Guardianship for Minors

In the event a person under the legal age of eighteen (i.e., a minor) needs someone to have legal custody of the minor or to control the minor’s assets, or both, it may be necessary to establish a guardianship.

When a minor receives funds from the passing of a loved one, an injury settlement, or a verdict, a guardianship of the estate should be established, which is usually required by Illinois Law.

The first step in the process is to speak with a lawyer about the guardianship process, including the requirements under Illinois Law for establishing a guardianship and the process of petitioning the court.

Caring for someone until they can care for themselves. We represent parties in guardianship proceedings. Trust us to handle all steps; from the preparation and submission of the petition for guardianship before the Clerk of Court, to the final court order closing the estate.

If there is someone in your life you believe may be in a situation which would require a minor guardianship, call Ruben M. Garcia & Associates at (847) 728-0808.

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