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Divorce, Child Support, and Maintenance

The following forms have been approved for use by the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and are required to be accepted in all Illinois courts. The forms are ADA accessible, and you can handwrite or type into the PDF form.

 IMPORTANT: You will need Adobe Acrobat or free Adobe Reader XI or higher in order to save completed forms. 

 You MUST first SAVE/DOWNLOAD each form as a PDF to your computer before you begin. If you fill out a form within your browser not using the downloaded copy, you will lose your progress.

E-filing: If you are e-filing any of these forms, you will need to "flatten" the form so it cannot be changed after you complete it. You flatten the form in one of two ways:

  1. If you used Adobe Acrobat or Reader to complete your downloaded form, go to the "File" menu at the top, select "print", and choose "Adobe PDF" from the printer dropdown menu. You will be told to save the form. Use this "flattened" form to e-file.
  2. If you did not use Adobe Acrobat or Reader (recommended), Your computer should designate file associated software that will allow you to fill in fillable fields within the forms. You will need to ensure that your files are flattened before e-filing. You will need to look for “Save as PDF” option. Depending on the software you use, this may be found in the print dialog box under your “Print” menu option.
  3. Before e-filing any "flattened" form, be sure to open the file making sure it is not blank, missing any filled in content, and looks correct overall.

Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Divorce With Children)

Parenting Plan

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a  guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic and then the program will complete the forms for you. It is free to use.

Form Title Notes
Parenting Plan Approved
04/2018
Additional Minor Children Approved
12/2019
Additional Parenting Time Approved
12/2019

Child Support and Maintenance

Information about Changing Child Support Payments

If you want to change the amount of child support that has been ordered, you will need to file a motion asking the judge to do that. You can use the Motion forms. You will need to state on the Motion the reason the support should be changed. The form can be used to ask that the support be increased or decreased.

Illinois Legal Aid Online also provides a  guided interview to change child support. The program will ask you a series of questions and then complete the forms for you. It is free to use.

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Order for Support Approved
04/2018
How to Get an Order for Support Approved
04/2018
Order for Support Approved
04/2018
Support Information Sheet Approved
07/2019
How to Fill out the Income Withholding for Support Form Approved
04/2018
Income Withholding for Support Approved
05/2018
Letter to Employer About Income Withholding for Support Approved
04/2018

Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Divorce No Children)

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a  guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic and then the program will complete the forms for you. It is free to use.

Odyssey Guide and File also offers you a similar  guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic. The program will complete the forms for you and help you e-file. It is free to use.

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Divorce No Children) Approved
01/2018
How to Get a Divorce (No Children) Approved
01/2018
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Divorce No Children) Approved
01/2018
Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Divorce No Children) Approved
01/2018
Summons Petition for Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union Approved
09/2018
Entry of Appearance (Petition for Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union) Approved
07/2018
Non-Marital Real Estate Approved
01/2018
Additional Debts & Liabilities (Divorce No Children) Approved
09/2018
Additional Personal Property & Bank Accounts (Divorce No Children) Approved
09/2018
Letter to the Sheriff (Serving a Summons and Forms) Approved
05/2016

Appearance

Note: These forms can be used in any civil case including Family & Divorce.

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a  guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic and then the program will complete the forms for you. It is free to use.

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Appearance Approved
01/2018
How to File an Appearance Approved
02/2018
Appearance Approved
01/2018
Additional Proof of Delivery Approved
03/2018

Answer/Response

Note: These forms can be used in any civil case including Family & Divorce.

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a  guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic and then the program will complete the forms for you. It is free to use.

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Answer/Response to Complaint/Petition Approved
07/2017
How to Prepare and Send an Answer/Response to Complaint/Petition Approved
02/2018
Answer/Response to Complaint/Petition Approved
01/2018
Additional Paragraphs for Answer/Response
Approved
01/2018

Financial Affidavit (Family & Divorce Cases)

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a  guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic and then the program will complete the forms for you. It is free to use.

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Financial Affidavit (Family & Divorce Cases) Approved
01/2018
How to Complete a Financial Affidavit (Family & Divorce Cases) Approved
02/2018
Financial Affidavit (Family & Divorce Cases) Approved
012018
Additional Information for the Financial Affidavit (Family & Divorce Cases) Approved
03/2018

Interim Attorney's Fees Award Order

Form Title Notes
Interim Fee Award Order Approved
02/2016

Suggest Changes to a Form

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice welcomes suggestions for changes which would improve existing forms. If you have suggestions for the Approved Statewide Forms, please fill in and submit below.