Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.

Jonathan Merel

Managing Principal

Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.

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Experienced Chicago lawyer Jonathan Merel advocates for clients in divorce and family law matters, including through trial, when necessary, and settlement negotiations. His practice areas include:

>> Alimony / maintenance
>> Annulment
>> Child custody & visitation
>> Civil unions
>> Divorce
>> Fathers' rights
>> Legal separation
>> Orders of protection
>> Prenuptial & post-nuptial agreements
>> Property division

Jonathan founded The Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. in 2009 after gaining valuable experience from working at many other firms throughout the Chicagoland area. He has obtained many favorable outcomes for clients in multi-million dollar estates and complex or contested custody, or "allocation of parental responsibilities," lawsuits.

Attorney Merel has gained respect from his peers in the legal community as well as local judges for his ability to settle complicated divorce and custody proceedings. He is a zealous litigator with a history of outstanding results for clients.

Jonathan’s philosophy is to build trusting relationships founded on a sound legal strategy, compassion, and open communication. Jonathan has an impressive track record of protecting his clients’ best interests and helping them meet their legal goals. Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. online today!

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Family Law Alimony, Annulment, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Support, Child Welfare, Civil Unions, Cohabitation Agreements, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Divorce, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Relations, Domestic Torts, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Fathers Rights, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Grandparents Custody, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Interstate Support, Legal Separation, Marital Agreements, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements, Matrimonial Law, Military Divorce, Name Changes, No Fault Divorce, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Paternity, Post Divorce Modification, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, Surrogacy Law, Termination of Parental Rights, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Visitation Rights


  • Illinois

Employment History

  • Managing Principal | Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.

    2009 -


  • Juris Doctorate | Chicago-Kent College of Law

    1999 - 2002

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | University of Wisconsin-Madison

    1995 - 1999

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  • Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

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