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Probate - Guardianship Minor


 Procedures for establishing guardianship of a minor:

  • Person petitioning the court must be at least 18 years of age
  • Forms (petition) for guardianship are provided on this website
  • Can become guardian of the person, estate or both
  • Court dates are scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for attorneys only at 9:00 AM.  Fridays are for pro se litigants at 9:00 AM.

Forms required for filing for Guardianship of a Minor:

Certificate of Attorney
 Petition for Appointment of Guardian for a Minor
 Acceptance and Oath of Office
 Order Appointing Guardian for a Minor
 Affidavit and Order for Service by Publication
 Affidavit of Petitioning Guardian of the Person for a Minor Child
 Appearance and Consent Petition for Appointment/Discharge of Guardianship for Minor
 Order Allowing Petitioner to Obtain Birth/Death Certificate
 Nomination of Guardian for Minor

 Guardian Brochure - designed to inform prospective guardians of the requirements for obtaining and terminating a guardianship

 Overview of Probate HelpDesk Procedure to Obtain Guardianship for a Minor - Procedures to Obtain Guardianship of the Person for a Minor Child Without an Attorney



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Keith Brin, Clerk of the Circuit Court
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Phone: 847.377.3380


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