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TitleFile TypeFile SizeDescription
Acceptance and Oath of Officepdf(170KB)Form used in disabled and deceased estates when an individual becomes guardian or executor of the person and/or estate.
Acceptance of Officepdf(79KB)Form used in deceased estates in which a bank accepts responsibility as executor of the estate. 
Affidavit and Order for Service by Publicationpdf(238KB)Form used in minor guardianship proceedings.  Must be completed by petitioner when the parent or guardian cannot be found after a diligent search.
Affidavit of Heirship - Surviving Spouse Civil Union Partner and or Descendantspdf(267KB)Form used in deceased estates which determines the heirship of the decedent dying with a surviving spouse/civil union partner.
Affidavit of Heirship No Surviving Spouse Civil Union Partner or Descendantspdf(257KB)Form used in deceased estates which determines the heirship of the decedent dying without a surviving spouse/civil union partner.
Affidavit of Petitioning Guardian of the Guardian of the Person for a Minor Childpdf(109KB)Form used in guardianship proceedings which allows a criminal background review of the petitioner by DCFS.
Annual Report on Wardpdf(96KB)Form used in disabled proceedings by which the guardian provides information to the court regarding the disabled person's condition each year.
Appearancepdf(82KB)Form used to indicate legal representation of a party or parties in a case.
Appearance and Consent Petition for Appointment/Discharge of Guardianship for Minorpdf(29KB)Form used in minor guardianship proceedings.  To be completed by the consenting party when  guardianship is awarded.
Blank Orderpdf(25KB)Form used to draft orders that will be presented to the judge in court.
Case Management Order Probatepdf(138KB)Multipurpose Order to set hearings and record attendance for probate matters.
Certificate of Attorney Civilpdf(261KB)
Certificate of Depositorypdf(25KB)Form used in minor's estate to show where money has been deposited and that the account is restricted.
Change of Addresspdf(159KB)Form used to notify Circuit Clerk of address change.
Claim Against Estatepdf(171KB)Form used in deceased estate by creditors to attempt to recover money owed
Claim Noticepdf(73KB)Form used in deceased estates to publish in newspapers.
Declination of Officepdf(40KB)Form used in deceased estate in which the appointed representative declines to act as a representative
Final Report of Independent Representativepdf(92KB)Form used in deceased estate.  Final Report done before the closing of an estate.
Guardian Brochurepdf(102KB)This booklet is designed to inform prospective guardians of the requirements for obtaining and terminating a guardianship.
Guardianship of Minors Information Packetpdf(196KB)Information on becoming the guardian of a minor.
Mediator's Status Reportpdf(152KB)Report to the Court from Mediator of the status of Mediation.
Motionpdf(34KB)Blank Motion Form
Nomination of Guardian for Minorpdf(16KB)Form used in guardianship proceedings.  This form is needed when the minor is over 14 years of age.
Notice of Confidential or Personal Identity Informationpdf(92KB)
Notice of Filing of Request for Extended Media Coverage (Attorney)pdf(50KB)
Notice of Filing of Request for Extended Media Coverage (Attorney) (Spanish)pdf(182KB)
Notice of Motionpdf(34KB)Form used to notify the court of a motion being filed.
Notice to Guardians of Disabled Adultspdf(86KB)Expectations for a guardian of a disabled person.
Oath of Office and Bondpdf(137KB)Oath of Representative of the Estate that they will perform their duties and bond secured by surety company, if necessary.
Objection of Party to Extended Media Coveragepdf(15KB)
Objection of Party to Extended Media Coverage of Testimony (Spanish)pdf(17KB)
Objection of Witness to Extended Media Coverage (Spanish)pdf(91KB)
Objection of Witness to Extended Meida Coveragepdf(15KB)
Order Allowing Compensation for Guardian Ad Litempdf(67KB)Form used in disabled or minor proceedings which allows for compensation for the Guardian Ad Litem.
Order Allowing Petitioner to Obtain Birth Death Certificatepdf(98KB)Form used in minor's estate case where petitioner is allowed to obtain a birth certificate or death certificate.
Order Allowing Withdrawal of Fundspdf(40KB)Form used in minor's estate which allows the minor to withdraw money.
Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem for Alleged Disabled Personpdf(150KB)Form used in disabled proceedings when a guardian ad litem is appointed.
Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem for Minorspdf(57KB)Form used in guardianship proceedings which appoints a guardian ad litem for the minor.
Order Appointing Guardian for Minorpdf(42KB)Form used in guardianship proceedings to appoint a guardian for a minor
Order Appointing Plenary Guardian for a Disabled Personpdf(146KB)Form used in disabler person proceedings which appoints a guardian for the disabled person.
Order Appointing Representative of Decedent's Estatepdf(157KB)Form used in deceased estates which appoints the representative of the estate
Order Appointing Temporary Guardian for Disabled Personpdf(65KB)Form used in disabled proceedings which appoints a temporary guardian for the disabled person.
Order Authorizing Settlement of Personal Injury Claim of a Minorpdf(100KB)Form used in guardianship proceedings in which there was a personal injury to the minor, but no lawsuit was filed.
Order Declaring Heirshippdf(103KB)Form used in deceased estates which appoints the representative of the estate.
Order Finding a Mentally Disabled Personpdf(180KB)
Order of Dischargepdf(59KB)Form used in deceased estate which closes the estate.
Order of Referral to Court Annexed Probate Mediationpdf(165KB)Form used to send a probate case to mediation.
Order on Request for Extended Media Coveragepdf(43KB)
Order on Request for Extended Media Coverage (Spanish)pdf(44KB)
Order to Discharge Guardian Minors Estatepdf(22KB)Form used in guardianship proceedings which discharges the guardian from the minors estate.
Order Vacating Guardianshippdf(21KB)Form used in guardianship proceedings when an order for  guardianship is going to be vacated
Order Waiving Presencepdf(41KB)Form used in alleged disabled person proceedings which waives the appearance of the alleged disable person in court.
Overview of Probate HelpDesk Procedure to Obtain Guardianship for a Minorpdf(100KB)Procedures to Obtain Guardianship of the Person <br>for a Minor Child Without an Attorney.
Petition and Order to Sue or Defend as an Indigent Personpdf(96KB)Petition and Order used to sue or defend without payment of fees, costs or charges.
Petition for Appointment of Guardian for a Minorpdf(82KB)Form used to petition the court for guardianship of a minor.
Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Disabled Personpdf(138KB)Form used in disabled person proceedings in which a person petitions the court for guardianship of a disabled person.
Petition for Appointment of Temporary Guardian for Disabled Personpdf(148KB)Form used in disabled proceedings which appoints a temporary guardian for the disabled.
Petition for Leave to Settle Cause of Action for a Minor Plaintiffpdf(157KB)Form used in guardianship proceedings outlining requests to settle cause of action in minor&#39;s estate.
Petition for Probate and for Letterspdf(237KB)Form used in deceased estates to request the appointment of an executor, administrator with the will annexed or administrator.
Petition for Withdrawal of Fundspdf(83KB)Form used in minor estate to petition the court to withdraw minor&#39;s money.
Petition to Discharge Guardian - Minor's Estatepdf(27KB)Form used in minor&#39;s estate where the petitioner request to be discharged as guardian
Probate Court Brochurepdf(114KB)Informational brochure about Probate Court in Lake County, Illinois.
Receipt Consent and Waiver on Closing of Decedent's Estatepdf(120KB)Form used in deceased estate indicating receipt of one&#39;s distributive share, consent to the closing of the estate and allowing attorney or representative fees.
Renunciation of Willpdf(36KB)Form used in probate proceedings when the spouse has been disinherited but would like to renounce the Will in order to obtain a portion of the estate.
Report (Medical)pdf(133KB)Form used in alleged disabled person proceedings which is to be completed by a medical doctor.
Request for Extended Media Coveragepdf(52KB)
Request for Extended Media Coverage (Spanish)pdf(47KB)
Small Estate Affidavitpdf(51KB)Form used in deceased estate in place of probate to obtain title changes, admission to bank, etc.
Statement of Guardian Ad Litem to Respondentpdf(43KB)Form used in alleged disabled person proceedings from the guardian ad litem to the alleged disabled person.
Statement of Right to Discharge Guardianpdf(15KB)Form used in guardianship proceedings
Summons for Appointment for Guardian of Disabled Person and Notice of Rightspdf(191KB)Form used in alleged disabled person proceedings which is served on the alleged disabled person notifying them of the court proceedings.
Waiver of Notice Appearance for Letters of Office and Consentpdf(100KB)Form used in deceased estate indicating the receipt of the petition for probate and for letters, appearing of record in case and consent to the appointment of the representative.

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Keith Brin, Clerk of the Circuit Court
18 N. County St.
Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone: 847.377.3380

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CircuitClerk@lakecountyil.gov

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Monday through Friday
8:30 - 5:00