101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
750 ILCS 5/506
from Ch. 40, par. 506
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides
that, in a case involving dissolution of marriage, declaration of
invalidity of marriage, allocation of parental responsibilities, or
domestic violence, the court shall only appoint a guardian ad litem if the
guardian ad litem has completed 20 hours of classroom training and 20 hours
of training by a domestic abuse advocate to become a guardian ad litem.
Provides that a statewide organization advocating for survivors of domestic
violence shall offer the training to become a guardian ad litem.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of
Marriage Act is amended by changing Section 506 as follows:
(750 ILCS 5/506)
(from Ch. 40, par. 506)
Representation of child.
(a) Duties. In any proceedings involving the support,
visitation, allocation of parental responsibilities,
education, parentage, property interest, or general welfare of
minor or dependent child, the court may, on its own motion or
that of any
an attorney to serve in one of the
following capacities to address the issues the court
(1) Attorney. The attorney shall provide independent
legal counsel for the child and shall owe the same duties
of undivided loyalty, confidentiality, and competent
representation as are due an adult client.
(2) Guardian ad litem. The guardian ad litem shall
testify or submit a written report to the court regarding
his or her recommendations in accordance with the best
interest of the child. The report shall be made available
to all parties. The guardian ad litem may be called as a