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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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  • 03 Contract/Warranties
  • 30 Adoption
  • 31 Custody/Visitation
  • 32 Divorce/Sep./Annul.
  • 33 Minor Guardianship / Conservatorship
  • 38 Support
  • 39 Other Family
  • 61 Federally Subsidized Housing
  • 63 Private Landlord/Tenant
  • 82 Mental Health
  • 90 Chancery
  • 94 Torts
  • 95 Decedent Estates
  • 96 Estate Planning / Advanced Directives

Case #21-0158035

(BREACH OF CONTRACT – INTERMEDIATE) Client needs assistance resolving a dispute with a contractor who she hired to renovate the flooring in her basement. Client paid the Adverse Party $7500 during summer 2021 to complete the work and nearly everything has since fallen apart–floorboards are warping, baseboards are cracked, etc. Client made a complaint about …

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Case #21-0158174

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Case #22-0158395

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 …

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Case #22-0158411

(Intermediate) CHILD SUPPORT. PC speaks Spanish, but partner, Oliver, can help translate. PC wants help with responding to AP husband’s Complaint for child support for their minor child. AP filed the Complaint through HFS, but it is unclear whether it has been filed in Court. AP made misrepresentations in the complaint, including that the child …

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Case #22-0158534

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 …

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Case #22-0158557

(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, …

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Case #22-0158586

(Simple) CUSTODY-PETITIONER. Spanish-speaking attorney preferred. PC has minimal English abilities. Please note that his is one of two custody cases for this client. Any interested volunteers, please consider taking both custody cases. PC would like to petition for complete allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time. PC is the mother of the child. Paternity has …

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Case #22-0158587

(Intermediate) CUSTODY-PETITIONER. Spanish-speaking volunteer preferred. PC has minimal English abilities. Please note that his is one of two custody cases for this client. Any interested volunteers, please consider taking both custody cases. PC seeks assistance with petitioning complete allocation of parenting time and responsibilities of their minor child. The child’s father presently resides in Mexico …

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Case #22-0158641

(Simple) SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVIT – Client would like assistance obtaining a Small Estate Affidavit to access his deceased mother’s savings account. Client and his sister are the only heirs and have agreed to split the small sum to help pay their bills. This is a great case for a volunteer looking for experience with direct …

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Case #22-0158743

(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. …

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Case #22-0158753

(Intermediate) DIVORCE-PETITIONER. PC’s primary language is Spanish, but speaks English. speaks English. PC seeks assistance with divorce from husband. The parties married on December 17, 2005 and have been separated since September 3, 2021. The parties separated because AP sexually assaulted their minor child. There was a DCFS investigation of the incident, and an Order …

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Case #22-0158838

(Intermediate) CHILD SUPPORT & PARENTING TIME. PC speaks English. PC seeks assistance in a pending parentage/support case to set permanent child support order and establish a parenting time agreement. PC and AP were never married but lived together over 8 years. The parties have three children together ages 2, 5, and 6. AP is listed …

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