AREAS OF PRACTICE

Guardianship

Downers Grove, Illinois Guardianship Lawyer

Clients of the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern know firsthand of our deep-rooted concern for young people, the disabled and elderly and their welfare. When we have the opportunity to help a family provide necessary legal protections for children or disabled adults through guardianship arrangements, we give the matter our full, serious attention. Our clients receive straightforward advice and efficient service.

Children are a Top Priority at the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern

Contact the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern to discuss key factors involved in guardianships for minors or for disabled adults, including the following:

  • Guardianship of the person
  • Guardianship of the estate
  • Permanent, standby or short-term guardianships for adults with disabilities

We can clearly explain to you how a guardianship may resolve issues of grandparents' rights, may provide a legal safe haven for a minor child who has been subjected to abuse or neglect, and may provide necessary legal protection for adults or children who are developmentally disabled or for other vulnerable adults.

When parents are separated, divorcing or divorced, family court or divorce court is normally the place to resolve child custody questions. But when extraordinary circumstances exist ― such as when parents are deceased, cannot be found or are unable or unwilling to care for a child ― a guardianship may be appropriate.

A guardian of a disabled adult may be his or her own parent or any other family member or other responsible person. Talk to an attorney at the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern, to discuss the rights and responsibilities of guardians for adults with disabilities.

Other Legal Practice Areas Involving Children

Indeed, our greatest job satisfaction at the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern, is being able to set families on the path to greater stability and security. Our lawyers advise and facilitate dispute resolution in child custody disputes. We represent young people in juvenile matters, including criminal charges, traffic tickets and DCFS cases (such as foster parent licensing and adoption). We welcome the opportunity to help you and your family with any juvenile law matter, guardianship or child custody issue, including modification of court orders. Contact us by phone or e-mail.