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755 ILCS 5/11-8.1
(755 ILCS 5/11-8.1)
Petition for standby guardian of minor.
The petition for
appointment of a standby guardian of the person or the estate, or both, of a
minor must state, if known: (a) the name, date of birth, and residence of the
minor; (b) the names and post office addresses of the nearest relatives of the
minor in the following order: (1) the parents, if any; (2) the adult
brothers and sisters, if any; if none, (3) the nearest adult kindred; (4) the short-term guardian, if any; (c) the
name and post office address of the person having custody of the minor; (d) the
name, post office address, and, in case of any individual, the age and
occupation of the proposed standby guardian; (e) the facts concerning the
consent of the minor's parent or parents or the guardian of
the person of the minor
to the appointment of the standby
guardian, or the willingness and ability of the minor's parent or parents, if
or the guardian of the person of the minor
to make and carry out day-to-day child care decisions concerning the
minor; (f) the facts concerning the execution or admission to probate of the
written designation of the standby guardian, if any, a copy of which shall be
attached to or filed with the petition; and (g) the facts concerning any
juvenile, adoption, parentage, dissolution, or guardianship court proceedings
pending concerning the minor or the parents of the minor and whether any
guardian is currently acting for the minor. If a short-term guardian has been appointed by the minor's parent or guardian and subsequently petitions for standby guardianship of the minor, the petition shall state the facts concerning the appointment of the short-term guardian, including: (i) the date of the appointment; (ii) the circumstances surrounding the appointment; (iii) the date the short-term guardian appointment ends; and (iv) the reasons why a standby guardian is also needed for the minor. A copy of the short-term guardianship appointment shall be attached to the petition.
The petition must include facts concerning an administrative separation of the parent or parents including the date of the separation and the known or presumed location of the parent or parents and any documentation related to an administrative separation, including, but not limited to, information contained in the online detainee locator system. Documentation related to an administrative separation shall be attached to the petition as an exhibit.
(Source: P.A. 101-120, eff. 7-23-19.)