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.
Subsidized guardianship: A third ground for permanent placement
, December 2004
May a trial court enter a permanency goal of subsidized guardianship and close the juvenile court case, thereby continuing the guardianship indefinitely and preventing further work of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services toward reunification with the parents?
A short course on guardianship appointment and service
, March 2004
Editors' Note: This article is the second in what is hoped to be a series of articles written by government lawyers with expertise in an area of law in which family and friends often pose questions.