Approved Standardized Statewide Forms | State of Illinois Office of the Illinois Courts
Approved Standardized Forms
The following forms have been approved for use by the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and are required to be accepted in all Illinois courts. The forms are ADA accessible, and you can handwrite or type into the PDF form.
IMPORTANT: You will need Adobe Acrobat or free Adobe Reader XI or higher in order to save completed forms.
You MUST first SAVE/DOWNLOAD each form as a PDF to your computer before you begin. If you fill out a form within your browser not using the downloaded copy, you will lose your progress.
E-filing: If you are e-filing any of these forms, you will need to "flatten" the form so it cannot be changed after you complete it. You flatten the form in one of two ways:
- If you used Adobe Acrobat or Reader to complete your downloaded form, go to the "File" menu at the top, select "print", and choose "Adobe PDF" from the printer dropdown menu. You will be told to save the form. Use this "flattened" form to e-file.
- If you did not use Adobe Acrobat or Reader (recommended), Your computer should designate file associated software that will allow you to fill in fillable fields within the forms. You will need to ensure that your files are flattened before e-filing. You will need to look for “Save as PDF” option. Depending on the software you use, this may be found in the print dialog box under your “Print” menu option.
- Before e-filing any "flattened" form, be sure to open the file making sure it is not blank, missing any filled in content, and looks correct overall.
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Computer Use Warning
Anyone with access to your computer can tell what internet sites you have visited. If you are of domestic violence, it may be safer to access the internet at a local library or other public place.
But keep in mind that computers at public locations may store website information that you cannot control. If in doubt, contact a local domestic violence program or information provider for suggestions. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE for local contact information.
This site does not provide legal advice. The laws of Illinois do not allow the employees of the court or the judge to give you legal advice. You may consult with an attorney concerning legal issues, but you do not need an attorney to represent you.
Please choose your court below to access that court's selection of available Approved Statewide Forms: