The most vulnerable people in society deserve special protection. Specifically, children may need a guardian if their natural or adoptive parents are unavailable, for whatever reason, and older adults may need a helper due to poor mental or physical health, advanced age, personal injury, or a similar situation. Guardians have a duty to make decisions that are only in the best interests of their wards, and also help their charges be as independent as possible.
At Glasgow & Olsson, we understand the struggles that Illinois families face every day, and we know the value of stability and peace of mind. We take the time to listen to you and devise a guardianship plan that meets your family’s unique needs. Then, if necessary, we serve as powerful advocates in a courtroom.
Financially, guardians have a fiduciary duty to their wards. They must discard their own interests and make decisions that are in the best interest of their wards. In other words, a “win-win” decision for the guardian and ward is an illegal decision; the only thing that matters is the ward’s well-being.
In personal care matters, guardians must act as their wards or their parents would have acted. This responsibility often comes into play in issues like religious upbringing, participation in certain charitable organizations, and health care decisions.
There are four types of minor guardians in Illinois:
A minor guardian can be almost anyone, and the parents usually appoint a trusted friend or relative.
The court will give the guardian as little power as possible to help ensure the ward’s independence. A judge can appoint:
It is rare, although certainly not unheard of, for a ward to contest a guardianship proceeding. We provide competent representation in these matters.
A trusted guardian can introduce an element of stability into an otherwise unstable situation. To move the process forward, contact Glasgow & Olsson today at 847.577.8700.
In a world of chaos, pain, survival of the fittest and ever increasing crime… it is critical not to just protect yourself with tools but also with the right people on your team. My choice is Glasgow & Olsson. His impeccable track record & experience makes him untouchable. With an empathetic heart, shoulder to cry on, he listens and will help you through the worst & best of times. I highly recommend him for retainment if you have a CCL, need to create a trust/will/prenuptial/power of attorney/etc., opening a business, going through a separation or custody battle or if you were involved in a crime-DUI, murder, etc. Tom’s team is THE BEST. You are welcome to use me as a referral!
Tom, I just wanted to let you know I am very happy with the outcome of my DUI case. Thank you for your hard work and for treating me as a valued client. You went above and beyond to get me the decision you got. I was hoping for that kind of decision but knew it would be difficult to get it. I don’t know of any other CDL drivers who has received a DUI and not lost their job. I would also like to mention how attentive you were. I was surprised at how fast you returned phone calls and emails. In my dealing with attorneys in the past they are usually very slow to return calls and emails, sometimes days before I heard back. It’s those types of attorneys that give attorneys a bad reputation. You are the exception to the rule and take your job serious and treat your clients in a professional manner and as an asset, You listen to their concerns and work on getting them the outcome they are looking for not just what’s the quickest and easiest solution. In my case you could have easily taken the district attorney’s offer at the first court date of supervision disregarding the summary suspension that would have occurred and then just said there is nothing I can do about the summary suspension. But you knowing my needs of retaining my job if possible chose to postpone the court date in order to try and work out the summary suspension knowing that a supervision on the criminal case wasn’t going to keep my license if I received a summary suspension anyway. That is what really set you apart from most attorneys. I think most of them would have jumped on the supervision on the criminal case without worrying about the summary suspension. Once again THANK YOU very much. Please feel free to use this letter on your website or any other promotional tool as I would highly recommend you as an attorney in any criminal case.
Out of state business professional stopped by troopers while paying toll at toll both and ultimately charged with DUI on Schaumburg, IL interstate. This charge put me in a life- changing situation and with no time to waste, I needed immediate professional counsel. I found Mr. Glasgow online and saw that his offices had outstanding client feedback. Gave Mr. Glasgow’s office a call and immediately felt like I was in good hands after the free consultation. Communication, expertise and consistency are 3 qualities this firm has mastered. In a legal crisis those qualities are essential. Anytime I called or emailed Mr. Glasgow’s office during the course of my case, I received immediate honest answers and understanding to the current status of my case. We went to trial and Judge ruled not guilty. Very satisfied with the outcome of my court case. I highly recommend Mr. Glasgow and his firm. Thanks again.
Write something… I can’t begin to say how lucky I am to have Mr. Glasgow for my attorney. That goes for all his staff too!
If you need a caring attorney who is compassionate and honest this is the firm you need to call. Nicest most caring attorney I have ever met.
Tom has been our lawyer for many years now for multiple reasons…and I want tell everyone out there that not only can this man do his job well he has exceeded all expectations. He not only takes care of your legal matters but he truly cares about his clients and their families. There are not enough words and thank yous in the world to say for what he has done for us and I feel truly blessed that we found him!!!!
Mr. Glasgow and his staff got right to work as soon as I reached out to them. From the beginning, Tom took charge and never looked back. He was direct and forward with his expectations from me as a client and took care of the rest. His commanding presence can be felt in every room he walks into and he uses his expertise to benefit every client he sees. I trust this law firm 100% with even the most personal of matters. Thank you so much for your help.
We hired Mr. Glasgow to help my son. My son was facing some possible serious consequences. Mr. Glasgow told my son he would help him and he really came through. We were extremely pleased with the outcome of my son’s case. Mr. Glasgow is a phenomenal attorney and we would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone needing legal help.
Thomas Glasgow is absolutely the BEST attorney I have EVER met! Regardless of your legal issue, you must see him first. His sincere care for his clients, compassion, understanding, communication, knowledge, analytical mind, negotiating skills and unwavering perseverance is supreme.
I’ve never felt unsure of the outcome of any case Tom and Stephanie have represented me in. Genuine, yet tenacious attorneys with a plethora of knowledge. They have gone above and beyond all my expectations with both traffic and family court. Don’t go with any one else but this firm!