Absent Father wins Guardianship Appeal

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The Illinois Supreme Court recently agreed with he Illinois Appellate Court that a default order issued against a father who was never served with a petition to terminate his parental rights in a neglect proceeding should be set aside.  The Court found that substantial justice required setting aside the default.  The Court also commented that the trial court was mistaken when it said that Ralph was no longer a party and acted improperly in ordering him from the courtroom.