How to end a guardianship?

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How to end a guardianship?

I’m 17 and turning 18 in 4 months. I currently live with my chronic depressed, mental guardian that is trying to get disability for being legally insane. She is very mentally and emotionally abusive and I’m very afraid that this might escalate into physical abuse soon. I have an aunt that is willing to take me in. My guardian wants to commit suicide and has been put in the hospital before for trying to kill herself. There are unregistered guns in the house hold and I wanted to know, legally, how can I get out of this house before I’m 18?

Asked on August 4, 2012 under Family Law, Illinois

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you no longer wish to reside with your legal guardian because of the issues at home that you have written about, you need to have your aunt that is willing to take you in file a peitition with the court to change the legal guardianship as to you with the court.

Since ytou are essentially an adult, if conditions where you are living are so bad, you should immediately make the move to your aunt's home. Your aunt should consult with a family law attorney to get the petition for the change of the legal guardianship under way.


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