In Illinois, when an adult is found by a court to be incompetent to manage his or her own affairs, a legal guardian is appointed to do so. The person who has been declared incompetent is referred to as a "ward," and the guardian's legal duty is to act in the ward's best interest. So what should happen when a guardian determines it would be in the ward's best interest to get a divorce? Would a guardian have the right to file for divorce on behalf of the ward?
That's right -- social scientists have put the nagging problem right on the table. While there are many reasons people may choose to divorce, and all of them are individual, psychologists and couples counselors have cited "nagging," or repeated requests for and reminders to do certain things, as a major reason relationships end.