Adult Guardianship

Guardianship of an adult is when a judge chooses a person to take care of another person who is 18 years old or older who can't make basic life decisions or manage their property or money. 

Adult Guardianship cases are heard in the Probate Division's Adult Guardianship Estates Section.

The Adult Guardianship Estates section comprises five courtrooms that hear all matters involving the administration of disabled adult estates including the following:

  • Petitions for Plenary and Limited Guardianship;
  • Annual Report on Ward; and
  • Inventories and Accountings.

Additional Information

For additional information, including links to important forms and how to connect with the Adult Guardianship Estate courtrooms, click on the tabs below. 


    For inquiries regarding the Probate Division, including the filing of new cases or checking the status of a pending estate, please contact:

    The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
    Richard J. Daley Center, Rm. 1202
    (312) 603-6441


    The Office of the Presiding Judge, Probate Division
    (312) 603-5943

    Courtrooms and Judges

    The five adult guardianship courtrooms are: