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Managing Director

G. Timothy Leighton

Tim Leighton counsels Clients in Central Illinois and metropolitan Washington, DC on trusts, wills, probate, business, charitable and tax matters.

Guardianship is the process by which a court appoints a legal guardian with the authority to make decisions on behalf of individuals who are unable to care for or decide for themselves. Elderly relatives, individuals with mental disabilities and minor children are often the ones who might require the help of a guardian. Guardianship places legal control of many aspects of an individual’s life into someone else’s hands.  Therefore, it is important to meet with a qualified lawyer to make sure you understand the pros and cons of this action. The chosen guardian must be trustworthy, willing to act in the best interest of the ward and ready to accept serious, long-term responsibilities.

If you have a loved one who is elderly and can no longer care for himself or herself, has become mentally incapacitated or has a minor child in need of a guardian, please contact Leighton Legal Group today for a 30-minute courtesy initial consultation by calling us at (309) 828-7600.