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Filing for Divorce in Chicago

Seek Aggressive, Client-Focused Representation

Divorce is undoubtedly one of the most stressful and emotional experiences a person can go through. There are a lot of decisions to make along the way – decisions that could impact you, your partner, and your children for years to come.

Rest assured that the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. has what it takes to resolve your divorce in a fair and favorable manner.

Our divorce attorneys can assist with every aspect of your case, including:

We have handled numerous divorce cases in Chicago since our firm was founded in 2009. Our team has successfully represented individuals throughout Chicagoland and we look forward to serving you next.


Contact us online or call (312) 487-2795 to get started on your case with a free 20-minute consultation.


How to File for Divorce in Illinois

To get a divorce in Chicago, you must file a pleading entitled “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. Having a divorce attorney on your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

Types of Divorce in Illinois

No matter what type of divorce you are seeking, rest assured that our team has the knowledge and skill to represent you every step of the way.

Your divorce can be:

  • Contested: Wherein the partners do not agree on the terms of divorce and require court intervention to come to a final resolution
  • Uncontested: Wherein the partners are relatively amicable and can agree on most aspects of the divorce

Regardless of the circumstances of your relationship with your divorcing spouse, the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. is able to help. We have handled it all, from the simple and straightforward divorces resolved outside of the court to the extremely contentious divorces that require litigation.

In addition to straightforward divorces, we also have experience handling:

  • Military divorces
  • Same-sex divorces
  • High net worth divorces

Work with Our Team of Experienced Professionals

At the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., we are skilled divorce lawyers who counsel and advocate for clients enduring a difficult and stressful period in their lives. We are sensitive and responsive to our clients’ needs, and adept at crafting creative legal and negotiation strategies to achieve the client’s desired results.


Schedule your free consultation with us by calling (312) 487-2795 today.


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