If my name is mispelled on guardianship papers, are they still valid?

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If my name is mispelled on guardianship papers, are they still valid?

I ask because my mother has guardianship with me for my son and is now trying to stop me from seeing him unless I do things she asks.

Asked on December 19, 2012 under Family Law, Illinois

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country if one's name is mispelled on a legal document where it is clear who the person is based upon the wording of the document despite the spelling error, the document is still a legal and binding instrument.


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