Litigation Involving Guardianship

Guardianship is an extremely important role and comes with a number of responsibilities, especially when the guardian is the caretaker of an elderly person. If guardians are suspected of abuse or negligence then they may face legal action from other family members of the dependent in question.

In elder law cases, guardianship litigation can be lengthy, confusing, and overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with this type of process. However, the guardianship attorneys of Peck Ritchey, LLC, have years of experience helping Chicago residents fight for what they believe is right in cases of guardianship issues.

Reasons for Filing a Lawsuit

Most lawsuits involving a guardianship are brought about because a person suspects wrongdoing of some sort from the guardian. The guardian might have perpetrated one or more of the following acts, for instance:

  • Fiduciary Duty breach
  • Elder abuse
  • Financial exploitation
  • Recovery / discovery asset citations
  • Removal of executors, guardians, trustees, and agents
  • Validation of powers of attorney

Any of the above reasons is enough for you to consider pursuing a lawsuit involving guardianship. An experienced elder law attorney can offer you critical advice about the best legal steps to take in your particular situation.

Contact a Guardianship and Elder Law Attorney in Chicago

If you or someone you know is thinking of filing a lawsuit because of a legal issue involving guardianship, the elder law attorneys of Peck Ritchey, LLC, may be able to help you. Contact our offices in Chicago today by calling (855) 328-5787 to discuss your circumstances and set up a consultation with one of our representatives.


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