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
to Court on Your Own Video presentation from Illinois Legal Aid on how to
represent yourself effectively before the court.
Family Law (Divorce,
Child Support, Custody)
Forms for filing for Divorce, Requesting and
Modifying Child Support and Visitation, and Modifying Child Custody can be
found at the Self-Help Center at Southern Illinois
University and 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 child support. 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
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
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,