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(755 ILCS 5/11-3)
(from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 11-3)
Who may act as guardian.
(a) A person is
qualified to act
as guardian of the person and as
guardian of the estate if the court finds that the proposed guardian is capable of providing an active and suitable program of guardianship for the minor and that the proposed guardian:
(1) has attained the age of 18 years;
(2) is a resident of the United States;
(3) is not of unsound mind;
(4) is not an adjudged person with a disability as
(5) has not been convicted of a felony, unless the
court finds appointment of the person convicted of a felony to be in the minor's best interests, and as part of the best interest determination, the court has considered the nature of the offense, the date of offense, and the evidence of the proposed guardian's rehabilitation. No person shall be appointed who has been convicted of a felony involving harm or threat to a child, including a felony sexual offense.
One person may be appointed guardian of the
person and another person appointed guardian of the estate.
(b) The Department of Human Services
or the Department of Children and Family Services may with the approval
of the court designate one of its employees to serve without fees as
guardian of the estate of a minor patient in a State mental hospital or
a resident in a State institution when the value of the personal estate
does not exceed $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)