I have practiced in estate planning, probate, and estate and trust litigation since... more
I have practiced in estate planning, probate, and estate and trust litigation since graduating from law school in 2004. After working at Urban Burt, Ltd., in Oak Forest, IL, I joined Paul F. O'Keefe, P.C. in 2006 where I continue to practice in estate planning, probate, trust and estate litigation, and now commercial litigation. I work out of both our Evanston and Chicago offices.I grew up in ... view profile
Julie began practicing at the Office of the Public Guardian of Cook County, Illinois,... more
Julie began practicing at the Office of the Public Guardian of Cook County, Illinois, where she represented abused and neglected children. She then went into private practice and broadened her career to include commercial litigation and probate matters. Beginning in 2005, Julie was brought on as an associate at a firm concentrating in commercial litigation and probate law. While there, she cont... 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.