Review the complete packet before you start to fill out the forms. Each form has instructions on how to fill out and is followed by the blank form for you to fill out. Make a list of the documents you will need for your particular case and take those forms out and set them aside.
Once you have filled out all of the necessary forms, make sure the forms that require notarization have been notarized and make sure you have original needed documents (such as birth certificate, consent letters, death certificate). Once you have completed all of your paperwork and you are sure to have everything that you need, you will take all of your paperwork to:
Clerk of the Probate Court
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington, Room 1202
Chicago, IL 60602
The steps to follow will depend on your particular circumstances.