Domestic Relations Division

Overview

The Domestic Relations Division is established pursuant to General Order 1.2, 2.1 (c) of the General Orders of the Circuit Court of Cook County and is subject to Part 13 of the Rules of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Main Location & Contact Information
Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington St.
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Main Office
(312) 603-3025
Office of the Presiding Judge - Suite 1901A

Case Types

The Domestic Relations Division hears matters concerning:

  • Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
  • Dissolution of Civil Union
  • Legal Separation
  • Invalidity of Marriage or Civil Union
  • Civil Orders of Protection Filed in Conjunction with a Pending Domestic Relations Proceeding
  • Child Support
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (Formerly Custody)
  • Parenting Time (Formerly Visitation)
  • Third-Party Visitation
  • Parentage
  • Enforcement and Modification of Previously-Entered Judgments in these Matters
  • Division of Financial and Property Assets in Dissolution Proceedings

Family Court Services

If you were referred for any of the following services, please visit Family Court Services:

  • Mediation
  • Parent Education
  • Emergency Intervention
  • Home Studies
  • Child Custody Evaluations
  • Children and Teens Speak

Judges Information

This section provides a short list of judges serving in the Domestic Relations Division together with their courtroom location, room number, and telephone number. Click into each judge’s page to view their standing orders (if the judge has a standing order). Click “view all judges” to see a list of all Judges assigned to the Domestic Relations Division.
Judge Assignment Primary Location Phone
Scannicchio, Regina A.
Circuit Judge
Presiding
Domestic Relations Division
Richard J. Daley Center
Courtroom 1905
(312) 603-3025
Ahern Jr., Gregory E.
Associate Judge
Domestic Relations Division
Richard J. Daley Center
Courtroom 1508
(312) 603-4808
Aimen, Julie B.
Circuit Judge
Domestic Relations Division
Richard J. Daley Center
Courtroom 1608
(312) 603-4832
Arce, Edward A.
Circuit Judge
Domestic Relations Division
Richard J. Daley Center
Courtroom 1602
(312) 603-4823
Barrett, Bernadette
Circuit Judge
Domestic Relations Division
Bridgeview Courthouse
Courtroom 202
(708) 974-6838
Bowes, Karen J.
Associate Judge
Domestic Relations Division
Richard J. Daley Center
Courtroom 1902
(312) 603-5921
Boyd, William Stewart
Associate Judge
Domestic Relations Division
Richard J. Daley Center
Courtroom 1605
(312) 603-4836

Additional Locations

Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington St.
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Skokie Courthouse
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, Illinois 60077
Rolling Meadows Courthouse
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
Maywood Courthouse
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, Illinois 60153
Bridgeview Courthouse
10220 S. 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
Markham Courthouse
16501 S. Kedzie Parkway
Markham, Illinois 60428

Contact & Zoom Information

For inquiries regarding the Domestic Relations Division, including the filing of new cases or checking the status of a pending case, please contact:

For additional information regarding the six municipal districts, see the Additional Locations section on this page.

Zoom & Contact Information for the Domestic Relations Division - Remote Court Proceedings

Additional Resources