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Low cost, legal services available in English and Spanish to residents of Cook and DuPage Counties based on ability to pay. Services include: adoption, bankruptcy, child custody, divorces, guardianship, landlord-tenant, real estate, wills and probate, worker’s compensation, and limited immigration help.
Servicios legales de bajo costo disponibles en inglés y español a los residentes de los condados Cook y DuPage basados en su capacidad para pagar. Los servicios incluyen: adopción, bancarrota, custodia de los hijos, divorcios, tutela, arrendador-inquilino, bienes raíces, testamentos y sucesiones, compensación del trabajador y ayuda limitada de inmigración.
Low cost or free legal aid in areas such as stalking, divorce, custody, child support, guardianship, adoption, probate, or orders of protection. All applicants must complete a telephone or in-person screening to confirm eligibility guidelines.
Authentic, professional legal documents. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more. Ideal for supporting legal tasks for personal or business use.
General low cost or free legal advice and family law information
Affordable legal services provided by independent lawyers in a variety of areas such as family law, landlord/tenant, estate law, consumer law, employment law, criminal misdemeanors and traffic tickets, and real property law. Small business help available for business formation, contracts and intellectual property issues. Limited immigration assistance.
Covering almost 400 topics, each has an overview, background, description and argument and counter-argument on current topics. Also included for each topic is a Guide to Critical Analysis for help in evaluating controversial subjects and opposing viewpoints.
Free legal services for low-income persons and those age 60 and over on a variety of topics such as loss of veteran’s benefits or SNAP (food stamps), domestic violence, evictions, and foreclosures; loss or denial of subsidized housing benefits, utility services, medical or nursing home care.