The Probate Division Minor Estates section comprises two courtrooms. Petitions for Guardianship of the Person only are heard in Courtroom 1806, while Petitions for Guardianship of both the Person and Estate are heard in Courtroom 1810.
Any individual attempting to obtain guardianship of a minor is required to file a petition and a birth certificate of the minor. He or she must also consent to have a background check completed.
To access forms routinely used in the administration of minor's estates, click on the links below, or go to Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County website in order to download ALL PROBATE FORMS.
Probate Division Cover Sheet
Petition for Guardian of Minor
Order Appointing Guardian of Minor
Oath and Bond of Representative – No Surety
Notice of Motion
Proposed Appointed Guardian Checklist (Background Check)
Order Allowing Petitioner to Obtain Minor’s Birth Certificate
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