State Guardian advocates for the rights of over 5,300 disabled adults in Illinois. Previously, disabled persons were termed "incompetent" and "conservators".
The law presumes that an adult eighteen years of age or older is capable of is so incapacitated that he/she truly cannot make any decisions himself/herself.
Explains how to get a legal right to take care of a person who is 18 years and older.
In a guardianship for disabled adults in Illinois, a court formally adjudicates an individual mentally incompetent and appoints a legal guardian to be responsible .
Power of attorney and guardianship are not the same thing. Under the Illinois Probate Act, a person may apply for guardianship to take control.