630-891-2478

Will County Divorce Court

Contact Us Today

12th Judicial Circuit Court

14 W Jefferson St., Joliet, Illinois 60432

The Will County Divorce Courthouse is located in Joliet, Illinois.  The current Will County Divorce Courthouse is located at 14 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL and ground recently broke on the new courthouse which will be located just next to the existing building. It is the tall glass building in the above picture.

All divorce and parenting cases for all cities within Will County are heard at the Will County Divorce Courthouse.  There currently are no additional field courts beyond 14 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL that oversee family/divorce and parenting matters.

Will County Divorce Courthouse Parking

There are several parking lots surrounding the Will County Divorce Courthouse in Joliet, IL.  There are also several parking lots and garages near the Will County Divorce Courthouse.  Check out the map below to locate the nearest or most convenient parking lot from your location.

Please note that you should have change, cash, or a credit card to pay for limited hourly parking.  If you park

within a parking garage or the lots immediately adjacent to the Courthouse, you will pay the attendant, likely in cash only, and from the parking garage you will need to walk approximately 3 blocks to the Will County Divorce Courthouse on Jefferson Street.  If you park near the Library or in any of the parking lots approximately 1 block

from the Will County Divorce Courthouse, you will need to find a pay station like the one pictured below to print a parking ticket and display it on your dashboard.  Depending on when you arrive for court, there may be limited parking and a long

line of people at the pay station.  Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before your court appearance to be able to locate parking, pay, and display your paid parking ticket. Remember to display your parking ticket on your car's dashboard or you will receive either a parking ticket or risk being towed. 

Will County Divorce Courthouse Parking Locations

Will County Divorce Courthouse Pay Station

Will County Divorce Courthouse Parking Receipt to Display

Will County Divorce Courthouse Judges

All Family, Divorce, and Paternity courtrooms at the Will County Courthouse are currently located on the 3rd floor.  Upon entry to the courthouse, you will enter the area for elevators.  Take the elevator to the third floor to find your courtroom.  It is always a good idea to know your judge assignment.  To double check or confirm, you can currently visit this site to learn of the family/divorce and paternity judge courtroom assignments.

Will County Divorce Court Electronic Filing

Filing at the Will County Divorce Courthouse still takes place in person, however, you might be referred to a computer to file electronically. Our preferred e-file system is Greenfiling, however, there are many electronic filing systems that you can use and explore without having to travel to 14 W Jefferson St., Joliet, IL.

Tips for our Clients Scheduled to Appear at the Will County Divorce Courthouse

Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled court appearance.  It will take time to wait in line to be screened by security.  Often, at the Will County Courthouse, the line is out the door and down Jefferson Street.  The line, however, moves quickly.  Note that you will need to stay to the left if you have a bag or purse to be screened.  All others will stay to the right to be screened by security.  Cell phones and camara phones are not permitted in the courthouse.

Take the elevator to the third floor and Erin Birt will meet you outside your assigned courtroom approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled court appearance.  There are benches along the hallway and corridors for you to sit and conference.  Our attorney will check you in with the clerk so you do not have to worry about entering the courtroom or approaching the clerk until after you speak with Erin Birt.

Please arrive in business casual attire for your court appearance.  You do not have to wear a suit if that is not customary for you.  It is preferred that you do not wear jeans or open toed shoes while in Court. If you are to testify during your court appearance, Erin or our paralegal will have prepared you during an in-person meeting, a remote online meeting, or over the phone at least 24 - 48 hours prior to the court appearance. Contact our office with any questions about appearing before your judge at the Will County Courthouse.

Jitters Coffee Shop

178 N Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois 60432

Interior of Jitters Coffee Shop

Looking for the cafeteria at the the Will County Divorce Courthouse?

You will be hard-pressed to find the cafeteria at the current Will County Divorce Courthouse. There isn't one.  There is, however, and area with vending machines and a few tables on the first floor. Perhaps when the new courthouse is open, there will be a cafeteria on site.  For now, if you want coffee or a bite to eat before or after your court appearance, you will need to walk a few blocks to Jitters Coffee Shop located at 178 N Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois.  Once inside, you will be greeted by the friendly staff and view the wonderful bakery display case.  You will find cupcakes, muffins, breakfast sandwiches and more. Throughout there are plenty of tables and living room style seating.

Contact us today to discuss how we can best work with you to resolve your divorce or parenting case and handle all court matters at the Will County Divorce Courthouse.  We can even meet at Jitters or remotely to discuss our handling of your Will County Family Law case.

Sample

Aenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur. Donec sed odio dui. Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit amet non magna. Nulla vitae elit libero, a pharetra augue. Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas.

Sample

Aenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur. Donec sed odio dui. Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit amet non magna. Nulla vitae elit libero, a pharetra augue. Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor. Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas.