The Domestic Relations Division is established pursuant to General Order 1.2, 2.1 (c) of the General Orders of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Cases heard in the Domestic Relations Division seek an order or judgment related to the following: dissolution of marriage/civil union, declaration of invalidity of marriage/civil union, legal separation, parentage, child support, maintenance, allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as custody and visitation) and/or orders of protection where there is a pending dissolution or parentage matter. Such proceedings also include all post-judgment matters relating thereto and all other matters that may be brought in the Domestic Relations Division as provided in the General Orders promulgated by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The Domestic Relations Division does not hear adoption or guardianship cases. Adoption cases are heard by the County Division and guardianship cases are heard by the Probate Division.
The Domestic Relations Division is located in Room 802 of the Richard J Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.
Domestic Relations Division Case Files
Domestic Relations case files generally include the following: petitions, summons, motions, responses, pleadings, court orders and judgments.