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Cook County Joint Simplified Divorce Form

Note: use these forms if you and your spouse ARE filing together.

NO Children / NO Major Assets

Cook County Traditional Divorce Forms

Note: use these forms if you and your spouse HAVE children or ANY major assets.

Minor Children

NO Minor Children

DuPage County Joint Simplified Divorce Form

Note: use these forms if you and your spouse ARE filing together.

NO Children / NO Major Assets

DuPage County Traditional Divorce Forms

Note: use these forms if you and your spouse HAVE children or ANY major assets.

Minor Children

NO Minor Children

Kane County Joint Simplified Divorce Form

Note: use these forms if you and your spouse ARE filing together.

NO Children / NO Major Assets

Kane County Traditional Divorce Forms

Note: use these forms if you and your spouse HAVE children or ANY major assets.

Minor Children

NO Minor Children

Lake County Joint Simplified Divorce Form

Note: use these forms if you and your spouse ARE filing together.

NO Children / NO Major Assets

Lake County Traditional Divorce Forms

Note: use these forms if you and your spouse HAVE children or ANY major assets.

Minor Children

NO Minor Children

Illinois Divorce Process Overview

A typical divorce in Illinois has three distinct phases, each of which requires specific forms and actions. Here is an overview of the Illinois divorce process and the forms that need to be completed for each step.

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Step 1: Initial Filing

Divorce is never easy, but you and your spouse have both agreed to this divorce and you've reached an agreement on how to divide your property, accounts, debts, and/or child custody. For those without children and limited income, there are forms for “Simplified Dissolution of Marriage”.

ArticlePETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
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ArticlePETITION FOR SIMPLIFIED DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
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ArticleNON-MARITAL REAL ESTATE
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ArticleFINANCIAL AFFIDAVIT
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ArticleADDITIONAL DEBTS & LIABILITIES
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ArticleADDITIONAL PERSONAL PROPERTY & BANK ACCOUNTS
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ArticleINTERIM FEE AWARD ORDER
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ArticleLETTER TO THE CIRCUIT CLERK
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Step 2: Service of Paperwork

Service of paperwork is a critical step in the process, but admittedly one that can cause tension in an already crumbling relationship.

ArticleLETTER TO THE SHERIFF
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ArticleSUMMONS PETITION
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ArticleAFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE
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ArticleAFFIDAVIT OF MAILING
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ArticleAFFIDAVIT FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
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Step 3: Pretrial Hearing

The pretrial is the first opportunity to complete the divorce if an agreement is completed, documented and signed by both parties.

ArticleINTERIM FINANCIAL SUMMARY FOR SUPPORT
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ArticleFINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
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ArticlePARENTING PLAN
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ArticlePRE-TRIAL ORDER
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ArticleJUDGEMENT OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
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