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Illinois Courts response to COVID-19

Mortgage Foreclosure

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.
 

Appearance and Answer

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 Mortgage Foreclosure Appearance & Answer Approved
11/15
How to Respond to a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint Approved
2/18
Mortgage Foreclosure Appearance & Answer Approved
6/20
Additional Paragraphs for Mortgage Foreclosure Appearance & Answer Approved
1/18
Additional Defenses for Mortgage Foreclosure Appearance & Answer Approved
3/18
Additional Defendant Signatures, Names, & Addresses Approved
3/18
Additional Proof of Delivery Approved
3/18

Motion to Stay Foreclosure Sale

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 Motion to Stay Foreclosure Sale Approved
11/15
How to Ask the Court to Delay a Foreclosure Sale Approved
2/18
Motion to Stay Foreclosure Sale Approved
3/18
Order to Stay Foreclosure Sale Approved
1/18
Notice of Motion to Stay Foreclosure Sale Approved
1/18
Additional Defendant Signatures, Names, & Addresses Approved
3/18
Additional Proof of Delivery Approved
3/18

Motion to Vacate Default Judgment of Foreclosure       

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 Motion to Vacate Default Judgment of Foreclosure Approved
5/15
How to Ask the Court to Vacate a Default Judgment of Foreclosure Approved
6/20
Motion to Vacate Default Judgment of Foreclosure Approved
3/18
Notice of Motion to Vacate Default Judgment of Foreclosure Approved
1/18
Order to Vacate Default Judgment of Foreclosure Approved
1/18
Additional Defendant Signatures, Names, & Addresses Approved
3/18
Additional Proof of Delivery /Resources Approved
3/18

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.