Order of Protection

All parties wanting to file an emergency order of protection now have the option to complete Odyssey Guide & File's Petition for Order of Protection interview.  This is a guided interview that automatically eFiles the petition and all necessary forms.  The Order of Protection office will then review all forms and contact the petitioner for next steps. The Order of Protection office can be reached at (309) 672-6074.

Odyssey Guide & File

Self-represented litigants can now use Odyssey Guide & File, a free online service available to create and file court forms. Odyssey Guide & File is an easy-to-use application to help the self-represented litigants generate legal documents for certain types of case filings. Working much like popular tax preparation software, it guides users through a series of questions to automatically generate and file court forms.

As a web-based tool, it offers self-represented litigants the flexibility of completing interviews anytime, from anywhere. It can also reduce the number of erroneous filings for the court and decrease staff time spent answering self-represented litigants’ questions. Simply complete the interview, generate forms and submit the filing either electronically, at the counter, or via mail. Get started today »

Once you have e-filed your forms you will receive multiple emails, one for each form filed and one for each form that has been accepted by the Circuit Clerk's Office.  

Odyssey Guide & File Interviews

The following links are direct links to the first page of each interview.  Access to all interviews is available via Odyssey Guide and File.

To see the overall process of getting a divorce in Illinois when you have children, please click here.

For a list of additional forms, please click here.