The Lilac Tree is a resource and haven for women contemplating divorce, in the process or post-decree. Their mission is to provide education, support and guidance to those in the divorce process, so that they can move confidently towards independence.

This is a tool for developing shared custody calendars and assisting parents in structured communications about parenting issues.

The All Kids program offers many Illinois children comprehensive healthcare. Some families pay monthly premiums, but rates for middle income families are significantly lower than they are from private companies.

This is the official website authorized by Federal law where you can receive free credit reports once a year from each of the three major credit reporting agencies. This can be very useful to help determine all creditors that you and your spouse may have.

The links below connect to some of the more common laws used in Illinois family law cases. These include the laws related to child custody, domestic violence, rights of unmarried people who have a child together, prenuptial agreements and adoption. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is the law/statute that governs all aspects of divorce, legal separation and declaration of invalidity of marriage (annulments) in Illinois.

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986
Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1984
Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act

Adoption Act
Below are two websites that are dedicated to providing resources and topics which are helpful for grandparents. The information is useful to those raising their grandchildren and those who have questions regarding their rights. The sites include various articles about benefits, assistance and more.