*If you do not bring all of the information, there could be a delay in filing your case.*

Bring ALL of the following information to the Pro Se Divorce class:

  • Your address
  • How long you have lived in Illinois
  • How long your spouse has lived in Illinois
  • Your current age
  • Name and address of your employer
  • Your original last name and any former married names you have had
  • Your spouse’s current age
  • The address of your spouse (if you do not know the current address, bring the last known address and bring names, addresses and phone numbers of people that may know how to contact your spouse)
  • Name and address of your spouse’s employer
  • Date of the marriage/civil union
  • Place of the marriage/civil union
  • Date you and your spouse last separated
  • Whether your spouse is currently on active duty as a member of any of the Armed Forces of the United States of America?
  • Whether you or your spouse receive Social Security because of retirement or disability?
  • Whether you are pregnant?
  • Whether your spouse is pregnant?
  • Check stubs or other documents showing the amount of any income you or your spouse receives from any source.
  • A copy of the deed to any real estate you own or are buying; if you are buying real estate by contract for deed, bring a copy of the contract.
  • A copy of the last account statement for any pension/ retirement account either you or your spouse has.
  • A list of the personal property (furniture, jewelry, tools, etc.) you or you and your spouse have gotten since you got married.
  • A list of all financial accounts (savings, checking, certificates of deposit, brokerage, etc) you and your spouse have together and separately.
  • The make, model, year and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) for all vehicles owned by you and your spouse together or separately
  • A list of any personal property (cars, furniture, jewelry, tools, etc.) you owned before you got married, which your spouse has, and which you want back from your spouse
  • A list of all of the debts made by you, your spouse, or you and your spouse since the day you got married and which you still owe.
  • Information on any claims for money either of you have because you were injured.
  • Name and date of birth of all children you have or adopted with your spouse
  • Name and address of the person the children live with
  • The addresses for where the children have lived in the last 5 years.
  • The case number for any other case that involves your children and the county and state where it is filed.
  • The name and address of anyone besides you and your spouse that claims to have a right to have custody of or visitation with the children.
  • If you are going to be asking for support for adult children of the marriage that are in school or disabled, bring the documents you have about the cost of the schooling or the type of disability the adult child has.


MON – FRI | 8:00AM-4:00PM
1001 Walnut Street
P.O. Drawer 730
Murphysboro, IL 62966


Phone: 618-687-7300
Fax: 618-684-6378

Cell phones are not allowed in the building, except by staff and attorneys. A strict dress code is enforced in the courtroom; no ripped or torn clothing, no tank tops, no shorts, no hats and no bare midriffs.


All Civil and Criminal filings, which includes Juvenile and DUI filings, must be filed electronically (eFiled). This includes all pleadings, exhibits and transcripts. The only case types currently not eFiled are Traffic, Ordinance Violations, Conservation and Civil Law Violations.


Do-It-Yourself Divorce Class