The Illinois Guardianship Association (IGA) welcomes you to our website. The IGA has been in operation since 1998. Our members are composed of state, public, professional, and family guardians. In the early 1990’s, the nation turned to meeting the abuses of guardianship by developing standards of guardianship practice which led to a certification requirement for state and public guardians. At the same time, there was a strong recommendation for professional and fiduciary guardians to do the same. There is no requirement for certification for family guardians.
However, the IGA recognizes the need for family and other non-certified guardians to follow the Standards of Practice and Ethics which the National Guardianship Association (NGA) adopted in 2001. Those standards can be found on our Important Links page.
We have included in the website a Guardian Manual which was developed for family guardians but is very useful for any guardian. Since the courts in Illinois do not have a requirement for any training to become a guardian, the manual is offered as a guide. The inclusion of documents and forms for filing reports to the court is available as well as the ability of downloading certain sections and the entire manual if desired.
We encourage questions and comments. Please go to the Contact Us page and submit your comment or question.