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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Self-Help Information

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. Forms for filing for Divorce with no children can be found at

Small Claims


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 Forms.

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.

Expungement Guide

The Illinois Supreme Court 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.