Chicago Guardian Ad Litem Attorneys

As a court-appointed guardian in Chicago, you will hold a number of legal obligations to your ward. As such, you will be expected to always protect your ward’s well-being and advocate for his or her best interests in strict accordance with the law. With that in mind, then, you should be familiar with every one of the legal responsibilities that you will be assuming before the court appoints you guardianship over your ward.

At Peck Ritchey, LLC, our Chicago guardian ad litem attorneys can help you understand every facet of the responsibilities and legal obligations you will be assuming with your legal guardianship.

Becoming a Guardian Ad Litem in Chicago

Before you assume your guardianship, it is advisable that you understand the following legal obligations you will need to meet for your ward, particularly in regard to minors:

  • Address any emotional or legal needs your ward may have
  • Protect them from the processes of the court
  • Remain aware of their home life
  • Act as an officer of the court on your ward’s behalf

Though the process may seem complicated, our Chicago legal team can help you prepare for the valuable task that lies ahead of you.

Consult with a Guardian Ad Litem Attorney in Chicago

If you will be assuming guardianship over an individual in need, you should speak with one of the Chicago Guardian ad litem attorneys at Peck Ritchey, LLC, about the many responsibilities that you will hold as a legal guardian. To schedule a consultation with one of our Chicago guardianship attorneys, please call our Chicago offices at (855) 328-5787 today.


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