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Cook County's Domestic Relations Division hears matters concerning:

  • dissolution of marriage
    (formerly divorce)

  • dissolution of civil union

  • legal separation

  • invalidity of marriage or civil union

  • civil orders of protection filed in conjunction with a domestic relations proceeding

  • child support

  • child custody and visitation parentage

  • enforcement and modification of previously entered judgments in these matters


The Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County has 45 judges assigned to the division. The Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division is the Honorable Grace G. Dickler. The remaining judges fall into one of the following categories:

Preliminary Judge: The preliminary judge will hear all matters prior to the trial of the case unless in his/her discretion, the matter is assigned to another judge for determination. The preliminary judge for each team is responsible for monitoring case progress, including case management conferences.

Trial Judge: Trial judges hear contested trials, defaults or stipulated prove ups and other matters that are assigned to them. Post Decree Judge: Post decree judges hear post-judgment matters after final judgment has been entered.

Post Decree Judge:  Post decree judges hear post-judgment matters after final judgment has been entered.

Individual Calendar Judge: An individual calendar judge will hear all phases of the proceedings (preliminary, trial, and post decree).


The Domestic Relations Division is established pursuant to General Order 1.2, 2.1 (c) of the General Orders of the Circuit Court of Cook County.  Cases heard in the Domestic Relations Division seek an order or judgment related to: dissolution of marriage/civil union, declaration of invalidity of marriage/civil union, legal separation, parentage, child support, maintenance (formerly known as alimony), child custody, visitation and/or orders of protection where there is a pending dissolution or parentage matter.  Such proceedings also include all post-judgment matters relating thereto and all other matters that may be brought in the Domestic Relations Division as provided in the General Orders promulgated by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.  The Domestic Relations Division does not hear adoption or guardianship cases.  Adoption cases are heard by the County Division and guardianship cases are heard by the Probate Division.  Domestic Relations case files are maintained by the Clerk of the Circuit Court.


 The Cook County Courthouse Domestic Relations Division handles divorce, child support, alimony and many other family law issues fo the following cities and zip codes in Illinois.


Cities and places in Cook County, IL:

Addison, Algonquin, Alsip, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Batavia, Bedford Park, Bellwood, Bensenville, Berkeley, Berwyn, Bloomingdale, Blue Island, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Broadview, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Burnham, Burns Harbor, Burr Ridge, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Channahon, Chesterton, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Clarendon Hills, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Crest Hill, Crestwood, Crete, Crystal Lawns, Darien, Deer Park, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Dixmoor, Dolton, Downers Grove, Dune Acres, Dyer, East Chicago, East Dundee, East Hazel Crest, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Evergreen Park, Fairmont, Flossmoor, Ford Heights, Forest Park, Forest View, Frankfort, Frankfort Square, Franklin Park, Gary, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glencoe, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Glenwood, Golf, Griffith, Hammond, Hanover Park, Harvey, Harwood Heights, Hazel Crest, Hickory Hills, Highland, Highland Park, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hobart, Hodgkins, Hoffman Estates, Homer Glen, Hometown, Homewood, Indian Head Park, Ingalls Park, Inverness, Itasca, Joliet, Justice, Kenilworth, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lake Station, Lansing, Lemont, Lincolnwood, Lisle, Lockport, Lombard, Long Grove, Lynwood, Lyons, Markham, Matteson, Maywood, McCook, Melrose Park, Merrillville, Merrionette Park, Midlothian, Minooka, Mokena, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Munster, Naperville, New Chicago, New Lenox, Niles, Norridge, North Riverside, Northbrook, Northfield, Northlake, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Ogden Dunes, Olympia Fields, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Oswego, Palatine, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Phoenix, Plainfield, Portage, Posen, Preston Heights, Prospect Heights, Richton Park, River Forest, River Grove, Riverdale, Riverside, Riverwoods, Robbins, Rockdale, Rolling Meadows, Romeoville, Roselle, Rosemont, Salt Creek Commons, Sauk Village, Schaumburg, Schererville, Schiller Park, Shorewood, Shorewood Forest, Skokie, South Barrington, South Chicago Heights, South Haven, South Holland, St. Charles, St. John, Steger, Stickney, Stone Park, Streamwood, Summit, Thornton, Tinley Park, University Park, Valparaiso, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westchester, Western Springs, Westmont, Wheaton, Wheeler, Wheeling, Whiting, Willow Springs, Willowbrook, Willowbrook, Wilmette, Winfield, Winnetka, Wood Dale, Woodridge, Worth

ZIP Codes in Cook County, IL:



46320, 46394, 60025, 60029, 60053, 60068, 60076, 60077, 60104, 60130, 60141, 60153, 60155, 60160, 60171, 60176, 60201, 60202, 60203, 60301, 60302, 60304, 60305, 60402, 60406, 60415, 60419, 60426, 60445, 60453, 60455, 60456, 60457, 60458, 60459, 60463, 60464, 60465, 60469, 60472, 60480, 60482, 60501, 60513, 60525, 60526, 60534, 60546, 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60628, 60629, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60642, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60656, 60657, 60659, 60660, 60661, 60706, 60707, 60712, 60714, 60803, 60804, 60805, 60827



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