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Guardianship Services

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    Prudent care and financial management for minors and disabled adults

    Protecting your disabled loved one’s financial future requires expertise, diligence and sensitivity. As guardianship administrator, Northern Trust builds and preserves a secure future for your family member through personalized solutions across investments, taxes, and real estate.

    Safeguarding Your Loved One’s Future

    Working closely with your family and advisors, Northern Trust assembles the right team to address and manage a broad range of needs.

    • Court appearances
    • Real estate purchases, modifications and maintenance
    • Accessible vehicle purchase
    • Cash flow needs
    • Bill payment
    • Investment strategies and asset management

    Worrying about intricate details, researching solutions and fitting the pieces together can feel overwhelming. Finding an expert to address your specialized guardianship needs can relieve significant pressure from you and your family. Our team of guardianship administrators, investment, tax, and other financial professionals collaborate with you at every step.

    • Liaising between your family, legal advisors and the courts
    • Financial guidance, investment and asset management
    • Real estate negotiation, purchase and modification, including needed accessibility accommodations
    • Working with case managers to assist with education and therapeutic needs
    Kristen J. Carey

    Kristen J. Carey

    Managing Director, Guardianship Services
    As Managing Director, Kristen collaborates with her team of trust advisors, who holistically support their clients and family members through the management and protection of their financial resources, while simultaneously navigating them through the court system.

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