The following links provide further information on various family law issues. We hope you find the links helpful.

Court Information

Winnebago County Courthouse – Homepage of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Illinois.

Winnebago County Case InformationPublic Access Portal for information on cases filed in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Illinois.

Child Support

Child Support Calculating in Illinois– Statute pursuant to Illinois law, 750 ILCS 5/505, on how Child Support is to be calculated.

Child Support Illinois Payment Records– State of Illinois website where you can view the last five (5) payments received by the State Disbursement Unit for child support to your specific account.

Child Custody

Family Matters PACT – Link to Parents and Children Together (PACT) service provider. All parents with minor children where custody is an issue in a divorce in Illinois must complete a PACT Class prior to the divorce being granted.

Difficult Conversations: How to Explain Divorce to Kids – Website provides helpful articles involving children and divorce.

Fighting in Front of Your Kids and Why You Need to Stop – Website provides helpful articles involving children and divorce.

Divorce Support

Divorce as FriendsWebsite includes helpful articles, resources and support related to divorce.

Divorce Busting – Website focuses on saving troubled marriages.

Divorce Care – Website links people going through a divorce or recently divorced with support groups, and provides other helpful information.

Divorce Self Help

Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education – Website provides access to legal treatises on Illinois law involving Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and many other family law related topics. The site provides a Free one week trial to many of its available resources.

Illinois Legal Aid – Website provides numerous helpful divorce and family law related articles regarding getting divorced in Illinois. The site is geared toward self-help and lower-income individuals. The website also includes links to organizations that may provide free legal services to indigent and other individuals.

Prairie State Legal Services – Prairie State is a non-profit legal service provider for individuals of limited means and those over (60) years old. The website includes contact information.

The Gitlin Law Firm – Family law firm in Woodstock, Illinois. Their website includes a wealth of information on divorce, child support, child custody and other family law issues. – Website provides information and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Illinois Statutes

Illinois Domestic Violence Act (IDVA) – Illinois Statute governing many aspects of Orders of Protection in the State of Illinois.

Illinois Marriage & Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) – Illinois Statute governing many marriage and divorce matters in the State of Illinois.

Illinois Parentage Act  – Illinois Statute governing many aspects of the Parent – Child Relationship, including Paternity.

Property Valuation – Website provides estimates of home values.

Kelly Blue Book – Website provides used car and truck valuation estimates.

WINGIS – Website provides property search and detailed information on properties in Winnebago and Boone Counties in Illinois.

Winnebago County Supervisor of Assessments – Website provides assessed property values for properties in Winnebago County, Illinois.

Sample Divorce & Other Documents – all PDF’s

Joint Parenting Agreement

Judgment for Dissolution of  Marriage

Marital Settlement Agreement

Petition for Dissolution

Petition for Temporary Relief

Winnebago County Frequently Used Divorce Forms – all PDF’s

Affidavit as to Military Service (Form CC-51)

Child Support Data Sheet (Appendix W)

Financial Affidavit (Appendix O)

Financial Affidavit of Non-Minor Child (Appendix U)

Pauper Petition (Form CC-250)

Statement of Assets and Liabilities (Appendix V)

Other Resources –

Winnebago County Bar AssociationAssociation of local attorneys in Winnebago County, Illinois. Website includes a Lawyer Referral Service.

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