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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.
- 31 Custody/Visitation
- 32 Divorce/Sep./Annul.
- 39 Other Family
- 63 Private Landlord/Tenant
- 82 Mental Health
- 94 Torts
- 95 Decedent Estates
(Advanced) DIVORCE-PETITIONER. Spanish-speaking attorney preferred. Client seeks divorce from husband. Two minor children, one with special needs. No joint property. Client has plenary criminal OP against AP.
(Intermediate) DECEDENT’S ESTATE. Client’s brother passed away without a will, leaving a family home to six potential heirs: client and his five siblings. Client lives in the home with his adult son and would like to continue doing so. He has filed, on his own, a petition to probate his brother’s estate, and he would …
ALLOCATION (Intermediate): Client (Spouse of US Army Veteran) needs representation in a parental allocation lawsuit filed by the Father of her six-year old Child. Client and Father have not been romantically involved for several years and had shared parental responsibilities and decision-making for Child with Client having a slight majority of parenting time. In April …
(Intermediate) CHILD SUPPORT AND PARENTING TIME. PC seeks representation in pending child support and parenting time matter. PC would like an agreement regarding a parenting time schedule and child support payment for the parties one minor child (age 3). AP is represented by counsel.
(Security Deposit Return – Intermediate) Client paid over $900 in a security deposit for his rental. He moved out in Oct., 2020 after he bought a home. His lease, plus state and local law require his landlord to give him a written statement about whether any of the security deposit would be withheld and for …
(Intermediate) DIVORCE – PETITIONER. Spanish-speaking attorney preferred. PC seeks divorce from AP and parenting agreement for their 2-year-old daughter. The parties separated on November 5, 2020 at which time AP left the marital residence with the child and went to Ohio without PC’s permission. PC’s primary concern is getting parenting time with is daughter as …
(Simple) DECEDENT’S ESTATE. PC’s mother died intestate leaving as her only asset real estate in Bellwood. PC and her family reside in the home and would like to get title transferred into PC’s name. PC is the decedent’s sole heir. There is no mortgage on the property, and property taxes are current.
(Intermediate) POST-DECREE DIVORCE. Client (U.S. Marine Corps Veteran), who is now retired, was divorced from his ex-wife in 2000. At that time, the parties verbally agreed to divide the martial portion of client’s VA pension. No order regarding division of the pension was ever entered, so client seeks to have such an order drafted and …
(Intermediate) DECEDENT’S ESTATE. Client’s parents both passed away in September 2020 due to COVID-19. They owned a home together as tenants by the entirety. Client seeks to become administrator of his deceased father’s estate to put the home in his brother’s name. Brother cannot be the client as he is barred due to a felony …
(Intermediate) CHILD REP. This is a Child Rep appointment for eight children, ages 10 to 17. The minors all reside with Mother. Father is seeking an increase in parenting time. Father previously had an Order of Protection against Mother. Both parties are pro se. Court dates in this case are being heard remotely via Zoom …
(Intermediate) CHILD REP. The parties have a two-year-old boy who currently resides with Mother in Chicago, IL. Father lives in Houston, TX and is seeking long periods of overnight parenting time. Mother has concerns about Father’s history of domestic violence, substance use, and threats to kidnap the child. Father is represented by counsel, while Mother …
(Intermediate) TORT DEFENSE. Client needs help defending a negligence case filed against him after he rear-ended a car. Client admits the accident was his fault, but it occurred at very low speeds, and Client doubts there was any real damage. No police report was filed. Unfortunately, Client’s insurance lapsed a few days prior to the …