Welcome to our blog-- we hope you find it helpful. Please note that there is an index on the right hand side of the page; it contains information so you can read more about probate laws, guardianship issues, viewing and obtaining your files, ordering transcripts of your hearings, reporting unethical activities, reporting crimes, etc.
Please take the time to learn more about your case; go downtown and view and copy your file. Please report suspected financial exploitation to the proper authorities (see index on the right). We urge you to report criminal activities to the FBI, and ask to be put in touch with the Public Corruption unit. Please ask your investigator to join your file with other files containing complaints on the same unethical people as are in your case.
If everyone reports this criminal activity, perhaps we can put an end to it.
FREE LEGAL ADVICE
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY LAW CENTER
25 East Pearson Street, Suite 1005
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
By apointment only
Guardianship, visitation, some landlord/tenant cases, and simple divorces where property rights and children are not invoved. Services are free of charge but clients must pay court costs.
Here is a good source for free legal assistance for those appearing without an attorney (pro se) :
Here is a link to the Circuit Court of Cook County Court website.
It shows which judges handle guardianship cases. It also has links to court forms that are used in court for guardianship cases:
PLEASE REPORT ALL SUSPECTED FRAUD AGAINST SENIORS TO THE SENATE AGING COMMITTEE'S NEW ANTI-FRAUD HOTLINE:
March 25, 2014
PROPOSED CHANGES TO ILLINOIS
NASGA Members in Legislative Action!
More information about this exciting bill, as well as comments from NASGA members may be found at NASGA's website:
Powers of attorney compared with guardianship.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO GUARDIANSHIP LAW
Effective January 1, 2013
(755 ILCS 5/11a-4)
(from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 11a-4)
(a) Prior to the appointment of a guardian under this Article, pending an appeal in relation to the appointment, or pending the completion of a citation proceeding brought pursuant to Section 23-3 of this Act, or upon a guardian's death, incapacity, or resignation, the court may appoint a temporary guardian upon a showing of the necessity therefor for the immediate welfare and protection of the alleged disabled person or his or her estate on such notice and subject to such conditions as the court may prescribe. In determining the necessity for temporary guardianship, the immediate welfare and protection of the alleged disabled person and his or her estate shall be of paramount concern, and the interests of the petitioner, any care provider, or any other party shall not outweigh the interests of the alleged disabled person. The temporary guardian shall have all of the powers and duties of a guardian of the person or of the estate which are specifically enumerated by court order. The court order shall state the actual harm identified by the court that necessitates temporary guardianship or any extension thereof.
(b) The temporary guardianship shall expire within 60 days after the appointment or whenever a guardian is regularly appointed, whichever occurs first. No extension shall be granted except:
(1) In a case where there has been an adjudication of
STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR GUARDIANSHIP:
Standards state that the guardian is to involve family in decision-making for the ward.
ILLINOIS GUARDIANSHIP COMMISSION