For People Without Lawyers

The Circuit Court of Cook County, through the Office of the Chief Judge, maintains a Guardianship Assistance Desk for Minors located at 69 West Washington Street, Suite 1020, Chicago, Illinois.  This help desk is intended to assist pro se petitioners seeking to file an action to obtain guardianship of a minor. If you wish to schedule an appointment with the Guardianship Assistance Desk prior to filing a pro se petition, please contact 312-603-0135.

The Adult Guardianship Help Desk is located inside Room 1202 of the Richard J. Daley Center. The Help Desk is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on all days that court is in session.  The Help Desk assists pro se petitioners seeking to file an action to obtain guardianship of the person of a disabled adult. Litigants seeking assistance must appear in person and are assisted on a first-come-first-served basis.

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