The Legal Guidance You Need &
the Personal Attention You Deserve
At the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., we specialize in providing legal services to our clients in all aspects of divorce and family law. Attorney Jonathan Merel, who has made his reputation as an accomplished attorney through the practice of family law, founded the firm in 2009 after practicing for many years at another family law firm. Jonathan, his associate attorneys, and the firm’s staff take great pride in affording clients the attention they deserve and obtaining the results they expect from one of the elite family law firms in the Chicagoland area.
With our main office located in downtown Chicago and a convenient suburban office location in Skokie, the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. practices in all counties within the Chicago vicinity.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., our lawyers believe that the best result in any family law matter is achieved through a negotiated settlement if possible. Though divorce, custody, and other family law proceedings are often adversarial in nature, we recognize that the parties must continue to engage each other long after the case is complete, especially if custody and/or support issues are involved.
We are skilled negotiators who understand how to achieve and prepare negotiated settlements dealing with complex financial, property, custody, visitation, and support issues.
Our goal is to enable you to:
- Move forward with your life
- Carry on respectful interactions with your family
- Avoid future litigation costs
Unafraid of the Courtroom
While settlement is always the preferred result in any family law proceeding, litigation is often a reality. The attorneys at our firm are impassioned and knowledgeable litigators, always prepared to fight in court to obtain favorable results for our clients.
We promote a cost-effective approach to litigation and are keenly aware of the value of each dollar to our clients. Therefore, we approach each step in the litigation process with a clear goal in mind and only utilize the courts when necessary.
Honest & Clear Communication
It has become undeniable that we live in a litigious society. Even with simple tasks like getting a new credit card or signing up for an email list, you are bombarded with legal jargon. In divorce and family law matters, things can get really convoluted to a lay person.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., we certainly can’t change the way the world works, but we can try to bring some simplicity into your life by sharing information that many family law firms may not tell you.
One thing you need to know about our legal system is there are no “easy wins” or “short cuts,” and most things are not cut and dry. Every family is unique, as is their legal situation. Though guidelines and parameters within the law exist to establish boundaries, applying them is not always simple.
Many family law firms will tell you anything you want to hear in order to to earn your business. A red flag characteristic of unscrupulous law firms would be to "promise" or "guarantee" you anything. In reality, there is no way for any attorney to unequivocally guarantee a client’s wishes or requests unless and until both parties mutually agree to terms and a court approves their agreement.
Now, this is not to say your attorney should be completely ambivalent about the likely direction of your case. Trustworthy family law firms will use their experience to predict what may happen, not guarantee an outcome. That is what we do at the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. Our team will provide honest and clear communication so that you understand what is being done to help you.
We look forward to helping you achieve your goals! Call us at (312) 487-2795 to get started.
“Melissa was a terrific advocate for me”- Andrew
“Jonathan and his team are everything you want in a lawyer.”- BCT
“I would recommend Merel for a stress-free and fair experience.”- Sathya
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