultation with Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., call 630-305-0222, or contact us online.

Attorney Natalie Stec

Natalie M. Stec, born and raised in Illinois, and earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her practice has been concentrated in significant pre and post decree marital and family law cases; including custody, visitation, support, and paternity matters. She has important criminal defense experience in both misdemeanor and felony cases. She is a very dedicated and passionate litigator. [ Attorney Bio ]

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