An Illinois guardianship proceeding must be handled in the county of a disabled or minor person's primary residence. And if the residence is in Will County, then the guardianship estate is handled by the Will County guardianship court located in Joliet, Illinois.
Will County Guardianship Court
In the Will County guardianship court, there is currently one judge who hears all guardianship matters for the whole county. The guardianship call for routine matters in Will County is heard Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 2 of the River Valley Justice Center in Joliet, Illinois. Contested matters are heard in the late mornings and afternoons during the week.
How do I know for sure if Will County is the right county for a guardianship estate?
If your loved one currently lives in Will County, and he/she will continue to reside in Will County for the foreseeable future, then the Guardianship Court will presume that Will County is the county of domicile for purposes of the guardianship estate. This is true even if your loved one owns real estate or other property in another county, state, or country.
How long does a guardianship take to set up in Will County, Illinois?
In Will County, a typical routine guardianship case can be set up in 1 - 2 months, depending on the type of guardianship case and what will need to be done to finalize the opening of the estate. However, if there are issues that complicate the opening of the guardianship case (such as guardianship litigation), then it could take much longer.
How does hiring an experienced Will County Guardianship Attorney make a difference when handling a Guardianship case in Will County?
Because Illinois Guardianship Law can become very complicated, hiring an experienced Will County Guardianship Lawyer can provide several benefits, including:
And since Attorney Kevin Williams has handled many guardianship cases in Will County over the past several years, he has become very experienced with the Will County court system. Contact our firm to hire a knowledgeable Will County Guardianship Lawyer today!
Contact our Firm
Our firm has helped many individuals with routine and complicated guardianship estates in Will County. If you have questions regarding a guardianship estate, complete the form below to set up a free initial consultation:
The Law Office of Kevin Williams, 2295 Bannister Lane, Aurora, IL 60504, (630) 898-4789