New litigation

imageThe civil division accepts all new civil filings, with the exception of Small Claims.
Small claims cases must be filed with the Small Claims division.  
Once a case has been filed, the clerks are responsible for a number
of processes involved in each case:
  • Answering all telephone inquiries regarding specific cases
  • Issuing summons and subpoenas in all on-going cases
  • Issuing post-judgment garnishments
  • Filing and recording documents for all cases
  • Setting court dates for various matters 

FAQ's

I need to take the father or mother of my child to court for child support. What do I need to do?

Mar 9, 2015, 16:58 PM
Question:
I need to take the father or mother of my child to court for child support. What do I need to do?
You may obtain an attorney.  The Lake County Bar Association at 847.244.3140 can give you attorney or legal service referrals.  You may also contact the State’s Attorney Child Support Division at 847.377.3131 to see if you qualify for their services.  If you do not want an attorney and want to file for child support on your own, you may go to the Law Library 847.377.2800 located on the main floor of the Courthouse to see if they have forms or obtain forms from another source.
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