We’re changing the way divorce and family law are practiced.

Stern Perkoski Mendez is a boutique divorce and family law firm in Evanston, Chicago and Lake Forest. Our divorce lawyers and estate planning attorneys represent clients in divorce litigation, high net worth divorce, negotiated divorce settlements, attorney-assisted mediation, collaborative law, child support, alimony, sole and joint custody, property division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, estate planning and asset protection.

What Makes Us Different

We understand that most of our clients never expected to have to hire a lawyer—much less a divorce and family law firm.

That’s why we take the responsibility of being your divorce lawyer so seriously and guide you through the legal process with exceptional expertise, both in and out of the courtroom.

At Stern Perkoski Mendez, our goal is to reinvent the way law firms normally operate—through transparency, clear communication and client education. We explain every step of the divorce process. Our clients' needs and wishes are top priority. And we work hard to ensure there are no billing surprises.

Our exclusive focus on family law and estate planning gives you a superior degree of skill and proficiency in every case. Learn more about our firm.

Stern Perkoski Mendez is proud to have received the following awards and honors:

Joshua E. Stern

Rated by Super Lawyers

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Joshua E. Stern | Emerging Lawyer in Chicago and Evanston
Best Divorce Lawyers in Chicago | Stern Perkoski Mendez

We have been quoted in the following publications:

U.S. News & World Report
The Washington Post

About Our Attorneys

Stern Perkoski Mendez has seven full-time lawyers providing legal counsel in the areas of divorce, family law, estate planning and asset protection. All have dedicated their careers to helping families through difficult transitions and acting as a source of stability throughout the legal process.

We pride ourselves on deft courtroom advocacy and superior drafting. We fight vigorously for our clients in court—but firmly believe that the best path is to encourage amicable resolutions whenever possible.

With expertise navigating the courts in Cook, Lake, Will and DuPage counties, we are experienced in handling family law cases with results-oriented and cost-effective legal representation.

Meet our attorneys 

Our boutique family law firm is based in Evanston, Chicago and Lake Forest. We serve clients across Cook County and the North Shore, as well as Lake and Will Counties.


“Nancy saved my life! She is knowledgeable, efficient and always looked out for my best interest. I highly recommend Nancy; she is simply the best!”

Christie K., Highland Park


1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 800
Evanston, Illinois 60201

161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60601

250 E. Illinois Road, Suite 200
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

(847) 868-9584

For a free consultation, call Stern Perkoski Mendez at (847) 868-9584 or contact us.