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Approved Statewide Forms — Divorce, Child Support, and Maintenance

The Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice has approved the following forms. All Illinois Courts must accept these forms. Scroll down below the chart for important information on how to fill out these forms, including the need for Adobe and downloading forms to save them properly so that you can electronically file them.


Divorce, Child Support, and Maintenance

Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Divorce With 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.

To see the overall process of getting a divorce in Illinois when you have children, please  click here.

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Divorce with Children) Approved
04/2018
How to Get a Divorce (with Children) Approved
04/2018
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Divorce with Children) Approved
04/2018
Entry of Appearance (Petition for Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union) Approved
07/2018
Non-Marital Real Estate Approved
07/2018
Summons Petition for Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union Approved
10/17
Parenting Plan Approved
04/2018
Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage/Civil Union (Divorce with Children) Approved
04/2018
Additional Minor Children Approved
12/2019
Additional Adult Children Approved
04/2018
Additional Other Children Approved
12/2019
Additional Parenting Time Approved
12/2019
Additional Debts & Liabilities (Divorce with Children) Approved
09/2018
Additional Personal Property & Bank Accounts (Divorce with Children) Approved
09/2018
Certification Agreement Approved
04/2018
Letter to the Sheriff (Serving a Summons and Forms) Approved
05/2016

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 6/2021
How to File an Appearance Approved 6/2021
Appearance Approved 6/2021
Additional Proof of Delivery Approved 6/2021

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 6/2021
How to Prepare and Send an Answer/Response to Complaint/Petition Approved 6/2021
Answer/Response to Complaint/Petition Approved 6/2021
Additional Paragraphs for Answer/Response
Approved 1/2018

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 6/2021
How to Complete a Financial Affidavit (Family & Divorce Cases) Approved 6/2021
Financial Affidavit (Family & Divorce Cases) Approved 6/2021
Additional My Employment/Business (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Health Insurance (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional My Debts (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Cash and Cash Equivalents (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Certificates of Deposit (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Cash and Prepaid Debit Cards (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Investment Accounts and Securities (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Investment/Brokerage Accounts, Mutual Funds, and Secured or Unsecured Notes (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Real Estate (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Motor Vehicles (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Business Interests (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Life Insurance Policies (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Valuable Collectibles (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Other Personal Property Valued Over $500 (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Transfer or Sale of Assets or Property (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Lawsuits and Claims (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021
Additional Retirement Benefits and Deferred Compensation (Financial Affidavit) Approved 6/2021

Interim Attorney's Fees Award Order

Form Title Notes
Interim Fee Award Order Approved
02/2016

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All forms are ADA accessible, and you can handwrite or type into the PDF form to fill it out. IMPORTANT: You will need Adobe Acrobat, or free Adobe Reader XI (or a higher version) 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 on a webpage, 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 (recommended), go to the "File" menu at the top, select "print", and choose "Adobe PDF" or "Print to PDF" from the dropdown menu. You will be told to save the form. This saved form will be "flattened" and you can e-file it.
  2. If you did not use Adobe Acrobat or Reader, your computer will select a software that will allow you to fill out the forms. You will need to look for a "Save as PDF" option. Depending on the software you use, this option 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 to make sure that it looks is filled out.