Do I Get A Domestic Relations Case Before A Judge?
- You must first decide why you want this matter to go
before a Judge. (What are you asking the Judge to do with your
- DuPage County Civil Department is now a mandatory
electronic filing system. You may use the i2file.net website
to do all civil filings.
- You will first need to register yourself with i2file.
Once you have registered you will log into your account with
the username and password you created. Write them down, as you
will need them every time you want to log into your account in
- On the i2file main menu you will see the
"scheduling presentment" option to choose your court
date. You must give enough time to meet the requirements of
the Supreme Court Rule 11 and the 18th Judicial Circuit Court
Rule 6.04 for service of the Notice of Motion and Petition (by
mail, you should allow at least five (5) Court days and for
service in person, three (3) days). You must be a party of
record on Notice of Motion for you once you have completed
filling out the scheduling presentment page.
- You will complete a Petition/Motion form
#2271-1 available online. State your reason for the relief
being sought. If you need additional space to explain your
reason to the Court attach form #2271-2 or an 8½x11
sheet of paper to the Petition.
- Fill in the case caption area. The names of the
Petitioner and the Respondent remain the same as when the
case was originally filed even if a party is now known by a
- Fill in your name, address, city and phone.
- Fill in your name, address and phone number in the
lower left hand corner of the form. If you are representing
yourself, check the "pro-se box to the right of your name"
- Sign your document.
- Keep your original document.
Once completed, you will scan your original Motion/Petition
into your computer Upload your document to your i2file
account. You will submit your document to the
clerk's office via i2file for approval ALL DOCUMENTS
MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT. You will receive an email confirmation
once your documents have been reviewed. Once approved, your
documents will be electronically file stamped and in your
i2file account for you to access and print
Make at least one (1) copy for each party being served
and one for your personal file.
If you are asking for modification of an order(s) of
court, a Comprehensive
Financial Statement form #3417 must be filled out and mailed
to the opposing parties (DO NOT FILE THE COMPREHENSIVE
FINANCIAL STATEMENT WITH THE CLERK)
You must appear in Court on your assigned court date.
Have copies of all documents with you, especially those that
are required to support the Petition that you have filed. The
Judge may want to see filed copies and the proof of service on
your Notice of Motion.