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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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  • 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
  • 94 Torts
  • 95 Decedent Estates
  • 96 Estate Planning / Advanced Directives

Case #23-0163962

(Intermediate) ESTATE PLANNING. The prospective client (pc) is seeking legal assistance to draft a will. Pc is married but separated. PC has never done a will before. PC wants to make sure her adopted son with a disability is cared for after her death. She also wants to devise her estate to a close friend …

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Case #23-0164060

(Simple). DIVORCE. Spanish-speaking attorney preferred. PC seeks help with a divorce matter she filed in Cook County in 2023. PC and AP were married in 2004 and separated in 2008. One child was born to the parties during their marriage. The parties do not have joint debts and all marital property has been split between …

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Case #23-0164208

(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by a non-relative/friend for guardianship of the person only of 92 year old friend with dementia. She resides in a nursing home in Chicago Heights, IL. Petitioner lives in Ohio. Next Court Date 1/11/2024.

Case #23-0164263

(Advanced) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, POST-ADJUDICATION. Appointed GAL on the Court’s own motion to investigate allegations of abuse. Adult Protective Services sent a letter to the Judge that guardian has been substantiated as an abuser for confinement and wilful deprivation. The 39 year old Ward had schizoaffective disorder and her aunt was appointed guardian last year. …

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Case #23-0164331

(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by sister for guardianship of the person and estate of 65 year old sister who is in a coma. She is in a nursing home in Des Plaines, IL. It is unclear whether a guardian of the estate will be needed. Next Court Date 1/16/2024.

Case #23-0164339

(Advanced) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, POST-ADJUDICATION. Post-Adjudication GAL appointment to investigate allegations of neglect made by Adult Protective Services. Guardian has been substantiated for willful deprivation, due to failure to meet the Ward’s medical needs. The Ward resides with the Guardian on the northwest side of Chicago. Next Court Date 1/11/2024 at 10AM.

Case #23-0164402

(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by uncle for guardianship of the person only of 47 year old niece with bipolar disorder. She is currently living in a homeless shelter on the west side of Chicago. Next Court Date 1/15/2024.

Case #23-0164412

(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by mother and stepfather for guardianship of the person only of 21 year old son with bipolar disorder. They reside together on the west side of Chicago. Next Court Date 11/28/2023.

Case #23-0164430

(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by mother for guardianship of the person and estate of 36 year old son with an unspecified mental illness. He is currently in Cook County Jail, prior to this he was in a nursing home on the north side of Chicago. Next Court Date 12/1/2023.

Case #23-0164434

(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by daughter for guardianship of the person only of 63 year old mother on life support. She is hospitalized on the west side of Chicago. Next Court Date 11/14/2023.

Case #23-0164467

(Intermediate) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, INITIAL PETITION. Pro Se petition filed by spouse for guardianship of the person only of 43 year old spouse with schizophrenia. It is unclear whether this case should be in Cook or Will County. Petition lists both a residential address in Will County with Petitioner (in University Park) and Respondent’s current …

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Case #23-0164509

(Advanced) ADULT GAL APPOINTMENT, POST ADJUDICATION. . Post-Adjudication GAL appointment to investigate financial exploitation concerns raised by the Ward’s nursing home in Forest Park, IL. Counsel for the nursing home sent a letter to the Judge raising multiple concerns including the guardian requesting distributions from the Ward’s funds, never visiting the Ward, and never filing …

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