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.
- 01 Bankruptcy/Debtor Relief
- 03 Contract/Warranties
- 31 Custody/Visitation
- 32 Divorce/Sep./Annul.
- 33 Minor Guardianship / Conservatorship
- 36 Paternity
- 39 Other Family
- 61 Federally Subsidized Housing
- 63 Private Landlord/Tenant
- 82 Mental Health
- 90 Chancery
- 94 Torts
- 96 Estate Planning / Advanced Directives
(Advanced) MODIFICATION OF PARENTING JUDGMENT. Spanish-speaking attorney preferred. PC is Spanish-speaking. PC seeks to modify a parenting judgment. PC is divorced and has a 6-year-old child. Pc shares parenting time and decision-making responsibilities with his ex. The child resides with AP a majority of the time. In March, AP left the child unsupervised, which led …
(Intermediate) DIVORCE-RESPONDENT and CHILD SUPPORT – PC is Spanish-speaking. PC seeks assistance in responding to Divorce and filing for maintenance and child support for two daughters, ages 14 and 13. PC originally filed for child support and A/P responded by filing for divorce. PC believes AP will contest custody, parenting, and will not agree to …
CVLS is directly appointed by the Circuit Court of Cook County as Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for children in contested guardianship cases. Your client is a child who’s non-parent relative has filed a Petition for Guardianship. The petitioner alleges that the mother and father are unable to care for the minor during this time. At …
(Intermediate) DIVORCE – PETITIONER. Spanish-speaking volunteer preferred. PC seeks assistance with filing a divorce. The parties were married in 2005 and separated in 2021, due to a domestic violence incident. The parties own their home and have one minor child, who is 15. PC has an Order of Protection against AP valid until January 25, …
(Intermediate)DIVORCE-PETITIONER. Spanish-speaking volunteer preferred. PC seeks assistance with divorce. The parties were married in 1996 and have been separated since 2013. The parties separated because AP is aggressive and abusive towards PC and their children. However, the parties continue to reside in the same residence. The parties have 4 children of which 2 are minors. …
(Intermediate) WILLS/TRUSTS – Client would like help updating her will to more accurately reflect her wishes. The document will be fairly detailed and may involve the creation of a simple trust. The client will also need updated powers of attorneys for both healthcare and property. This is a great case for a volunteer looking for …
(Advanced) CONTRACT DISPUTE. Client is Spanish-speaking. Client purchased a used vehicle under warranty that broke down shortly after purchase. Dealership agreed to repair the vehicle but has still not done so and refuses to turn over the vehicle to Client. Client needs attorney to represent him in resolving this issue.
(Intermediate – Citation to Discover Assets) Client needs representation in filing a Citation to Discover Assets for a small judgment that she was awarded on an eviction case. She was represented previously by CVLS for the judgment but that volunteer can’t continue with the citation.
INTERMEDIATE Replevin/Fraud. Client owns a classic 1958 Buick Special. In June 2020, client took the car to an auto shop for repairs and refurbishment. Client’s work order required her to pay $4,000 upfront and $4,000 upon completion. The work order also indicated work would be completed by August 30, 2020. It is now August 2022, …
(Simple). DIVORCE-PETITIONER. PC is Spanish-speaking only, but her adult brother can help translate. PC seeks help with filing for divorce. The parties were married on July 4, 2008 in Guanajuato, Mexico. The parties separated on October 3, 2021 in Chicago, IL. The parties have two minor children who live with PC. The parties do not …
(INTERMEDIATE) Divorce-Petitioner. PC is Spanish-speaking, but her partner can translate. PC seeks legal representation in a divorce case. PC is the petitioner; she filed the divorce case in 2020. The parties were married on December 10, 2011 and separated on July 22, 2020. The parties have three children, two of which are minors. The minors …
(SIMPLE). Uncontested Divorce. PC is Spanish-speaking only but her adult son, Kevin, can help translate. PC seeks help with filing for divorce from her husband (AP). The parties were married on February 19, 2005 in Chicago, IL. They separated in January of 2016. Three children were born to the parties prior to their marriage. All …