Guardianship of Child in Illinois FAQ

In certain cases, a minor will need to live with someone other than their parents as a legal guardian. Many of the duties of a legal parent are assumed by a legal guardian, including basic necessities including food and shelter. The following are some often asked questions about minor children’s guardianship. Read the full article here:

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This video discusses Guardianship of Child FAQ’s, including: What is a guardian, and who is a guardian?, What are the differences between guardianships and adoptions?, What happens when a minor’s guardianship ends?, What does it mean to be a “guardian ad litem”?, Should I become a guardian if I live with a child who is not my own?, Is there any reason why I shouldn’t be a guardian?, and Would I ever need to become my child’s guardian if I’m already a parent?

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