The 20 Best Divorce Lawyers in Chicago
If you’re facing a divorce, having the right legal support on your side can make all the difference to the outcome. If you want to increase your chance of a favorable result, choosing an experienced, diligent lawyer with specialist knowledge of family law, divorce, and issues such as property division, spousal support, child custody, child maintenance, and similar issues is vital. If you’re a resident of Chicago or one of the surrounding communities, these are the 20 best divorce lawyers in Chicago to consider.
20. Eydie R. Vanderbosch – Law Office of Eydie R. Vanderbosch, Esq
Regardless of the challenges of the case, Eydie R. Vanderbosch offers tailored, experienced support designed to produce the most favorable outcome possible. A compassionate, dedicated lawyer with over 2 decades of legal experience, Vanderbosch offers exceptional representation to clients in Chicago in all aspects of family law, including contested and uncontested divorce, same-sex divorce, military divorce, equitable distribution, property distribution and settlements, child custody and support, alimony, pre-and postnuptial agreements and post-divorce modifications.
19. Patrick Nelson – Law Office of J. Patrick Nelson, PC
Patrick Nelson of Chicago-based law firm Law Office of J. Patrick Nelson, PC focuses his practice on divorce and family law, providing committed, dedicated representation to clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois in matters including collaborative law, contested divorce, military divorce, property division, same-sex divorce, spousal support & alimony, and uncontested divorce, as well as adoption, child custody, child support, father’s rights, guardianship & conservatorship, paternity, prenups & marital agreements, restraining orders, and same-sex family law.
18. Agnes Zielinski Olechno – Williams & Farmer, A Family Law Firm
Agnes Zielinski Olechn is an attorney at Williams & Farmer, A Family Law Firm, a leading matrimonial law firm serving Chicago and clients across Cook County, Lake, DuPage County, and Will County areas. Since beginning her career, Olechno has focused exclusively on divorce and family law matters, representing clients in matters such as contested/uncontested divorce, equitable distribution of marital property and assets, child custody and visitation, and child support. In addition to being awarded the Rising Star Award by SuperLawyers every year since 2016, Olechno has also achieved a ‘Superb’ rating through the online legal marketplace, Avvo.
17. Miriam Cooper – The Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC
As the founding partner of the divorce and family law firm, The Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates, LLC, Miriam Cooper offers tailored representation to clients in Chicago and the surrounding communities in divorce and family law matters, including child support, custody, property maintenance, division and pre/postnuptial agreements. An active and highly respected member of the law community, Cooper serves as President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers’ Association.
16. Fred A. Joshua – Fred A. Joshua, PC
As a dedicated family lawyer with almost 20 years of experience, Fred A. Joshua offers top-notch legal representation to residents of Chicago and the surrounding areas. A skilled mediator and litigator with an exemplary background in securing favorable outcomes through the use of tactical trial strategies, he offers representation in a wide variety of divorce and family law matters, including contested and uncontested divorce, alimony, and child custody.
15. Robert B. Buchanan – The Law Office of Robert B. Buchanan
As the founding partner of The Law Office of Robert B. Buchanan, Robert B. Buchanan offers representation in divorce and family law matters to clients in Chicago and throughout the surrounding areas. In addition to earning a top ranking of ’10:0′ on Justia, Buchanan’s professional achievements have also resulted in nomination to the ’10 Best in Client Satisfaction’ by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Focus areas include collaborative law, contested divorce, military divorce, property division, same-sex divorce, spousal support & alimony, and uncontested divorce, along with adoption, child custody, child support, father’s rights, guardianship and conservatorship, paternity, prenups & marital agreements, restraining orders, and same-sex family law.
14. Paul Chatzky – Law Offices of Paul Chatzky
Paul Chatzky is a top-rated divorce lawyer in Chicago offering specialized counseling and legal guidance in matters involving paternity, custody, visitation, child support, alimony, division of assets, post-decree modification, and enforcement disputes. Through the Law Offices of Paul Chatzky, he serves clients throughout Lake and Cook counties, including those in Chicago, Northfield, Rolling Meadows, Northbrook, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, Winnetka, Wheeling, Skokie, Palatine, Schaumburg, Tinley Park, Des Plaines, Deerfield, Glencoe, Techny, Park Ridge, Glenview, Elk Grove Village, Long Grove, Highland Park, Golf and Vernon Hills, Illinois. In recognition of his high professional standing, Chatzky, who offers bilingual counseling in both English and Spanish, has been awarded the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.
13. Dion U. Davi – Davi Law Group, LLC
As the principal and founding attorney of Chicago-based law firm Davi Law Group, LLC and a former prosecutor for the DuPage County Child Support Enforcement Division, Dion U. Davi has extensive experience in negotiating, settling, and litigating family law matters. Hie offers representation in a wide variety of divorce and family law cases, including those involving contested/uncontested divorce, dissolution of civil unions, maintenance and child support, division of property and assets, child custody and visitation, and out-of-state removal and representation of children. In recognition of his achievements, he has received numerous Distinguished Leadership and Meritorious Service Awards from the DuPage County Bar Association, along with the Pro Bono Attorney Service Award.
12. Monika M. Blacha – The Blacha Law Office LLC
As founder and managing partner at The Blacha Law Office LLC, Monika M. Blacha offers top-notch representation in matters concerning divorce, mediation and collaborative law, post-decree modifications, child custody, child support, spousal support, family issues, and division of assets. She offers representation to clients in both Naperville and Chicago, and throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will counties. Although she believes that most cases are best handled through mediation and negotiation, she is a trained and highly skilled litigator who will advocate aggressively on behalf of her clients in court when the other party is not open to negotiations.
11. Darran M. Barhaugh – The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C.
Since founding The Barhaugh Law Firm, P.C., Darran M. Barhaugh has focused his practice on matrimonial and family law, offering representation to clients in Chicago and the surrounding communities in a variety of divorce types (including contested divorce, uncontested divorce, and annulments) and family law matters such as custody disputes and child support. An active member of the legal community, Barhaugh serves as a member of the Will County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
10. Sean M. Hamann – Lake Toback DiDomenico
Sean M. Hamann is an award-winning lawyer and partner at the Chicago-based law firm Lake Toback DiDomenico. He offers representation to clients in Chicago and the wider area in matters such as family law and divorce, family law appeals, pre-and post-decree family law matters, child custody and support, complex asset valuation and division, prenuptial agreements, and high net worth divorces. In recognition of his accomplishments, he’s received the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and the designation of Rising Star by Thomson Reuters.
9. Mary E. Davis – The Law Office of Mary Davis, P.C.
As the founder and owner of The Law Office of Mary Davis, P.C., Mary E. Davis offers counseling and legal services to clients in Chicago and the wider area. With over 28 years of experience, Davis provides exceptional representation across a wide spectrum of divorce and family law matters, including spousal support, child custody, and distribution of assets. In recognition of her impeccable client service, Davis has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the American Institute of Family Law Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell.
8. Michael C. Craven – Harrison & Held, LLP,
Attorney Michael C. Craven is a partner with Harrison & Held, LLP, a highly regarded law firm with offices in both Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, as well as Naples, Florida, and Boulder, Colorado. Over his 30 years in practice, Craven has handled hundreds of cases, securing favorable outcomes for his clients in matters such as property and assets division, child custody, support and visitation, spousal support, and similar. He also provides guidance on estate planning matters both throughout and after the divorce process.
7. Douglas S. Ehrman – Douglas S. Ehrman
A highly skilled divorce attorney, Douglas S. Ehrman offers tailored representation to clients in Chicago and the surrounding communities in all aspects of divorce and family law, including contested and uncontested divorce, annulments, spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation, modifications of maintenance, distribution of marital property, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, enforcement and modification proceedings, same-sex marriage and divorce, and contempt of court proceedings. As an active member of the Illinois legal community, Ehrman serves with the Cook County Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
6. Jonathan N. Sherwell – Law Offices of Jonathan N. Sherwell
As the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Jonathan N. Sherwell, Jonathan N. Sherwell delivers award-winning representation to clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding areas. His practice is focused solely on divorce, domestic relations and family law matters, including contested/uncontested divorce, child support and visitation rights, property division, maintenance, and related issues. Sherwell is a highly regarded and active member of the Illinois legal community, holding membership with several local and state bar associations.
5. Kourosh Arami – Arami Law Office PC.
Named one of the best-rated divorce lawyers in Chicago by threebestrated.com, Kourosh Arami of Arami Law Office PC has successfully handled thousands of family and marriage lawsuits during his years in practice, securing a reputation as one of Chicago’s most respected advocates in the process. His practice areas include family law, child custody and support, modifications, parenting time, division of marital property, spousal maintenance and alimony, removal and relocation, grandparents’ rights, dissolution of a long-term marriage, and distribution of assets. Free initial consultations are available.
4. Jonathan Merel – Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C
Award-winning lawyer Jonathan Merel is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C, one of Illinois’ leading family law firms. He has successfully handled thousands of cases, including those involving ultra-high net divorce and disposed custody cases. His extensive experience and high standing in the Illinois legal community have led to national recognition through his selection to Leading Lawyer in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network and 10 Best Lawyers in Illinois by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Focus areas include spousal maintenance, child custody and support, annulments, civil unions, fathers’ rights, legal separation, orders of protection, prenuptial agreements, and property division.
3. Sean Chaudhuri – The Mehta Law Group
With over 20 years of experience in family law, Sean Chaudhuri, an attorney at the leading Chicago based law firm The Mehta Law Group, offers exceptional representation in a range of family law areas, including contested and uncontested divorce, high net worth divorce, child support, child custody, and visitations, legal separation, paternity, post-divorce/ parentage enforcement, property valuation and distribution, maintenance, and dissipation of assets.
2. Pamela J. Kuzniar – Haid and Teich, LLP
Pamela J. Kuzniar is a partner at Haid and Teich, LLP, a leading Chicago family law firm that specializes in providing creative, tailored representation to clients across Chicago and the surrounding communities. Since earning her license to practice in 1991, Kuzniar has developed a reputation as an astute, highly skilled negotiator and mediator who isn’t afraid to take a case to court if it serves her client’s interests. As an active member of the legal community, Kuzniar holds membership with the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, along with the Cook County Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
1. Henry D. Kass – MKFM Law, LLC
Henry D. Kass is a partner of the highly respected law family MKFM Law, LLC. Since obtaining his license to practice law, Kass has focused primarily on family law, guardianship, and domestic relations. He has extensive experience of trying cases before both a jury and the bench, along with exceptional skills as a negotiator and mediator. In addition to having served two terms as an Assembly Member to the Illinois State Bar Association, Kass is also a member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, the Illinois Bar Foundation, and the DuPage County Judicial Committee. He offers representation to clients in Chicago, along with residents of the wider counties of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, and Will.