There's a neighbor in need
About 1 in 4 Cook County residents qualify for legal aid today. Studies show that half of those who qualify will have a legal need in a given year. Fewer than half of them will receive help due to lack of resources. Help us change those numbers by taking a case with CVLS and changing the life of one our neighbors in need.
- 03 Contract/Warranties
- 31 Custody/Visitation
- 32 Divorce/Sep./Annul.
- 39 Other Family
- 82 Mental Health
- 90 Chancery
- 94 Torts
- 95 Decedent Estates
- 96 Estate Planning / Advanced Directives
(Simple) CHILD REP. The child in this case is 13 years old. This began as a Petition for Order of Protection (OP) filed by Mother after Father hit the child in the face and broke her glasses. The OP has since expired, the DCFS investigation was concluded as unfounded, and Father’s parenting time is now …
(Intermediate) DIVORCE – PETITIONER. Client seeks divorce from husband. Couple has four children. Client seeks primary decision-making, child support, and spousal support.
(Intermediate) DIVORCE – PETITIONER. Your client is the husband in a 10-year marriage. His wife resides in California with the two minor children. He is not contesting custody and is willing to pay child support. The parties have no shared property or debts.
Intermediate) DIVORCE-PETITIONER. Client seeks divorce from husband after nearly 20-year marriage. Parties share one minor child, no shared assets, joint medical debt related to care necessary for the minor child. Client seeks joint decision-making and child support only.
(Intermediate) Contract Dispute. Client would like to retrieve the money that she supplied as a deposit for a home improvement service contract. Client has successfully gotten the contract terminated, however, the company wants to keep the deposit as a cancellation fee. Client is seeking CVLS’ help in the return of the cancellation fee.
(Intermediate) ALLOCATION OF PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES Client (USMC Veteran) wants assistance with obtaining a formalized allocation of parental responsibilities and time for his six-year old Son that lives with Mother. Client and Mother were never married or in a committed relationship with Mother. Client is not listed on Son’s birth certificate, but parentage was established by …
(Simple) WILL DRAFTING. Client is 63 years old, unmarried, without children, and needs a will to devise condo unit, vehicle, and personal possessions to friends and family.
(Intermediate) ALLOCATION OF PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES. The client is the father of a two-year-old daughter with significant medical issues, including a defective heart and developmental delays. Client currently has possession of the child and wants to pursue majority parenting time. The child’s mother is attending law school in Virginia, and client alleges that she is incapable …
(Simple) DIVORCE – PETITIONER. Client seeks divorce from husband. Couple has two adult children. Client has two minor children with new partner. Parties do not share any assets or debts. Client seeks only divorce from husband.
(Intermediate) TORT DEFENSE. Client is the Defendant in a negligence lawsuit where Plaintiff is seeking $50,000 in damages. Plaintiff was walking with dumbbells in a shopping mall as a form of exercise when she collided into Client from behind and allegedly sustained injuries. She is now suing Client for walking in a distracted manner and …
Client (US Navy Veteran) needs legal assistance in obtaining a formalized parentage arrangement with the Mother of his five-year-old Daughter. Client has already filed a motion to do so but is not able to navigate the legal system on his own. Mother is unwilling to allow Client, who is on Daughter’s birth certificate, to spend …
(Simple) CHILD REP. This case involves acting as Child Representative for a three-year-old girl. The child lives with Mother and has parenting time with Father two afternoons per week. Father is seeking overnight parenting time and extended vacation time. Both parties are pro se. Father is primarily Spanish-speaking.