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What Is a Guardian Ad Litem?

What Is a Guardian Ad Litem?

A guardian ad litem, or guardian “for the suit”, can be appointed by the court before a guardianship hearing to act in the guardianship proceeding. The court can appoint a guardian ad litem to report to the judge about the …
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Going to Court for the Guardianship Hearing

Going to Court for the Guardianship Hearing

When you seek a guardianship for a person with special needs, you must follow many of the same formalities as in a court case. Obtaining a guardianship is a serious matter because it strips the person with special needs of …
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The Legal Procedure for Seeking Guardianship

The Legal Procedure for Seeking Guardianship

The legal procedure for seeking guardianship of an adult with special needs in Illinois involves petitioning the court for an order appointing a guardian. Petitioners must follow court procedure exactly to receive the order. Either an “interested person” such as …
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Different Definitions of “Special Needs” Under the Law

Different Definitions of -Special Needs- Under the Law

Different federal and state laws provide very different definitions of the terms “disability” or “special needs”. You may be surprised to learn that many individuals whom their families, doctors, or communities consider to have special needs are not protected by …
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