Elder Law and Miscelleanous Remedies Division

The Elder Law and Miscellaneous (ELMR)Division hears matters that involve litigants age 60 and older pertaining to the Adult Protective Service Act; the Illinois Power of Attorney Act; Domestic Violence offenses and certain criminal offenses in which the victim is age 60 or older.


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Actions relating to the Adult Protective Services Act (30 ILCS 20/1 et seq.)
  • Petition for Access/Assessment
  • Petition to Freeze Assets
  • Emergency petition for Ex Parte Order Where Eligible Adult Aged 60 or Older Lacks Capacity to Consent
  • Petition for Relief
Actions Relating to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act (755 ILCS 45/1-1 et seq.)
  • Petition to Construe or Review Power of Attorney
  • Petition for Access to Records
  • Petition for Relief

Q: Who is eligible to file in the Elder Law division?
A: The Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies (ELMR) Division hears matters that involve litigants age 60 and older pertaining to the Adult Protective Services Act; the Illinois Power of Attorney Act; Domestic Violence offenses and certain criminal offenses in which the victim is age 60 or older. ELMR judges and courtroom staff are trained to be sensitive to the vulnerability of elderly litigants to identify underlying issues and concerns.


Q: What type of cases are heard in the ELMR division?
A: The Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division hears the following actions and proceedings involving elderly persons, as defined by the rules of this court and relevant statutes:
1) cases arising under the Adult Protective Services Act, 320 ILCS 20/1, et seq.;
2) cases arising under the Illinois Power of Attorney Act, 755 ILCS 45/1‑1, et seq.;


Q: Is ELMR case information available on the electronic docket and Clerk’s Office website?
A: ELMR Division electronic case docket information has its own designation and can be viewed on Digital Access Terminals in the Clerk’s Office.


Q: Who is the Presiding Judge of Elder Law?
A: Honorable Patricia Banks is the Presiding Judge of Elder Law & Miscellaneous Remedies Division.


Q: Are there any filing fees associated with Elder case(s)?
A: The fees for New Elder Law Cases are listed below:

Services $0.00
Petition to Construe or Review A Power of Attorney $337.00
Foreign Transcript $337.00
Foreign Judgement $352.48
Administrative Review $276.00


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