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Illinois Courts response to COVID-19

Name Change

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.
 

Name Change (Adult)

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 Request for Name Change (Adult) Approved
6/20
How to Change your Name (for an Adult) Approved
3/20
Request for Name Change (Adult) Approved
12/19
Order for Name Change (Adult) Approved
03/20
Publication Notice of Court Date for Request for Name Change (Adult) Approved
01/18
Motion to Waive Notice & Publication (Request for Name Change) Approved
01/19
Order to Waive Publication Approved
01/19

Name Change (Minor)

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 Request for Name Change (Minor Children) Approved
01/19
How to Change Children's Names Approved
01/19
Request for Name Change (Minor Children) Approved
01/19
Request for Name Change - Child Info Approved
01/19
Order for Name Change (Minor Children) Approved
01/19
Notice of Court Date Request for Name Change (Minor Children) 

Approved
09/19
Publication Notice

Approved
03/18
Request for Name Change - Additional Children Approved
03/18
Request for Name Change - Additional ParentApproved
03/18
Letter to SheriffApproved
02/17
Motion to Waive Notice & Publication (Request or Name Change)Approved 12/18
Order to Waive Publication

Approved 12/18

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.