Guardianship Proceedings in the Probate Court for Disabled Adults

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The Illinois Probate Act, Article Xia, entitled "Guardians for Disabled Adults," provides the practitioner with a remedy for the increasingly common dilemma ofwhat action

can be taken within the law to care for an alleged disabled person. The problem can arise in many ways. A frequent occurrence is when an attorney is approached by his client, requesting prompt assistance with an elderly parent who may be receiving social security checks and hiding them and/or is forgetful, confused, does not pay his/her bills and, is wasting his assets.Often, the alleged disabled person resides alone and may even wander away at times forgetting

his/her residence's location. How should an attorney proceed?

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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