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. Turn around time is usually one week, and in some instances,your case
can be heard before a judge within two weeks after you file. However, not everyone can be this lucky, but we provide your typed paperwork fast to get your case
heard just as 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.

CPS cares about our clients, and will not accept your case if we feel you should seek the advice of an attorney FIRST. We want the very best for our clients, and if that
means loosing your business to an attorney, then that's ok, as long as you get the necessary legal help you need.
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FILING FOR A DIVORCE OR LEGAL SEPARATION
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, 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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NAME CHANGE
PARENTING AGREEMENTS, QDRO'S, ETC
CPS can assist consumers with the preparation of their other family law documents which include, but not limited to: Prenuptial Agreements, Legal Separation Agreement,
Parenting Agreement, Paternity Affidavits, QDRO's, Pre/Post Marital Agreement, etc.

Cook county cases must be e-filed now, so let us help you create your own e-file account for your divorce case to get your documents uploaded and filed quickly.

CPS can work with both parents if they agree on property distribution, child arrangements, spousal maintenance and child support amounts.