Help Desks in the Courthouse

Richard J. Daley Center
Domestic Relations Division
Parentage and Child Support Court
Concourse Level, Room CL24
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
No phone
No appointments, first come, first served
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except court holidays
  • Child support issues
  • Paternity issues
  • Judicial cases
  • Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services administrative cases
The Parentage and Child Support Pro Se Advice Desk provides free legal assistance to people without lawyers who are representing themselves in court (also called pro se litigants) on child support and paternity matters.  In addition, the Desk also sees post-decree litigants with modification of child support issues.

Desk attorneys provide legal advice, summarize and explain the law, and prepare fact specific pleadings such as motions to modify support, quash service or vacate orders (if warranted) as well as responses to complaints and petitions for rule to show cause.

The Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc. administers the Parentage and Child Support Pro Se Advice Desk.

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