Tarick Loutfi & Associates provides guardianship administration and litigation to help protect the welfare and rights of those who are incapable of doing so. Guardianship is a timely but worthwhile process which requires constant communication between the client and his or her attorney on the changing needs of the ward.
Whether you wish to establish guardianship of a minor or an adult, defend your status as guardian or believe that someone else would be better suited to care for your loved one, Tarick Loutfi & Associates will help you understand your options and take decisive action – treating you and your family with the compassion and care you deserve.
Helping Chicago Families Protect Their Loved Ones by Establishing Guardianships
Guardianships usually come in two forms — those intended to protect minors and those meant to safeguard the interests of adults.
At Tarick Loutfi & Associates, we have more than 20 years of experience helping families understand their options when establishing adult guardianships for loved ones with disabilities or guardianships for those of minor children needing protection.
Giving You the Information You Need to Protect Your Loved One
For many families, they know their loved one requires certain legal protections, but they do not understand the best methods for securing such protections. When you sit down with our attorneys, we will review all aspects of your family's situation as we help you determine the most effective plan when working through any of the following issues:
Establishing a guardianship for disabled adults or children — often for children or young adults with autism or muscular dystrophy, or elderly individuals suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia
Selecting guardians for minor children as part of the estate planning process
Defending against guardianship removal proceedings
Initiating proceedings to have a guardian removed
Helping You Choose the Best Option
Guardianships can be complex and there are numerous options and alternatives to consider. For instance, you may wish to establish two guardians for a disabled loved one — one to care for the physical interests of the ward, and the other to provide for the legal and financial issues affiliated with the estate.
At Tarick Loutfi & Associates, we will educate you on the various types and options associated with guardianships and further assist in helping you decide what is best.
Opposition and Removal of a Guardian
Determining who will be appointed the guardian of a disabled loved one can be a contentious issue. In many cases, a family member will voice concerns regarding the capabilities or intentions of an appointed guardian.
If you feel that a loved one has been appointed a guardian that you feel does not best suit the interests of a disabled adult or minor child, we will help you initiate proceedings to have that person removed.
Overview of Our Guardianship Legal Services
Guardianship administration includes, but
is not limited to:
Analysis regarding the disabled person’s health and assistance coordinating the disabled person’s care plan;
Analysis regarding the disabled person’s finances, including whether to seek authority to create estate planning documents, such as a special needs trust, on behalf of the disabled person;
Petitioning the court for a change in placement for the disabled person;
Petitioning the court for disbursements from estate funds for the benefit of the disabled person; or
Presentation of an annual account of the disabled person’s assets
Guardianship litigation can include navigating the matters of:
Validity of Powers of Attorney, Designations of Patient Advocate, and other advanced directives;
Assessment of the most appropriate guardian for the disabled person;
Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims;
Removal of Fiduciaries;
Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation; or
Citations to Recover Assets
At Tarick Loutfi & Associates, it is our mission and duty to navigate, mediate, or litigate on these aforementioned issues and more, in a timely and efficient manner. Visit us today.
We will help you with any guardianship issues.
The information you obtain from this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mails. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.