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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
(Simple) ADULT GUARDIANSHIP – PETITIONER. Spanish-speaking attorney preferred. PC seeks guardianship of adult son. Son is 19-years old with a fine motor disability and epilepsy. CCP-211 dated 3/1/2021 supports need for guardianship. PC does not expect anyone to object and has no felony convictions.
(Intermediate) PARENTAGE. PC seeks parentage and parenting time order for 10-year-old child. Child’s father has been in and out of child’s life and tries to intimidate PC and child. PC has cared for the child on her own for 10 years and is not concerned with child support but seeks the protection of an established …
(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by sister for guardianship of the person only of 69 year old brother who has suffered brain damage and partial paralysis. He resides with his mother on the south side of Chicago. Petitioner says there is an active APS investigation regarding financial exploitation. Next Court …
(Simple) DIVORCE – PETITIONER. Polish-speaking attorney preferred. PC seeks divorce from husband. The parties have been separated and have had no contact since 2003. PC does not know where AP is living. PC has worked for a long time to obtain US Citizenship and seeks a divorce as a way to move on from her …
(Simple) SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVIT. Client’s father passed away in 2019, leaving behind an estimated $10,000 life insurance policy. The beneficiary was client’s mother who predeceased the father. Client stands to inherit the proceeds with her three brothers but needs an attorney to draft the appropriate paperwork to release the funds.
(Intermediate) CHILD REP. This is a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) appointment for a two-year-old boy and four-year-old girl. The children reside with Mother and have parenting time with Father for about six hours per week. Father is seeking an increase in parenting time, but Mother is hesitant about moving too fast. Both parties are represented …
(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Petition filed with counsel by IL Dept. of Children and Family Services, seeking Office of the State Guardian’s appointment as guardian of the person only. However, family members have recently come forward who need to be assessed. The 22 year old Respondent has moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities and …
(Simple) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by parents for co-guardianship of the person and estate of 18 year old son with autism and intellectual disability. However, an estate guardian is likely not needed. They all reside together in Wilmette, IL. Next Court Date 5/7/2021.
(Simple) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Petition filed with counsel by aunt for guardianship of the person only of 18 year old nephew with multiple conditions including muscular dystrophy and autism. They reside together on the west side of Chicago. Next Court Date 5/25/2021.
(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Petition filed with counsel by sister for guardianship of the person and estate of 63 year old sister with developmental delay. Respondent resides with her parents on the south side of Chicago. An estate guardian may not be needed. Next Court Date 6/1/2021.
(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by ex-wife for guardianship of the person of ex-spouse with dementia, who resides in a nursing home in Cicero, IL. Next Court Date 5/5/2021.