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Northern Illinois Guardianship Attorneys

If you are the parent of a child with special needs, whether your child has autism, Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome, a learning disability, a behavioral disability, a physical disability or an emotional disability, you need to protect your legal right to make educational, medical, and financial decisions on your child’s behalf. We can help you.

If your child will turn 18 soon, you need to know that your right to make decisions on your child’s behalf is about to expire. In order to continue caring for your child’s needs, you should consider obtaining legal guardianship when your child becomes an adult. Children are allowed services through school districts until they reach the age of 22 but, after age 18, a parent needs to have guardianship in order for them to continue making educational decisions for their child.

At Whitted, Takiff + Hansen, LLC, we are child advocates and lawyers. Our attorneys are available to assist parents in the greater Chicago area, Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, and the other collar counties, and throughout northern Illinois with legal guardianship of a minor or a disabled adult, as well as with contested child guardianship. Our team has decades of experience representing parents and children and we have built a reputation for doing what is right for children who have disabilities.

A critical component of the legal service we provide is knowledge. We understand that raising a disabled child can be a lifelong responsibility. Our attorneys are committed to providing you with the information you need to make important decisions now and in the future.

Our services extend well beyond simply filing for guardianship. From considering the advantages of guardianship versus custody and the possibility of temporary guardianships to the rights of non-custodial parents and contested child guardianship cases, we are experienced and knowledgeable advocates. We represent clients in contested child guardianship hearings and DCFS cases. We can also arrange for a guardian ad litem to protect your child’s interests in court.

For more information about guardianship of minors or adults with special needs, DCFS representation, or contested child guardianship, contact us through this Web site or by calling 847-564-8662.

The law firm of Whitted, Takiff + Hansen serves clients in Northbrook and throughout northern Illinois, in communities such as Chicago, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Waukegan, Woodstock, Belvidere, Geneva, Wheaton, Yorkville, Joliet, Skokie, Glenview, Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, and Evanston. Whitted Cleary & Takiff also has served clients from out of state, including Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Cook County – Lake County – DuPage County – Will County – Kane County – McHenry County – Kendall County – Boone County – DeKalb County