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 authority instead of letting a court decide through a guardianship petition. The Illinois Quad City probate attorneys at Nash Bean Ford & Brown, LLP explain what you can do now to avoid … [Read more...] about Careful Planning Can Avoid Guardianship
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. … [Read more...] about Guardianship in Illinois
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 who prey on the elderly. Although it may be difficult to admit, the time may come when you realize your loved one needs a guardian. Like many other people in your … [Read more...] about Free Report: Guardianship in the State of Illinois
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 must be made regarding how best to protect and care for a victim. If you are the child of an Alzheimer’s sufferer, you may also be asking another important question – “How … [Read more...] about How Can I Protect My Parent’s Assets When their Alzheimer’s Gets Worse?
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 do decide if your parent needs a guardianship? Ultimately, a judge will decide if your parent needs a guardian; however, careful deliberation and consultation with your estate planning attorney … [Read more...] about Does Your Mother Need a Guardianship?
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 well enough to handle day-to-day decisions. An adult child who wonders if his or her mother needs a guardianship must consult with an elder-care attorney before doing anything else. Officially … [Read more...] about Guardianship in the Quad Cities: How Do I Know If My Mother Needs It?
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 a result, you may one day be in a position where you must decide if a parent needs a guardian. This is never an easy position to be in; however, if you are concerned enough to be … [Read more...] about Guardianship in the Quad Cities: How to Know When a Parent Needs a Guardian
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 become your loved one’s guardian. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of guardianship in Quad Cities Illinois may help you decide how to proceed. Guardianship is an option that is … [Read more...] about Advantages and Disadvantages of Guardianship in the Illinois Quad Cities
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. Guardianship proceedings are a legal process that can be complicated and time-consuming; however, if your loved one is in need of protection than guardianship is likely the best option. Understanding how to … [Read more...] about How to File for Guardianship in Geneseo, Illinois
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 and conservatorship are in Illinois and how to petition for either may be information you need at some point in your life. To obtain guardianship or conservatorship over an adult you must petition to … [Read more...] about What Is Guardianship and Conservatorship?