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GUARDIANSHIP OF MINOR CHILDREN
In situations where a child under 18 years of age need someone other than a parent to have legal custody over them, someone to control their assets, or both, it may be necessary to establish a guardianship.
Illinois law allows a guardian to be appointed for different reasons. A legal guardian has the same responsibilities as a child’s natural parent.
4 types of guardians:
A guardian is:
A guardian is entitled to:
A guardian is responsible for:
providing food, clothing, and shelter for the child;
ensuring the child attends school;
paying all expenses unless child support can be obtained from the parent/s or the
child is eligible for public benefits; and
obeying all court orders concerning the child.
If a parent of minor children dies and there is no one else with parental responsibility for them, then the Courts will decide who is to be granted parental responsibility for the children left behind. If you wish to make this decision yourself and not leave it to the Court, you must appoint a Guardian.
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