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About me

I focus my practice in family law, which includes dissolution, paternity, post-decree modifications, custody, child support, adoptions, and juvenile matters, primarily in Lake and Porter Counties.  I also devote part of my practice to appeals in family law matters to the Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court.

I also serve in the capacity of a Guardian Ad Litem, representing the best interests of children, in family law matters.  As well, I have been trained as a Parenting Time Coordinator through the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts (AFCC), and enjoy the opportunity to assist families in difficult and high-conflict parenting situtations.

I believe that we can help clients get through difficult situations by communicating with them frequently, and always focusing on resolving matters informally before resorting to litigation.  However, when litigation becomes necessary, moving in that direction with a client who is involved and knowledgeable is always my goal.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Prenuptials: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($225-275/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Karl Edward Hand

    I endorse this lawyer. Jill is knowledgeable and professional when working on contested issues.


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  • Julie Stephens

    Jill is highly respected amongst attorneys in our location and is one of the most sought after GALs. She is organized, timely and places the best interests of the children as her highest priority at all times.


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Contact info

Sterba & Swope, LLP

425 West Lincoln Highway
Schererville, IN, 46375


INActive In Good Standing199507/03/2016
ILVoluntarily Inactive199505/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Family MediatorIndiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education2011
Pro Bono Service Award / 176 HoursFirst District Pro Bono Commission2007
Parenting Time CoordinatorAssociation of Family and Conciliatory Courts2004
Certified Family Law SpecialistIndiana State Bar2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSterba & Swope, LLP2007 - Present
Associate / PartnerWieser & Sterba / Wieser Sterba & Wyllie, LLP1995 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women Lawyers Association, Inc.Member1997 - Present
Lake County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember1996 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationBoard of Managers2001 - 2003
Women Lawyers Association, Inc.Recording Secretary1999 - 2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Valparaiso UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1992