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Financial Matters : Packets

The following Self Help packets and supplements are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Supplements include forms guides as well as forms. The forms guide is for use only in filling out the forms. For more information about what these forms mean or are used for, consult the appropriate Self Help packet

To read and print the PDF versions of the Self Help packets you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This program is free and can be downloaded by clicking on the button below. Installation instructions for Adobe Acrobat Reader for each type of computer system are also included at the site.

If you decide to file a matter in court and would like the court to consider waiving the costs of the procedure because of your limited income,  please see the application to sue as a poor person found under Individual Forms.

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Credit Card Abuse (PDF Document)

Identity Theft (PDF Document)

Payday Reform (PDF Document)

Debtor Exemptions (PDF Document)

1. Your rights as a debtor in Illinois
Click here to download

2. Your rights as a debtor in Illinois - Supplement
Click here to download

3. Your credit history/report
Click here to download

4. Your rights as a consumer in Illinois
Click here to download


If you can’t find the information you are looking for here try going to:
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Tools for legal aid advocates
Tools for volunteer attorneys

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