Chicago, IL asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Illinois

Q: I have a question about emancipation.If I was a ward of the state of WI but am a IL citizen, which court do I go to?

Both my parents passed away, I was a ward of the state of WI however my aunt became my legal guardian And I am now a IL resident. I'm 17 and I'm not sure where to go to court for emancipation. Would it be WI because I was a ward of the state there? Or IL because my legal guardian and I live here and are both residents?

2 Lawyer Answers
Dennis Delman
Dennis Delman
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Skokie, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Wisconsin

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If you are a ward of the state, the state is your legal guardian. So your question makes no sense. if u live with a legal guardian, u r no longer a ward of the state.

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