North Shore Divorce Lawyer

Based in Evanston, Proudly Serving the North Shore

Stern Perkoski Mendez is a boutique divorce and family law firm located on the North Shore, with offices in downtown Evanston and Lake Forest. We are all so proud to serve the northern suburbs of Chicago, with clients in Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Lincolnwood, Northbrook, Northfield, Rogers Park, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka.

Our favorite thing about working on the North Shore is the sense of community. Our friends, family and colleagues live nearby, own local businesses and have graduated from local high schools and universities.

Since we understand the concerns of families in this area, we can provide you the legal representation you should expect from your North Shore divorce lawyer.

Our Philosophy on Divorce and Family Law

We understand how difficult the start of a divorce or family law case can be. No one plans on retaining a divorce attorney to handle their personal matters. Clients often are sad, confused, angry or just eager to wrap everything up as quickly as possible. There’s a lot of information available online, but it’s hard to figure out what matters and what doesn’t.

As your divorce lawyer, our job is simple: we provide guidance and answers. We tailor our legal representation to meet your needs, so you can be sure you are getting just the right amount of legal assistance.

If your case is amicable, we’ll discuss the benefits of mediation, out-of-court negotiation and collaborative law. If your case is headed to court, we’ll let you know early on and explain all of your options—as well as our strategy for obtaining the best possible outcome. During times of uncertainty, it’s important that we empower our clients, too.

What Makes Us Different?

Our goal is to make the legal process transparent for our clients, and clearly communicate each step of the way. We don’t like surprises, so we don’t like surprising our clients with large bills or extra litigation. That’s not the way family law should be practiced, and that’s not the way we practice.

We take the time to learn your top priorities, then help create the best personalized plan for you and your family. It’s what you deserve from your North Shore divorce lawyer.

Our North Shore Office Locations

Our North Shore offices are located in Evanston and Lake Forest, and we proudly serve the surrounding suburbs in Lake and Cook Counties. We proudly provide divorce, family law and estate planning services to clients in Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Lincolnwood, Northbrook, Northfield, Rogers Park, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka.

Evanston Office
500 Davis Street, Suite 1000
Evanston, Illinois 60201

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


Contact Our North Shore Divorce and Family Law Firm

Call Stern Perkoski Mendez at (847) 868-9584 or contact us for a free consultation or to learn more about our services. We are happy to meet with you at our office in downtown Evanston or in Lake Forest, or at another location.

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


“Shay was more than capable of handling my divorce, which involved several million dollars of property and other assets. She guided me in the right direction, not only helping me monetarily but also emotionally. Shay has the courage, compassion and knowledge to represent anyone in need of legal assistance.”

Gloria, Evanston

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