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How to choose a guardian

If you are a parent in Illinois, one of your greatest responsibilities is the care of your children. You may also have to consider who will assume that role if you are unable to do so. Choosing a guardian for your children is an extremely important decision, and it requires careful consideration of your values and priorities.  Here at Zapolis & Associates, P.C., we understand the gravity of this decision.

What are a guardian's duties?

The state of Illinois sometimes appoints guardians to care for disabled children or adults who cannot care for themselves independently. According to the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, there are a few requirements for becoming a guardian: You must be a United States resident who is at least 18 years old, and you must have a clean record. Some organizations may qualify for guardianship status as well. The court is responsible for determining whether or not you are the best choice for the job. However, the person requiring assistance may express an opinion regarding who the guardian should be, and the court will take those wishes into consideration.

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