Law ElderLaw Partners Up To Litigate Tough Guardianship, Disputed Trust & Estate Administration Cases
By Rick Law of Law Elder Law LLP, providing Solutions For Estate Planning, Guardianship, Nursing Home Care, and Elder Abuse Financial Recovery Kerry Peck, Esq., renowned partner of Peck Bloom and Diana Law, Esq., partner of Law Elder Law were recently tapped by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) to present on the subject of “Ethical Issues in Guardianships.” They were joined by the Honorable Jane Louise Stuart, Circuit Judge, Probate Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago. Kerry and Diana have been working tirelessly to focus their practices by litigating tough guardianship and disputed trust and estate administration cases. Their recent presentation covered a number of topics:
- Alternatives to Guardianship: An overview of factors which give rise to the need for a guardianship, and when an attorney should recommend to the client to see other remedies.
- Guardian’s Obligations to Property: An overview of the knotty and difficult role of fiduciary relationship and the high standard and obligation of the guardian to safeguard the estate.
- Guardian’s Obligations with Regard to the Person
- Obligation to Insure the Ward Lives in the Least Restrictive Environment
- Sterilization and the Illinois Guardianship Act
- Factors to Consider Regarding a Ward’s Medical Treatment
- Communication and Decision Making Obligations
- Best Interest vs. Substituted Judgment Standard
- Informed Consent
- Obligation to Terminate or Limit the Guardianship
- Consultations with Family and Others
- End of Life Decisions