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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 17, 2011

Courthouse Locations


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order.  (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)  At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.  In addition, each court in Illinois has a self-help center where you can get help finding and preparing court forms.  You will also find links to online forms at our IL Download Court Forms page.  For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization.  You can find links to both types of organizations on our IL Where to Find Help page.



Fifth Judicial Circuit
115 West Court St.
Paris, 61944-1739
Phone: (217) 466-7447
Fax: (217) 466-7443


Second Judicial Circuit
100 E. Main Street
Albion, 62806-1262
Phone: (618) 445-2016
Fax: (618) 445-4943


Fourth Judicial Circuit
120 E. Jefferson, #101
P.O. Box 586
Effingham, 62401-0586
Phone: (217) 342-4065
Fax: (217) 342-6183

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