Over the course of your lifetime, you will have made millions of decisions for yourself. Most people do not like the idea of turning over the decision-making authority to someone else; however, the reality is that at some point it may be necessary. By planning ahead, you can choose to whom you hand over that […]
Guardianship in Illinois from Robert Nash A guardian is someone who has been given the legal authority to act on behalf of the disabled person. Makes decisions relating to the person and the physical care of the disabled person.
As you age, so do your parents. Sometimes, the natural aging process brings with it Alzheimer’s or another form of age related dementia. For an adult child, recognizing the signs of dementia can be devastating; yet, failing to recognize them can put your loved one at risk for physical injury or victimization by unscrupulous individuals […]
One of the most difficult things for someone to handle is watching a parent suffer from Alzheimer’s. The parent who once took care of you now needs you to take care of him/her. Sometimes the symptoms of Alzheimer’s come on slowly, taking years to worsen. In other cases, Alzheimer’s can progress rapidly. Either way, decisions […]
One of the hardest decisions a child ever has to make is the decision to seek guardianship over a parent. It often feels as though you are taking away your parent’s freedom and independence; yet, failing to do so can lead to serious injury or victimization by predators that prey on the elderly. So how […]
Many families have to face the unpleasant realization that a family member is not able to take care of him- or herself. While many times the issues leading to that realization are obvious, other times they are not. It is not uncommon for adult children to wonder if a parent has become unable to function […]
As we age, so do our parents. While advances in medicine and an overall better quality of life in the United States have led to an increased life expectancy, none of these advances have figured out how to halt the aging process nor have they provided a cure for age-related dementia diseases such as Alzheimer’s. […]
As our parents and older loved ones age we are often faced with the reality that one of them has become incapable of caring for himself or herself. Often, this is the result of Alzheimer’s or another age related dementia disease. If you find yourself in this position you may need to consider petitioning to […]
If you are the adult child, grandchild, or loved one of an elderly or disabled individual you may find yourself in a position where you are concerned about your loved ones’ physical, mental, or financial well-being. As a result, you may decide to file for guardianship over your loved one.
There may come a time when you have to make a difficult decision – to seek guardianship and/or conservatorship over a parent or other loved one. The decision is never any easy one to make but it is one that must be made at times to avoid injury to a loved one. Understanding what guardianship […]