Your Trusted Advocate for All Types of Divorce
Led by Attorney Jonathan Merel, our family law firm has been serving the Chicagoland area since 2009. We are strong problem-solvers who can implement effective solutions to help you reach your goals. Whether you are filing for divorce, negotiating a child custody arrangement, or seeking to establish paternity, we know that your case is delicate and emotional. With your family’s future at stake, you deserve to work with a divorce attorney in Chicago who is ready to fight for you while remaining compassionate of your situation.
You will find this caliber of legal representation at the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. Regardless of the circumstances of your relationship with your spouse or partner, our firm is ready and able to help. We have handled it all, from simple and straightforward divorces resolved outside of court to extremely contentious divorces that require strategic litigation.
In addition to straightforward divorces, we also have experience with:
- Military divorces
- Same-sex divorces
- High net worth divorces
How to File for Divorce in Illinois
To get a divorce in Illinois, you must file a “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.” Once this document has been filed, you will have to serve the other party with divorce papers. Both partners may retain their own attorney to represent them through divorce proceedings, or you may choose to represent yourself; however, having a divorce lawyer on your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. No matter what type of divorce you are seeking, you can rest assured that our team has the knowledge and skill to represent you.