Helping You Help A Loved One
Legal issues involving family members can become complex, particularly when the time comes to seek assistance for your loved one in the form of a guardianship. At Judith Trentman Wilson, Attorney at Law, P.C., I focus my practice on helping my clients with all of the challenges associated with guardianships.
As you consider your options for establishing a guardianship that is in the best interest of your loved one, I will work with you to make sure you understand all of your options and make sure all of these complex issues are handled properly in order to protect your best interests.
A Belleville guardianship lawyer you can depend on. Call me at 618-207-4032 for a free consultation. I also serve clients in Florida from law offices located in The Villages.
What Is A Guardianship?
A guardianship — which grants rights similar to those of a power of attorney — allows an individual, usually a family member, to be appointed a guardian in order to make important decisions for a loved one who no longer has the faculties to make these decisions or care for himself or herself.
In cases involving guardians being appointed for minors, the guardianship can be contested by other family members who disagree with the decision being in the best interest of the minor. I am available to assist in helping individuals be appointed as guardians as well as in contesting guardianships in courts throughout Illinois.
In situations where a guardianship has been established for a child, a parent may resolve the issues that led to the original guardianship and seek to have the guardianship terminated and his or her rights restored. Having a guardianship terminated is often a long, complex process; this is by design as it is very difficult to get a guardianship over a natural parent who is able and willing to care for his or her child and make decisions about his or her well-being.