Who can be a guardian under Illinois law?

In order to be qualified to serve as an individual’s guardian under Illinois law, a person must only be over the age of 18, be of sound mind, have no prior convictions for a serious criminal offense, and be considered acceptable by the court. Furthermore, in some circumstances, a public or private agency may also be considered capable of serving as the guardian for an individual, although a person with disabilities cannot have as their guardian any agency that provides them with residential services in order to ensure that a conflict of interest does not occur.