A person can become a guardian if they are at least 18 years of age, a resident of the U.S., mentally competent, not a disabled person as defined in the Probate Act, and not been convicted of a felony. The court determines whether a person, who would be capable of acting as a guardian, may be appointed by the court as the guardian of the minor or the guardian of a disabled person. If a minor is 14 years of age or older, the minor may nominate his/her guardian. One person may be appointed as both the guardian of the estate and the guardian of the person of a minor or of a disabled person. Alternatively, two or more persons may be appointed guardians of the estate and guardians of the person of the same ward.
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