Archive for the Tag 'Guardianship'

I Have Obtained Guardianship of My Adult Child . . . Now What?

Congratulations! You have completed an important step in securing your child’s future. The following are some next steps: Register your child on the State of Illinois “PUNS” list. Make the appropriate Estate Plan to make sure your child will qualify for and keep benefits. Apply for Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”). Apply for Medicaid. Arrange for […]

Common Pitfalls in Obtaining Guardianship

Have you been thinking about seeking guardianship of your soon-to-be 18 year old child? Do not make these common mistakes: Failure to provide a properly written doctor’s opinion. A note written on a prescription pad from your child’s physician will not suffice as the medical opinion needed for a Court to grant guardianship. A blank […]

Why Does an 18 Year Old With Disabilities Need a Guardian?

There are many reasons why parents need to go to the expense of obtaining guardianship for an 18- year-old with disabilities even if the child resides at home. “Is that the only answer for a youngster turning 18, who is under a disability?” “Will I become liable for my child’s bills and misconduct if I am his guardian?”