Law Offices of Jonathan Merel P.C.

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Simon graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1999 with Bachelor’s degree in English. He then obtained his Master of Education degree from DePaul University in 2003. Simon earned his Juris Doctor from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2009.

Simon has practiced exclusively in the field of domestic relations law since being admitted to the Bar in November 2009. Since that time, he has represented clients of varying financial and interpersonal complexities, and takes pride in helping them step away from the emotionality often associated with family law issues to promote their best interests. Simon possesses extensive experience in pre- and post-decree dissolution of marriage and parentage matters, including cases involving establishment/modification of maintenance (formerly known as alimony) and child support, valuation/allocation of assets and liabilities, allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly known as custody), parenting time, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Simon considers the complexity and unique nature of each client’s situation, and takes pride in helping the individual understand his or her options and working toward the best possible outcome, whether through out-of-court settlement negotiation or in-court litigation.

Prior to his legal career, Simon was an assistant editor of a scholarly journal and a middle school language arts teacher. Outside of work, Simon enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, watching college football, and listening to music on vinyl.

Simon is a current member of the Illinois State Bar Association.