Jonathan Merel is an experienced attorneyand litigator who advocates forhis clients... more
Jonathan Merel is an experienced attorneyand litigator who advocates forhis clients in allfamily lawproceedings, including settlement negotiations and trials. Jonathan founded The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.in early 2009. Prior to starting the firm,Jonathan worked at another Chicago-based family law practice for many years.onathan has a great deal of experience in obtaining favor... view profile
Attorney Sheryl Rae Ghezzi developed her early experience as a trial attorney into a... more
Attorney Sheryl Rae Ghezzi developed her early experience as a trial attorney into a private boutique practice that concentrates on complex financial, family law and child custody litigation. Ms Ghezzi has over 27 years of experience addressing the unique issues involved in divorce, valuation and division of property, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, children's educational exp... view profile
Admitted to Illinois Bar in June 2013 after moving to the greater Chicago area from... more
Admitted to Illinois Bar in June 2013 after moving to the greater Chicago area from Florida. Previously practiced law in Florida for 12 years and in Indiana for 20 years. Admitted to the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. In Florida served on the Board and as Treasurer of the Florida Association for Women... view profile
In addition to almost 10 years of litigation (trial) work, I am trained as follows: -... more
In addition to almost 10 years of litigation (trial) work, I am trained as follows: -collaborative law -mediator -child representative -guardian ad litem -appeals prosecution -appeals defense My husband and our two children live in the suburbs of Chicago and enjoy concerts and yoga in our "spare" (what's that?) time...
I am a QDRO Attorney. I have worked in the area of retirement plans for more than 10... more
I am a QDRO Attorney. I have worked in the area of retirement plans for more than 10 years. A QDRO or any other similar document used to divide retirement benefits in a divorce is a complex document that requires sophisticated knowledge of retirement plans. Although the division of retirement assets occurs in the context of a divorce, the implementation of the division via a QDRO requires solid... view profile
I have been an attorney for nearly 30 years. During the past 20 years, I have... more
I have been an attorney for nearly 30 years. During the past 20 years, I have concentrated in the practice of family law, including divorce, paternity, child custody, visitation, child support, grandparents’ rights, orders of protection and post-decree matters. I am a veteran of many family law cases and trials in which I have represented clients of diverse backgrounds and financial means wh... view profile
Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.