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Courtney Shillington Mehta

Divorce and separation Attorney at Joliet, IL

4.9   51 reviews

also known as Courtney Mehta

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Courtney Mehta graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2011. During law school Courtney spent her summers clerking for a Family Law firm.  After passing the bar,  Courtney began her career working for Mitchell Law Group in Joliet, Illinois.  

 

In 2016,  Courtney joined Henderson Law & Mediation Center, now Henderson & Mehta Law and Mediation Center.  At Henderson & Mehta Law & Mediation Center, Courtney concentrates her practice in the areas of Divorce,  Separation, Parental Allocation (formerly known as Custody), Guardianship, and Adoption.  Courtney is also on the Will County Mediation and Guardian ad Litem lists. She is frequently appointed in those capacities.  Courtney is currently a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Will County Bar Association where she serves as the Co-Chair of the Guardian ad Litem Committee.  Courtney has presented on a Guardian ad Litem panel and on the Best Interests of the Minor Children.

 

Courtney is currently a working Mother of two children. She lives in Naperville, Illinois with her husband and children.

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Courtney Shillington Mehta
23 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL, 60432

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Posted by Patricia | January 11, 2024
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Outstanding attorney, terrific staff!
I was fortunate to have had Courtney Mehta agree to represent me as my divorce attorney after a horrendous experience with another attorney. Courtney is an intelligent, diligent, and thoughtful person. Courtney and her excellent staff worked tirelessly on the complexities of my case, and as a result, I was very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Courtney!
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Posted by Scott | May 16, 2023
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Highly Recommend. Quick to respond.
Courtney and her team have stepped us through the process on several legal matters. Originally working with us to gain guardianship of our disabled adult son. Then gave excellent advise on dealing with his divorce. Also helped us on the annual reviews required by the state.
Posted by Peter | May 15, 2023
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Great divorce attorney
Courtney was very attentive and informative to any questions or needs I had. She made a difficult situation as easy as possible for me. I would definitely recommend her services
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2022
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Services rendered
It was reassuring to know that my case and outcome were of high priority. I was not able to attend over half of the court dates and the communication prior to each court date and post communication was great. Courtney made sure that we aligned on what I wanted and needed before ever responding to opposing counsel. Thank you!
Posted by Randy | October 9, 2022
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Great Experience
Dealing with the court is never fun, but it helps when you have an honest lawyer that is really there to help you make the experience as fast as possible and less expensive than I had experienced in the past. I have dealt with lawyers that seem to drag it out as long as possible. This wasn't the case with Courtney. I highly recommend Courtney Mehta if you are in the need of a divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Brendan | May 26, 2022
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Extremely Competent Attorney and Staff
In order to support my desired retirement date, I had to return back to court to modify an existing court order requiring me to continue making payments to my ex-wife. I had an initial consultation with Courtney, and she explained the possible outcomes of my request. Based on our discussion, I felt Courtney was the person to represent me. Courtney and her staff were instrumental in navigating me through the process and helping me achieve my goal of getting the court order modified to allow me to retire without the burden of any additional payments to my ex-wife. Effective communication with your attorney is essential when dealing with a desired end date, and it is even more critical when factoring in all of the COVID related limitations. Courtney and her staff provided me with prompt updates on developments with my case as well as with any of my emails, phone calls, and billing status. Courtney's experience and demeanor kept me at ease throughout the process, as a result I am now enjoying my retirement to the fullest! I highly recommend Courtney Mehta and her staff.
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Posted by Brandi | May 24, 2022
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The best of the best!
Courtney, went over and beyond to make my case as painless as possible. She puts the children first and very knowledgeable. She knew every answer to every question I had. Courtney also made sure not to take every penny she could from me. She was very compassionate as well as did everything by the books to ensure the best results! The best in Will County! If needed, I will use her in the future. I highly recommend and ALWAYS recommend when someone is searching for the best family attorney!!
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Posted by Raymond | April 29, 2022
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Couldn't pick a better Attorney for my Divorce!
Please if anyone needs a well professional Attorney, Courtney Shillington she is off the chain. Thank you my Attorney.
Posted by Robert | April 13, 2022
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Great experience
I always thought of hiring an attorney to be a stressful situation. Courtney made the process very easy and I will definitely be hiring her again if the situation arises.
Posted by Alexa | March 29, 2022
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Great Lawyer
Courtney helped me through a very stressful time in my life and made everything as smooth as possible for me. She explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions. We ended up with great results on the case. Highly recommend!
Posted by Derek | February 6, 2022
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Courtney is the Best!
There is not a better divorce attorney around, and I am forever grateful to have found Courtney when I did. After meeting several attorneys, I walked into Courtney’s office frustrated, scared and mad. Courtney walked me through the whole process and told me that I was going to feel better when it’s all over…”yeah right!” But from her confidence, I knew she was the attorney for me. Throughout the process Courtney and Wendy were thoughtful, thorough and always had my emotional and financial interests top of mind. Questions and concerns were answered in a very timely manner, even when I would continually repeat myself. And now that it's over, she was right. I feel way better than expected. I highly recommend Courtney for she is an excellent attorney, and genuinely a good person.
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Posted by Grant | November 8, 2021
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Thankful!!
My case was very difficult due to the non cooperation of my ex and the situation surrounding my daughter. Courtney handled my case with a no nonsense and an appropriately aggressive approach that was much needed in this particular situation. She was extremely helpful and any questions I had she explained clearly. I would highly recommend Courtney Mehta and her firm for your family law needs!!
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Posted by Rebecca | September 2, 2021
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Best decision made
I had a very ugly case with my son’s father for over 6 years. She was referred to me by a friend. I needed someone to fight for my son and see him and me more than pocket change. Courtney, not only cares about her clients and their children, but she is beyond intelligent. I’ve never met a lawyer who has a way with words. I’ve always had problems in the past with getting a hold of my other lawyer. This was not the case with Courtney. She was always available and quick to respond. She is very honest and doesn’t string you along or make false promises. Working with her is the greatest paralegal team who was always available as well and fights just as hard. Wendy is the best paralegal there is out there. They turned my case around for the best and worked with me in every way possible. They are the most genuine legal group and I’m so grateful for their services provided. My case was beyond upside down when I first hired her because I put my trust in a lawyer who kept making false promises. Courtney doesn’t do that. Highly recommend for so many reasons.
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Posted by AmandaB | July 29, 2021
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Courtney is worth your time
Courtney was referred to me by a friend of a friend and I couldn’t be more happy. She was professional throughout the entire process and I also appreciate how well she listened to what it is I was wanting and expecting. I also appreciate how quickly she responds to any call or email I have sent and was able to answer all my questions with confidence.
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Posted by Shannon | June 9, 2021
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Best Lawyer around
Courtney was extremely professional from the consultation until my divorce was finalized. She guided me through the entire process, answered questions quickly and were able to finalize everything before my court date. Once court came around, she was able to ensure all paperwork was given to the judge ahead of time for review and we only needed one court date! It was such a relief. I highly recommend Courtney Mehta as your attorney in Family Law. She genuinely cares for her clients, polite, kind and very professional.
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Posted by Mike | February 1, 2021
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Professional Navigator through the Legal System
I hired Courtney the day I met her at her office. She handled my divorce and later on I hired her again to handle my Maintenance Modification. I went back to Courtney because I was happy with the results from my divorce and she handled my modification in the same manner, Professionally! She was always working in my favor and was always willing to answer my questions through out both cases. Besides Courtney the law office personal were outstanding, especially Wendy. Recommend this firm highly!
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Posted by Dan | September 7, 2020
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Highly Recommend!
I can’t begin to say enough about Courtney and her team! She takes the time to answer all questions and explain everything in terms that can be understood without a law degree, she helped to reach a very fair settlement for me. I had a free hour long consultation with her and immediately retained her. Her retainer was very reasonable and their were not hidden fees for every little thing. I would highly recommend to anyone and would not hesitate to retain her again if I needed an attorney. Thank you Courtney
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Posted by Christina | September 2, 2020
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Amazing.
The only attorney you’ll ever need! She’s just amazing! I hired her in 2013 and again 2019 for child custody. Through my stressful moments, Courtney and Wendy has always been there for me. Courtney knows how to approach a situation and what tactics to take. Shes very honest and realistic. Her guidance has given me much relief during my stress and frustration. I wouldn’t have made it through court without her. My child’s best interest and care was in safe hands.
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Posted by Jeanne | July 16, 2020
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Absolutely 5 stars
Courtney was incredibly patient, professional, and always made me feel that I was her top priority. She handled my case with excellent care and concern for me and my family and I am forever grateful.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2020
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Excellent to work with
extremely patient, understanding, reassuring, and empathetic. Offered all the information and support needed during my divorce.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Henderson & Mehta Law and Mediation Center
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Henderson Law & Mediation Center
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mitchell Law Group
  • 2011 - 2016

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2011
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Relocation Granted by Court
  • Client was granted permission to move out of state with minor child.
  • Successful Child Support Extension
  • Client secured extended child support for their disabled adult child.
  • Guardianship Terminated
  • Guardianship was terminated on behalf of client restoring his full parental rights.
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Associations

  • Will County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair of Guardian ad Litem Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Dean's List
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2011
  • Dean's List
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Guardian ad Litem-Investigations for Guardian ad Litems
  • 2021
  • Masters in Mediation Class
  • Masters in Mediation Class
  • 2019
  • Psychologist Office
  • Changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act
  • 2018
  • Will County Bar Association Guardian ad Litem Commitee
  • Best Interests of the Minor Children
  • 2015
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Guardian ad Litem Panel
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (23)
Endorse Courtney
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Courtney is smart and professional. She is able to locate and focus on the issues quickly. Furthermore, she is a problem solver. She offers practical solutions while maintaining the dignity of her client and the profession."
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the good fortune of working with Ms. Shillington Mehta in many matters, often in heavily contested hearings, and I have found her to consistently be of the highest caliber in terms of her ethics, zealous advocacy and professional knowledge."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Courtney is an intelligent, hard-working advocate. She is always on top of her cases and dilligently works to do what is best for her client."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Courtney to any potential client; other than being a very strong and zealous advocate for her clients she is extremely sharp and quick-thinking. I am impressed by her abilities."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is honest, straightforward and an excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart and caring. She is well respected and honest."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Joliet Divorce and separation Lawyer Courtney Shillington Mehta
Courtney Shillington Mehta
Divorce and separation Attorney
Joliet, IL
Licensed for 12 years
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