Bill Text: IL HB2825 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Minors Article of the Probate Act of 1975. Deletes language providing that in any proceeding for the appointment of a standby guardian or a guardian, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the minor in the proceeding. Provides instead that in any proceeding for the appointment of a standby guardian or a guardian, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem to testify or submit a written report to the court regarding his or her recommendations in accordance with the best interests of the child.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-04-23 - Referred to Assignments [HB2825 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HB2825-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning civil law.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 10. The Probate Act of 1975 is amended by changing
5Section 11-10.1 as follows:
6 (755 ILCS 5/11-10.1) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 11-10.1)
7 Sec. 11-10.1. Procedure for appointment of a standby
8guardian or a guardian of a minor.
9 (a) Unless excused by the court for good cause shown, it is
10the duty of the petitioner to give notice of the time and place
11of the hearing on the petition, in person or by mail, to the
12minor, if the minor is 14 years, or older, and to the relatives
13and the short-term guardian of the minor whose names and
14addresses are stated in the petition, not less than 7 days
15before the hearing, but failure to give notice to any relative
16is not jurisdictional.
17 (b) In any proceeding for the appointment of a standby
18guardian or a guardian, the court may appoint a guardian ad
19litem to testify or submit a written report to the court
20regarding his or her recommendations in accordance with the
21best interests of the child. The report shall be made
22available to all parties. The guardian ad litem may be called
23as a witness for purposes of cross-examination regarding the

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1guardian ad litem's report or recommendations. The guardian ad
2litem shall investigate the facts of the case and interview
3the child and the parties represent the minor in the
4proceeding.
5(Source: P.A. 98-1082, eff. 1-1-15; 99-207, eff. 7-30-15.)
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