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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.

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  • 30 Adoption
  • 31 Custody/Visitation
  • 32 Divorce/Sep./Annul.
  • 38 Support
  • 39 Other Family
  • 63 Private Landlord/Tenant
  • 82 Mental Health
  • 95 Decedent Estates
  • 96 Estate Planning / Advanced Directives

Case #20-0154094

(Intermediate) ALLOCATION OF PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES – RELOCATION. Client would like to relocate to Minnesota with her three minor children by two fathers. The father to the two oldest has not had contact with the children since 2016, and the other father is an alcoholic against whom client has had an Order of Protection (OP).

Case #20-0154213

74 year old client would like to revise her will, healthcare power of attorney, and property power of attorney after the death of her oldest son. Client would like her other children to inherent her small estate. Client would like to change her power of attorney designations from her deceased son to her other children.

Case #20-0154229

(Intermediate) RENTAL HOUSING ISSUE. Client pays rent for an apartment under a lease, which includes access to and use of a shared laundry room. Landlord has restricted client’s access to the laundry room in violation of the lease. Client has also been charged for utilities in common areas, an obligation which is not her responsibility …

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Case #20-0154235

(Intermediate) BREACH OF CONTRACT – DEFENSE: Client is being improperly threatened with a lawsuit by a former landlord and needs assistance in (a) negotiating with the landlord to avoid the filing of a court case and if necessary, (b) mounting a defense. Client moved into an apartment mid-Lease in August 2019 after coming to an …

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Case #20-0154257

(Intermediate) ALLOCATION OF PARENTING TIME / RESPONSIBILITIES. Client (US Navy Veteran) needs CVLS’ assistance in obtaining an order establishing his parentage of ten-year-old Daughter, in addition to setting up a formalized allocation of parental responsibilities arrangement with Mother. Mother has refused to allow Client to see Daughter except in a few minor instances since the …

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Case #20-0154320

(Simple) CHILD REP. This is a Child Representative case in front of Judge Bernstein for a 16-year-old boy. The teenager was recently living with his father when he unsuccessfully attempted self-harm and then ran away to his mother’s home. An Emergency Order of Protection was granted in May 2020, protecting child from Father, on allegations …

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Case #20-0154327

DECEDENT’S ESTATE – INTESTATE (Advanced): Potential Client (US Marine Corps Veteran) and his Sister are the only heirs of the Decedent, who passed away in December 2019. Both PC and Sister live in Decedent’s home, which is a single family home. PC and Sister do not get along, but have somehow managed to cohabitate. Sister …

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Case #20-0154410

(Simple) CHILD REP. This is a Child Representative appointment for three children: ages 3, 11, and 12. The children live with Mother and have parenting time with Father inconsistently. Mother is seeking to modify a 2011 joint parenting agreement that grants Father parenting time with the two oldest children only. She would like to include …

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Case #20-0154424

(Simple) GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULT – PETITIONER. Client seeks representation to petition for guardianship of her uncle who has COVID-19 so she can assist with medical decisions and obtain his possessions from supportive living facility where he was living. Client’s uncle is unresponsive and no family members are expected to object.

Case #20-0154486

(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by sons for co-guardianship of the person only of 78 year old mother with schizophrenia and dementia. Her living situation is unclear but at time petition was filed she was hospitalized in Oak Lawn, IL. Next Court Date 8/11/2020.

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