These sites are appropriate for users who are not working with an attorney. We have collected information for general Family law issues, Small Claims, Guardianship, Landlord/Tenant, Expungement and Lawyer Referral.
Going to Court
Going to Court on Your Own Video presentation from Illinois Legal Aid on how to represent yourself effectively before the court.
Family Law (Divorce, Parental Responsibilities, Parenting Time)
Forms for filing for Divorce, Requesting and Modifying Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time can be found at Illinois Legal Aid Online.
DuPage County residents who wish to represent themselves may want to take advantage of Night Court, a program designed to assist people who are enforcing judgments from their divorce or modifying parental responsibilities. There are special Forms available from the Clerk of Court for this purpose.
Small Claims Court
Guardianship forms are available from the Clerk of Court. Additional information about how to fill out the forms is available from Illinois Legal Aid Online.
Renting and Landlord/Tenant Issues
Many tenant problems are addressed by Prairie State Legal Services Renter's Handbook. Landlord and tenant concerns are also addressed at Southern Illinois University's Self-Help Center, and by articles at Illinois Legal Aid Online.
The Office of the Appellate Defender has created packets for expungement. They have a complete forms guide with information about expungement and/or sealing records.
Lawyer Referral Information
If your problem is not adequately addressed by this information, you may want to consult an attorney. Attorney referrals are provided by the DuPage Bar Association, 630-653-9109; DuPage County Legal Aid, 630-653-6212; and Prairie State Legal Services, 630-690-2130.