Are you representing yourself in court and need help?
COVID HELP (Housing and Economic Loss Prevention)
A statewide initiative to provide no-cost legal guidance and representation to Illinoisans experiencing common legal problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Illinois residents can access free legal assistance 24/7 at COVIDhelpillinois.org.
Resources for Self-Represented Litigants
- Resources, guides, and legal information for self-represented litigants provided by the ATJ Commission
- Resources provided by the Illinois Supreme Court
- Free legal answers provided by the American Bar Association (if you qualify)
- Illinois State Bar Association Lawyer Finder
- Illinois Legal Aid Online
- Odyssey Guide & File - free online service to create and file court forms
If you do not have an attorney, there are limited resources and assistance available to assist in e-filing in the McLean County Law Library (Room 665 of the Law & Justice Center) and within the 4th Floor Circuit Clerk’s office. These resources include public access terminals and document scanners. With a few exceptions, volunteers in the McLean County Law Library are available Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, to assist with legal information (not advice), access to court forms, and help with e-filing. The Law Library phone number is (309) 888-4801.
Odyssey Guide & File
The following links are direct links to the first page of each interview. Access to all interviews is available via Odyssey Guide and File.
- Adult Name Change – Create Forms
- Adult Name Change – e-File Forms
- Petition for Dissolution of Marriage or Civil Union (No Children)
To see the overall process of getting a divorce in Illinois when you have children, please click here.