Nancy Spain practices in the areas of guradianship, probate and special needs... more
Nancy Spain practices in the areas of guradianship, probate and special needs planning. Prior to moving to Chicago in 1981, Ms. Spain was engaged in private law practice in Cleveland, Ohio. Since relocating here, Ms. Spain worked in the trust department of the former Lake Shore Bank before practicing with the firm. She is a graduate of Connecticut College and of Case Western Reserve Universit... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.