My question involves guardianship in the State of: Illinois.
Hello. I'm interested in gaining custody of my younger sister from our mother. The woman was physically, emotionally, and verbally abusive to me growing up, and I found out that she is emotionally and verbally to my younger sister, who is 16. I want to become her legal guardian. Can I just pick her up and let her stay at my place, or do I have to file any paperwork or go through the courts? Any information on what I need to do would be helpful.
I would call DCFS, except I know my sister and that if I did, she would deny it when a social worker came to investigate. She won't admit what's happening to anyone, even our father(parents are divorced). She'll only tell me what's going on, and she's starting to become seriously depressed and lacking self confidence. Is there anything else I can do? Thank you very much for your help.