Section Newsletter Articles on Guardianships
The defacto parent: Legal guardianship without court order or common law parents
, June 2007
The appellate court for the 4th district of Illinois has recently ruled that a person who voluntarily adopts the role of a parent stands in loco parentis and therefore is responsible for that child’s medical bills and has a right of action to collect those bills from a tortfeasor, pursuant to the Family Expense Act, even though that person is not the legal guardian.
Desperate Housewives Chicago style
Women and the Law
, September 2005
Now that Annie has convinced Roy to move in with her, what will happen with her plan to get guardianship of her orphaned niece?
Removal of a guardian
Trusts and Estates
, August 2005
As the median age of our population increases, it is likely that the number of guardianships will also increase.