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Naperville guardianship lawyerWhen people discuss guardianship of adults with disabilities, you may assume that this is something you will never have to worry about. But the truth is, countless disabilities can occur due to old age. Your parents or grandparents can become incapacitated by diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, or mental illness, and need a legal guardian to help them get through life. Below is a brief overview of guardianship and when it may be necessary. Hopefully, this will help you determine whether or not you need to pursue guardianship for your relative here in Illinois.

When Can a Guardian Be Appointed?

The Probate Court appoints a guardian to manage the affairs of a person incapable of doing so himself or herself. The person unable to handle such personal affairs is referred to as the ward. An adult will need a guardian assigned to be a proxy decision-maker if his or her disability has led to any of the following, resulting in a lack of ability to manage daily affairs:

  • Significant mental decline

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