My question involves a person located in the state of: IL
Can a 29 year old woman who has not been diagnosed as mentally ill but has a slight vision problem be considered her own guardian? The woman is engaged and pregnant, against the wishes of her mother. The woman's mother claims to be her guardian even though her and her mother have never went to court since she has turned 18. The woman is nearsighted but can get around her neighborhood, the city and surrounding suburbs with her fiancÚ.
The woman's mother claims that the woman is a threat to her own as well as other's safety because the woman invited the man who later became her fiancÚ over to her house without the mother's permission. The woman's mother also claims that she, the mother, is the "legal guardian" (her mother's words not her own) even though the mother and daughter never went to court when the woman turned 18 to have the mother appointed as guardian by a judge.
Last year the woman's mother forced her to get an abortion from a previous relationship despite the woman crying and telling her mother that abortion is murder and it was wrong then and is wrong now. The woman's mother told her last year that the reason behind the abortion was because their family has a curse of the women having babies before marriage and she didn't want her daughter to go through the same fate. The woman's mother also told her that if she went against her and had the baby the government would take tthe baby away. The woman wants to be a wife and a mom. The fiancÚ wants to be a dad and husband as well.
What can the woman do to fight this and tell the court that she can make her own decisions and she doesn't need her mother to be her "legal guardian" anymore? The woman wants to be in control of her own lilife. If a guardian must be appointed then the woman would be must comfortable with it being her fiancÚ.