Does a legal name change have to be filed when taking a spouse’s name or resuming use of a maiden name following a divorce?

  • In case of marriage, no. A copy of your marriage license will suffice.

  • In the case of a divorce, usually the use of a woman’s maiden name is granted in the divorce decree.  A certified copy of the divorce decree is the only
    documentation needed.

  • If not, the party in question has two years to amend the divorce decree. After two years, the party in question must go through the name change procedure.
CPS understands that deciding to get a divorce is a huge step in your life and that is why we care and are very understanding of your circumstances. We help
those seeking to file for a divorce in Chicago Cook county,
pro se, with their paperwork for a low fee. Paperwork done in one week, and in some cases, can be
heard before a judge within two weeks. However, not everyone can be this lucky, but we provide your typed paperwork fast to get your case heard fast before
an available judge.  

CPS can make this time in your life, less stressful by providing all of the legal documents needed, as with instructions on how to file your own divorce. For those
we believe need an attorney for legal advice, we do provide Attorney Referrals for free. We will not accept your case if we feel you should seek the advice of an
attorney, as we are very honest with our clients at the first meeting. We want the very best for our clients, and take direction from you directly.

CPS can also assist sole practicing attorneys, who may be understaffed, etc, with the actual typing and efiling of divorce documents. We can prepare all of the
legal documentation as instructed by attorney clients, including Prenuptial Agreements, Legal Separation Agreement, Parenting Agreement, QDRO's, and
Pre/Post Marital Agreement.
CPNS STAFF ARE NON-ATTORNEYS AND CAN NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH LEGAL ADVICE OR DIRECTION.
CPNS STAFF CAN NOT ADVISE YOU HOW TO PROPERLY PRESENT YOUR CASE PROSE BEFORE A JUDGE.
CPNS STAFF CAN NOT FILE OR ACCEPT FILING FEES ON BEHALF OF PROSE LITIGANTS. ALL PROSE LITIGANTS MUST PAY THESE FEES DIRECTLY TO THE CLERK.

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DIVORCE DOCUMENTS
MILITARY COUPLES
LEGAL SEPARATION
A legal separation is a process that some couples may opt for instead of ending their marriage, and this could be for various reasons due to financial, religious,
etc. A legal separation means you are separating from your spouse, living apart, but still married. Couples seeking this, must live separate and apart, and one of
them must be an IL resident for at least 90 days.

If you can't live with your spouse, you can file for a legal separation, and filing for a legal separation doesn't prevent you or your spouse from getting a divorce
later.

CPS can assist couples put their Legal Separation in writing, as well as help with the type of Parenting Agreements, Spousal Support, Child Support, Division of
Marital Property, Repayment of Marital Debts, and other required court documentation so that one can file their
pro se documents with confidence that they
have all the necessary paperwork.

CPS Is LGBQT friendly and we do not discriminate anyone based on their sex, gender identity, race, religion, etc.
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