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Family, Juvenile, Adoption and Name Change

Family and Juvenile

The Family Law Bureau includes many of the Clerk’s Office Divisions:

Self Help Resources

General Family Law Resources - Divorce, Kids and Child Support

Chicago Bar Association

Adoption: Basic adoption procedure, types of adoption, and how to obtain information about adoption - brochure

Illinois Child Support Services

Provides services to custodial and non-custodial parents by establishing paternity and establishing, enforcing and modifying child support obligations to strengthen families emotionally and financially.

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

The state agency dedicated to improving the lives of Illinois families through healthcare coverage and child support services.

Illinois Legal Aid

Illinois Legal Aid video library  videos on a wide range of topics, including:
  • Family Law - Adoptions, child support, custody, divorce, domestic violence, paternity, visitation
Adopting a Child - webpage
Getting Custody of a Child - webpage
Child Support - webpage
Domestic Violence - webpage

Illinois State Bar Association

The ISBA has legal guides covering Family Law including:
  • Adoption
  • Advice to Newlyweds
  • Being a Guardian
  • Getting a Divorce
  • Guide for Parents in Juvenile Neglect Cases
Consumer Legal Guides index

Southern Illinois University School of Law

The Self Help Legal Center includes information on the following areas:
  • Children
  • Child Support/Visitation/Custody
  • Divorce/Separation

Additional Resources

DivorceNet - website
DivorceSource - website
Finding an Attorney - webpage
Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS 750 - Family) - webpage
Search Unclaimed Child Support Checks - Clerk's Office online service
Self Help Resources in and around the Daley Center - webpage

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