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Guardianships for Minor Children

What Happens When A Custodial Parent Names Guardian in a Will That is Not the Other Parent?

In this article, we answer the question “what happens when an Illinois custodial parent names a legal guardian for a minor child in his or her will that is not the other parent?

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New Law Prohibits Employees of Agencies Providing Residential Services from Serving as Guardians for Disabled Adults in Illinois

In this article we discuss guardianship of adults with disabilities. We’ll explain HB 4686, a law that went into effect in 2019 that bans the court from appointing guardians who are employees of an agency that provides residential services to the ward. We’ll answer the questions, “What is a court-appointed guardian of someone with disabilities,” and “Who can serve as a guardian of a person with disabilities?”

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New Law Allows Orders of Protection for Foster Parents, Legal Guardians and Adoptive Parents in Illinois

In this article we explain HB 4796, a new Illinois law went into effect in 2019 to amend the Domestic Violence Act and Criminal Code in order to allow foster parents, legal guardians and adoptive parents who are abused by a family or household member of a child to seek an order of protection. We answer the questions, “Who is protected under the Domestic Violence Act?” “What protections can someone seek?” and “Who is considered a family or household member of a child?”

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