Experienced, Compassionate Mental Health Attorneys
Mental illness impacts countless people in the United States. It impacts not only individuals who have mental illness, but also the many others involved in their support and care, such as family members and mental health professionals. Unfortunately, many caregivers and professionals have difficulty identifying the appropriate resources to address legal issues that may arise because of an intellectual or developmental disability or mental illness.
At Monahan Law Group, LLC, our lawyers have the experience in mental health law to offer practical legal solutions to address these complex issues. We serve individuals, families and mental health professionals in Chicago and throughout Illinois.
Finding The Right Solutions For Your Loved One
Our attorneys have unique experience as professionals in the fields of mental health and social work and in the child welfare system. We will strive to find a legal solution that meets your needs and the needs of your loved one. Such strategies can include:
- Powers of attorney
- Mental health treatment declaration
- Petitions for involuntary admission or involuntary administration of psychotropic medication
- Special-needs trusts
- Application for government benefits
- Special education advocacy
Protecting a family member’s future can be difficult. Our knowledgeable lawyers will assist you with the unique challenges you or your family member may be facing. With decades of experience, we can identify options and resources quickly to chart a solution that fits your needs.
Services To Hospitals And Mental Health Professionals
A significant portion of our mental health practice is dedicated to providing support and representation to hospitals, community-based agencies and individual mental health practitioners. We represent over 70 hospitals and health care organizations as well as numerous agencies and other professionals addressing the varied and complex mental health legal issues that arise as a result of providing services to individuals with mental illness.
We routinely receive questions from professional clients who want to ensure compliance with relevant mental health rules and regulations when faced with complicated patient care issues. We pride ourselves on providing prompt consultation in emergent situations, using our decades of practical and legal experience in the mental health field to provide timely advice. In addition to consultation services, we regularly provide representation in legal proceedings when necessary to protect the interests of our professional clients. We also routinely provide staff training on mental health law and related policies and procedures.