My question involves guardianship in the State of: Illinois
I was awarded guardianship of my mother who has dementia, primarily to allow me to prevent her from having to go home with my mentally abusive father. She lives in a nursing home. I did not ask for financial guardianship on the advice of my attorney so that it would not look like I was simply trying to get control of their assets. A financial guardian has been appointed. My father fought the guardianship and lost. Now he continually files briefs against me asking the court to allow him to take my mother home for trivial reasons (she had a bruise on her arm, he suspected they were sedating her and putting her in a coma, etc.), trying to make me take my mother to the doctor for trivial reasons, etc., simply to harass me. The court has never sided with him on any of these issues. I have put out more than $10,000 in legal and court fees. My parents have little money, but they own their home outright. Is there a way for me to put a lien against my parents home so that when the house is eventually sold I can recover my legal fees? After all, I am paying legal fees on behalf of my mother, who is co-owner of their home.