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.
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: