IL family lawyerIf you have a child with significant disabilities, you may have known for a long time that you would probably need to retain legal guardianship of them when they turn 18 years old. Your child may also know that guardianship has always been the plan. Or, your child’s need for guardianship may not have become apparent until after they became a legal adult. Some parents of adult children pursue guardianship after their child suffers a traumatic brain injury, becomes addicted to drugs, or experiences a significant mental illness that prevents them from caring for themself. For some, obtaining guardianship is an expected and relatively simple process. For others, it can be very emotional, and you may wonder whether you are doing the right thing. A Naperville, IL, adult guardianship attorney can help you reach a decision about whether to pursue guardianship for your child

Who Can be Placed Under Guardianship in DuPage County, IL? 

Illinois state law lists several different types of disabilities for which an adult may be placed under the guardianship of a responsible person. Types of disabilities that may mean you can obtain guardianship over your adult child include: