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Springfield Guardianship Law Attorney

A person with a disability may require a guardian to assist with managing daily activities. A guardianship is established by a court when a physician certifies by affidavit that the person is incapable of managing either his or her own personal care or finances. The court appoints a guardian responsible for making decisions for the disabled person. The guardian can be a family member or other trusted person.

In some circumstances a short-term guardianship may be needed for a minor who is not disabled. In Illinois a short-term guardianship may be established by executing the proper document without court involvement.

The Law Offices of Gary E. Kerr Ltd. represents petitioners seeking guardianship for minors or persons with disabilities. Also, Attorney Gary Kerr is often appointed by the Court as a Guardian ad Litem for the minor or disabled person. As Guardian ad Litem, Attorney Kerr investigates the case for the Court, interviews the individual and submits a report to the Court regarding the proposed guardianship.

An Experienced Sangamon County Guardianship Attorney

The Law Office of Gary E. Kerr Ltd. represents clients in guardianship cases by:

  • securing guardianships for adults with special needs and for minors
  • preparing short-term guardianships without court involvement
  • serving as Guardian ad Litem by court appointment

Attorney Gary E. Kerr is very experienced in the area of disability law and guardianships. Mr. Kerr has the respect of clients he has served as well as the Court which repeatedly appoints him as a Guardian ad Litem. Attorney Kerr is sensitive to the emotional needs of all involved and the need to achieve prompt results in a cost efficient manner.

Guardianship Subsidy Reviews

Individuals who seek to be a guardian of a child who qualifies for the Illinois Guardianship Subsidy program can utilize Mr. Kerr’s services in review of the subsidy agreement. Mr. Kerr is a member of the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services Statewide Adoption Attorney Panel. As a member of the panel, Mr. Kerr is trained in subsidy reviews for both guardianship cases and adoption cases.

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Our offices are located across from the Springfield Clinic with on-site parking available. We are housed in a beautifully restored Italianate building, circa 1865, one of the few remaining buildings from the era, in the historic Aristocracy Hill location. It is featured in the IHPA Illinois Historic Structures Survey.

For more information on guardianships or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced guardianship attorney, please contact us at 217-522-2244. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We also meet with clients on evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

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Law Office of Gary E. Kerr Ltd
1020 South 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217-522-2244
Fax: 217-522-2332
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