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Petition for Standby Guardian of Minor

STATE OF ILLINOIS )
COUNTY OF COOK ) SS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
COUNTY DEPARTMENT, PROBATE DIVISION

ESTATE OF
A Minor


No.
Docket
Page


PETITION FOR STANDBY GUARDIAN OF MINOR

_______________________________ (name) states under the penalty of perjury:


1. ________________________________ , whose date of birth was _________ ____, 19 ____,

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and whose and whose place of residence of ________________________________________

(county, state), is a minor.



2. The names and addresses of the adult relatives of the minor entitled to notice are set forth on

Exhibit A made a part of this petition.


3. The person having custody of the minor is _______________________________________


___________________________________________________________________________
(name and address)


4. Petitioner seeks the appointment of ____________________________________________

of ________________________________________________________________________
(post office address)

who is ____ years of age, whose occupation is ____________________________________

and who is qualified and who is qualified and willing to act, as standby guardian of the

___________________________________________________________ of the minor.
(estate, person, estate and person)

5.*

a. The mother of the minor is the petitioner.

b. The mother of the minor is deceased.

c. The mother of the minor appears and consents to the appointment of this individual as standby guardian.

d. The whereabouts of the mother of the minor are unknown.

e. Notice has been given to the mother of the minor pursuant to Section 11-10.1 of the Probate Act.

f. The parental rights of the mother have been terminated by court order, a copy of which is attached to and made a part of this petition.

6.*

a. The father of the minor is the petitioner.

b. The father of the minor is deceased.

c. The father of the minor appears and consents to the appointment of this individual as standby guardian.

d. The whereabouts of the father of the minor are unknown.

e. Notice has been given to the father of the minor pursuant to Section 11-10.1 of the Probate Act.

f. The minor's parents were never married and no court order has ever been issued establishing parentage.

g. The parental rights of the mother have been terminated by court order, a copy of which is attached to and made a part of this petition.

7.*A parent of the minor designated this standby guardian in a

a. written instrument dated _______________________ ,

b. will admitted to probate on _________________________ ,

a copy of which is attached to and made a part of this petition.

8.

a. Petitioner is unaware of the appointment of a guardian for the minor or of any juvenile, adoption, parentage, dissolution or guardianship court action concerning the minor or the parents of the minor.

b. The facts concerning any guardian acting for the minor or any juvenile, adoption parentage, dissolution or guardianship court action concerning the minor or the parents of the minor are set forth on Exhibit B made a part of this petition.

9. It is in the best interest of the minor that a standby guardian of the ________________

____________________ of the minor be appointed for the following reasons:
(estate)(person)(estate and person)

____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________


10.

Approximate value of the minor's personal estate: $____________

Approximate value of the minor's real estate: $___________

Amount of the minor's anticipated gross

annual income and other receipts: $___________


Petitioner asks that ___________________________________________________
(name)

be appointed as standby guardian of the __________________________________
________________________ (estate)(person)(estate and person), of the minor.
of the minor.


______________________________________
Petitioner
______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________
Address


______________________________________
Attorney Certification


Strike the statements which are not applicable.

Attorney name:
Attorney for Petitioner
Address:

Telephone:
Attorney Number:




  
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