Thomas J. Reilly
The Dignity Group
1163 East Ogden Avenue, Suite 705-354
Naperville, IL 60563
|Reprinted from the Workbook on the Special Needs and Services with Disabilities, 4th edition, with the permission of The Dignity Group|
"If BECAUSE of his DISABILITY he LACKS sufficient UNDERSTANDING or CAPACITY to MAKE or COMMUNICATE RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS concerning his person (estate or both)..." (11a.3)This evidence of need for guardianship may be brought to the court's attention by any "reputable person", or by the "alleged disabled person himself." In cases where the court is fully advised and no other person is seeking guardianship on behalf of the alleged disabled person, the court may on its own motion appoint a guardian.
Residential placement; medical and psychiatric treatment: placement in educational or vocational programs: access to professional records and professional consultations about the disabled person; the power to cancel or negate contracts entered into, or purchases made by, the disabled person which are not in his best interest
NOTE: Those persons assuming estate guardianship responsibilities must file a Surety Bond by paying a bonding company for a cash bond worth one and one-half times the value of the assets in the estate. This annual premium may be paid by the estate itself.This process is necessary to protect the ward and if applicable his assets, from a guardian who may not faithfully discharge his/her duties in a reasonable and prudent manner.