The Family Division of the office is responsible for processing all dissolution of marriage, adoption, juvenile, paternity, and child support cases. Civil orders of protection are also filed in this division.
Please note: Adoption records and all juvenile case types are impounded pursuant to state law and are not public record.
The remaining case types are public record and may be inspected during regular business hours. Photocopies of court records are subject to the following fees per case (as established by state statute):
Certification of the document may be had upon request for an additional $6 charge.
Computer printouts are available for child support / maintenance histories at a fee of $4 per page.
Pursuant to Illinois Statute (705 ILCS 110 / 1) the Circuit Clerk’s Office is unable to assist in the preparation of documents or give any legal advice.