13.1 Definitions

Domestic Relations CasesA Domestic Relations case is defined as any proceeding, including but not limited to, a proceeding seeking an order or judgment relating to dissolution of marriage or civil union, declaration of invalidity of marriage or civil union, legal separation, child support and maintenance,  allocation of parental responsibilities, visitation by a non-parent, or determination of parentage arising under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015, the Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, Non-Support of Spouse and Children Act, Non-Support Punishment Act, Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, Expedited Child Support Act, Income Withholding for Support Act, Emancipation of Mature Minors Act, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act, Rights of Married Persons Act, and related Acts and any petition for an order of protection where there is a pending dissolution or parentage matter. Such proceedings also include all post-judgment matters relating thereto and all other matters that may be brought in the Domestic Relations Division as provided in the General Orders promulgated by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

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