Check Your Local Library
There are many excellent books on preparing financially for divorce, parenting strategies to protect your children, navigating the legal system, and emotional well being during and after a divorce.

Links
The following is a short list of links. Each bar association has it’s own helpful resource page. There are also some legal assistance references if you can not afford an attorney. Additionally, each County Court Domestic Relations Division has help desks to assist you if you choose to represent yourself pro se.

Illinois State Bar Association: isba.org

Chicago Bar Association: chicagobar.org

Lake County Bar Association: lakebar.org

The Family Defense Center: FamilyDefenseCenter.net

Legal Aid foundation: Lafchicago.org

Prairie State Legal Services: pslegal.org

Cook County Clerk of Court: cookcountyclerkofcourt.org

Lake County Clerk of Court: lakecoutnycircuitclerk.org

Cook County Clerk of Court Brochures:

ABC’s of Teen Dating Violence

How to Obtain an Order of Protection
Passport Services

Family Law Brochure
Domestic Violence Guidelines for Help
 

Domestic Violence Resources and Advocates