If you decide to file for divorce in Cook County, Illinois, your experience will depend entirely on the type of marriage dissolution you are going to have and the way you choose to approach it.The simplest option would be filing for uncontested divorce, and using an online service to do it.

Options for Filing in Cook County, Illinois



Contested Divorce

$12,000-$30,000 for each spouse.

Hard to predict. Usually around 1 year.

Online Divorce

Under $1,000

The shortest one that divorce laws in Illinois allow.

Uncontested Divorce

Around $5,000

A few months on average.

Free forms

When choosing which Cook County divorce papers to file, it is important to consider every aspect of your case. Having children or different types of assets and debts will significantly change the set of documents you will be required to submit. You will find some of the common divorce forms required to file in Cook County, Illinois, below.

***Note that these forms are an example of the documents that you will be required to fill out. In general, the court will oblige you to file more than 15 divorce forms depending on the complexity of your case.***

Couples who cannot reach an agreement on financial, property, and child-related aspects of their divorce will have to file for contested marriage dissolution. The only way they can end their marriage is by hiring lawyers and paying them huge sums for advocating on their behalf.

Those who are in agreement, can file for uncontested divorce in Cook County, Illinois, either with or without a lawyer. Those who do not want to hire an attorney can save both time and money by getting online divorce in Illinois.

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Divorce Courts in Cook County, Illinois

Cook Judicial Circuit Court

Clerk Name:

Dorothy A. Brown

Court Address:

50 W Washington, Chicago, Illinois 60602-1305





Helpful tips

If some of the information seems unclear, it might be necessary to contact the Cook County court clerk. You might want to consider asking about:

  • Any additional forms that might be required specifically by this court.
  • Filing fees and other court-related expenses that you might have to cover.
  • Recent changes or updates that have not yet been reflected on their website.

While court clerks cannot provide legal advice, they can be very helpful when it comes to factual questions about court procedures and processes.

Cook County Notaries

Comparing fees, locations, and availability of notaries in Cook County, Illinois, as well as how well they answered your questions will help you make an informed decision and choose the most suitable notary for your situation. Here is the list of county notaries in the area:

Stella Parhas

Orland Park, IL
Phone: 708-717-2518 · Cell: 708-717-2518

Sejal Patel

Mount Prospect, IL
Phone: 1-847-668-5574 · Cell: 1-847-668-5574

April Dolley-Fitzgerald

Oak Lawn, IL
Phone: 773-343-3277 · Cell: 773-343-3277

Patricia Dodd

Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-420-0101 · Cell: 312-420-0101

Dawn Epting

Matteson, IL
Phone: 708-368-6424

David Ellice

Oak Forest, IL
Phone: 708-567-8840 · Cell: 708-567-8840

Walter J Butts

Markham, IL
Phone: 708-212-6555

Earl Bogan

Chicago, IL
Phone: 708-724-2450

Anitria Manning

Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-967-4325 · Cell: 312-967-4325

Malik Van

Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-301-0893

Rosalyn Griffin

Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-581-7927 · Cell: 312-581-7927

Vaida Kozys

Chicago, IL
Phone: 708-408-2908 · Cell: 708-408-2908

Douglass Kyle Naylor

Chicago, IL
Phone: 303-877-3023

Tara Nwakudu

Chicago, IL
Phone: 630-822-0946 · Cell: 630-822-0946

A-Z Mobile Notary & Signing LLC

Chicago Heights, IL
Phone: 773-357-5033 · Cell: 773-799-5688

Debra A Heard

Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-266-0210 · Cell: 773-266-0210

Terrence Thompson

Country Club Hills, IL
Phone: 708-275-1770

Trudy Howard

Chicago, IL
Phone: 708-529-6604

Jack Butler

Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-357-6090 · Cell: 773-357-6090

Lina Purvis

Western Springs, IL
Phone: 847-414-0332 · Cell: 847-414-0332

Lois Moore

Chicago, IL
Phone: 708-831-1323 · Cell: 773-946-8436

Katarsha Jefferson

Hazel Crest, IL
Phone: 708-264-9365 · Cell: 708-264-9365

M.N.M. IV -- Ora Wade

Oak Park, IL
Phone: 312-945-6210 · Cell: 312-945-6210

Denise DeYoung

Oak Lawn, IL
Phone: 708-466-5562 · Cell: 708-466-5562

Daniel Cisneros

Chicago, IL
Phone: 815-483-1553 · Cell: 815-483-1553

Caridad Rivera

Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-255-5766 · Cell: 773-255-5766

Luis Colon

Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-908-1863

Alvina Casara-Daniels

Homewood, IL
Phone: 708-990-2825

Donna Johnson

Alsip, IL
Phone: 773-563-0161 · Cell: 773-563-0161

Sanja Jurkovic Budimir

Glenview, IL
Phone: 847-208-6481 · Cell: 847-208-6481

Tyrone Kirk

Olympia Fields, IL
Phone: 708-620-4332

Alice Kimberly Howard

South Holland, IL
Phone: 773-875-3788

Helpful tips

  • Before settling on a specific notary in Cook County, consider contacting them to inquire about the price of their services and ask if any additional documents are needed
  • Fill out all the necessary fields in the forms beforehand. You will not be able to change or add new information to the papers after they are notarized.
  • Sign the documents in front of a notary public. As notaries have legal liability to confirm the validity of your signature, you can put it down on the form only in their presence.
  • Bring an ID or a driver’s license for verification purposes. Make sure that the form of identification you are carrying has your signature on it so thata notary can compare it with the one you are going to put on the paperwork.

Child Support Services

Please note that this section will only be useful for spouses filing for divorce with children in Illinois.

Feel free to use the link provided on the page to review information regarding Illinois child support guidelines and payments. You are also welcome to use the contact information of the child support division if you have any specific inquiries. Before making a call, please note that you will find answers to the most common questions on their website, no matter if you are the one who will be receiving or paying child support in Cook County.

County name: Aurora Region

Phone: 800-447-4278

Address: 280 East Indian Trail
Aurora, Illinois 60505-1733

County name: Cook County Region

Phone: 800-447-4278

Address: 36 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
6221 South Emerald Drive
Chicago, IL 60621

County name: Rockford Region

Phone: 800-447-4278

Address: 175 Executive Parkway, Suite 107
Rockford, Illinois 61107