Family/Domestic Relations Law

Family law refers to rules, regulations, and court procedures involving the family unit and domestic matters. Court may be held at: The Daley Center, (50 West Washington), Chicago, IL or 555 West Harrison, Chicago IL

JEP lawyers working on Family/Domestic Relations Law provide services that may include:

  • Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)
  • Marital Settlement Agreement (“MSA” division of assets/property/debts)
  • Spousal support (Maintenance)
  • Parenting time (Visitation)
  • Custody (allocation of parental responsibilities)
  • Establishing paternity
  • Child support-initial order and modification
  • Premarital/prenuptial agreement (“prenup”)
  • Modification to orders/judgments
  • Shunte Goss

    Law Offices of Shunte S. Goss

    www.shuntegossesq.com

    Shunte‘ S. Goss is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and an alumnus of the JEP. Shunte’ attended and received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University. She graduated with a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and went directly to work in private practice. Prior to law school, Shunte‘ worked with individuals in many different areas. She gained experience in problem solving as well as working through confrontational issues with individuals of all walks of life. Shunte‘ brings this experience to her private practice with focuses in Estate Planning and Family Law. Shunte’ will take the time to understand each client’s unique situation and specific needs. She will research the facts as well as the law, and advise clients on all of their options. Shunte‘ genuinely cares about her clients. She is committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice and support during what is often an emotionally-charged time in clients’ lives. Shunte’ is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. She can be reached at (708) 794-8559 or lawhelp@shuntegossesq.com.


  • Lisette Serrano

    Serrano Legal Solutions, LLC

    www.serranolegalsolutions.com

    Lisette Serrano is an alumni member of the JEP. Lisette received her B.A. from National Louis University in 2008 and her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2013. Prior to law school, Lisette received her Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate in 1995 and has worked as a family law paralegal for the past 15 years. During law school Lisette interned at, and was Vice President of, The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic where she assisted people faced with discrimination in housing. Lisette also interned at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic where she gained experience dealing with Orders of Protection. Lisette has seen the difficulties and frustrations faced by both lawyers and litigants, and has observed the many inequities that are part of the system. Lisette formed Serrano Legal Solutions, LLC, which focuses on family law, in 2014. She also volunteers her time at the Legal Assistance Foundation and CARPLS. Lisette can be reached at (708) 552-0823 or lisette@serranolegalsolutions.com.


  • Latoyia Kimbrough

    The Law Office of Latoyia Kimbrough

    Latoyia Kimbrough is a native of Cook County, IL, who grew up in Englewood. She has a passion for the law and seeks to provide those who would otherwise go unrepresented with real legal services at affordable prices. Latoyia helps families going through difficult times, including divorces and custody disputes, by providing thoughtful counsel and caring advice at all times, and zealous advocacy when necessary. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from North Central College and graduated Cum Laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law. While in law school, Attorney Kimbrough worked as a legal extern for the Illinois Innocence Project and clerked with a Cook County Circuit Court Judge, where she assisted in researching legal issues and questions of law in the Criminal Department.  After passing the bar in February 2015, Attorney Kimbrough worked with a solo family law and criminal law practitioner. She has also worked  with the Chicago Teachers Union in their Labor Law department. Latoyia can be reached at (773) 234-5029 or Latoyia.Kimbrough@gmail.com.


  • Shegun Obafemi

    The Law Offices of Obafemi, P.C.

    www.obafemilaw.com

    Shegun Obafemi attended the University of Vienna, where he studied political Science before moving to the United States.  In the US, Shegun attended Northeastern Illinois University and went on to receive his JD from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. Shegun practices law to act on his belief in helping low income people gain access to justice. While in law school, Shegun worked at the People’s Law Office in Chicago where he helped defend demonstrators arrested in Chicago for protesting the Iraq war. Shegun also worked at West Town Community Law Office. After law school, Shegun worked for the City of Chicago Law Department prosecuting Department of Streets and Sanitation violations and Building Code violations. Shegun practices in family law, wills and estate planning, and real estate. Shegun can be reached at 312-659-4681 or sobafemi@obafemilaw.com.


  • Janice Dantes

    Attorney at Law

    janice.dantes.co

    Janice Dantes, JEP alumnus, is a solo practitioner focused on practice areas affecting families namely, estate planning, real estate, family law, and immigration.  As a proud Filipino-American lawyer with humble beginnings at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, she is committed to serving her fellow kababayan with their legal issues.  As a board member of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA), she hopes to continue promoting the interests of Filipino-American attorneys and also pave the way for young Filipinos interested in a legal career. Janice completed her undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and received her JD from DePaul University College of Law.  She is also a wife and mother to a wonderful little boy who accompanies her to many of her legal functions.   Janice can be reached by phone at (815) 414-9530 or by email at janice@dantes.co.


  • Paul Lytle

    Lytle & Milan, LLC

    www.lytlemilan.com

    Paul Lytle is a partner at Lytle & Milan, LLC. Paul’s mission is to provide legal representation that is accessible, responsive, and accountable to the unique needs of individuals and families throughout the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area. In a divergence from traditional billing practices, Paul seeks to fulfill his commitment to accessibility by offering clients a range of customizable solutions that includes flat rate fees, unbundled services, and limited scope representation. Paul provides clients with comprehensive representation in the areas of Criminal Defense Law and Family Law. Paul also provides limited representation in matters of Consumer Law. As an active member of the community, Paul is extremely proud to provide pro bono services in conjunction with such notable non-profit organizations as CARPLS, LAF, and Universidad Popular. Paul can be reached at (312) 690-4111 or paul@lytlemilan.com.


  • Roya Samarghandi

    Carmel Law, LLC

    www.carmellawchicago.com

    Roya H. Samarghandi seeks to recalibrate the balance of justice for her clients, regardless of means or circumstance. She has committed her career to reducing the justice gap for low and moderate income clients in their criminal and domestic relations matters. She addresses her client’s needs through honest representation, committed advocacy and the option for alternative fee arrangements. Roya is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, graduating cum laude. She also holds a Masters of Law Degree in International Human Rights from University of Nottingham School of Law (U.K.), receiving merit honors.  She enjoys volunteering at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and CARPLS Legal Aid Hotline. Roya can be reached at (312) 945-6250 or at RHS@CarmelLawChicago.com.


  • Alejandra Vilchis

    Law Office of Alejandra Vilchis

    www.vilchislaw.com

    Alejandra attended The John Marshall Law School and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During law school, she worked as a law clerk for family law practitioners. Alejandra currently volunteers her time at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and at a local community center called Universidad Popular. The Law Office of Alejandra I. Vilchis focuses on the area of family law and also offers legal services for real estate transactions. Alejandra can be reached at (872) 529-1011 or aiv@vilchislaw.com.


  • Alyease Jones

    The Law Office of Alyease Jones

    www.alyeaselaw.com

    Alyease Jones was raised to understand the importance of community involvement and education. She received her law degree Cum Laude from Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School.  Alyease D. Jones is the attorney and founder of The Law Office of Alyease Jones.  Attorney Jones has serviced her community through her legal expertise. She is an experienced professional who enjoys providing her clients with quality legal assistance.The firm’s mission is to provide affordable legal services to those in need of counsel related to domestic relationships, including family law, DCFS defense, guardianship, and orders of protection. Our quest is to promote justice and guarantee equality to all clients while maintaining a high degree of integrity and working zealously to protect our client’s legal and constitutional rights.  The firm’s goal is to bridge the gap between the law and the community. Alyease can be reached at alyeasejonesesq@gmail.com or by phone at (630) 480-6580.


  • Chlece Neal

    Chicago Advocate Legal, LLC

    www.chicagoadvocatelegal.com

    Chlece Neal’’s passion for law is inspired by a desire to see social justice for everyone. She sees the legal system as an instrument for social change and wants to use the legal system to empower, inspire and help people see positive change in their lives, their families and their communities. Chlece graduated from Loyola University School of Law and the Graduate School of Social Work where she focused on child and family law and mental health issues as well as the criminal justice system. Chlece practices in the area of family law, child law, criminal law and nonprofit organization. With flexible office hours, including weekends, and affordable pricing options, there is no reason to go at it alone. Chlece Neal can be reached at (312) 561-5510 or at cal@chicagoadvocatelegal.com.


  • Martin Kaczor

    Szczypta & Kaczor Law

    www.skadvocates.com

    Martin Kaczor is an alumni member of the JEP. Martin is a first generation immigrant and understands the value of hard work and dedication. Having fled communist controlled Poland, Martin and his family settled in Chicago, where Martin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School. While attending classes, Martin worked as a construction worker to put himself through college and law school. His practice concentrates on family law, real estate, and landlord/tenant matters. Martin is fluent in Polish and Italian and can be reached at (773) 205-2211 or martin@skadvocates.com.


  • Conor Malloy

    Chi City Legal, LLC

    www.chicitylegal.com

    Conor Malloy is an alumni member of the JEP. Conor Malloy graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law and is the Chi City Legal partner dedicated to family law matters. Prior to law school, Conor attended Loyola University Chicago where he studied ethics and chose to use the practice of law as a vehicle for social justice. His practice utilizes unbundled or limited scope services to assist clients in a variety of ways, including client coaching to help clients help themselves. Conor can be reached at 312.888.7667 or conor@chicitylegal.com.


  • Eleanor Endzel

    Endzel Law LLC

    www.endzellawllc.com

    Eleanor Endzel is an alumni member of the JEP. Eleanor received her B.S. from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2006 and her J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law in 2012. During law school Eleanor clerked in the Cook County Circuit Court’s Domestic Relations Division, where she saw time and again how people without attorneys stumbled through the trial process. Dedicated to serving people who lack access to affordable legal services, Eleanor formed Endzel Law, LLC in 2013 and focuses on family law with an emphasis on cooperative divorce. She also volunteers her time as a pro bono attorney at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and CARPLS. Eleanor can be reached at (312) 450-5260 or eleanor@endzellawllc.com.


  • Sonny Thatch

    Thatch Law Group

    www.thatchlawgroup.com

    Sonny R. Thatch, II is a native of Cook County, Illinois.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from DePaul University’s Honors Program and received his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  While in law school, Attorney Thatch earned a temporary license from the Ohio Supreme Court and clerked with the Columbus, Ohio City Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted Domestic Violence, Traffic, Assault cases.  After returning to Chicago in 2013 and passing the Illinois Bar Exam, Attorney Thatch worked for the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County in the Criminal, Domestic Relations, and Domestic Violence divisions. Sonny can be reached at (312) 487-1171 or sonny@thatch-law.com.


  • Cindy Campbell

    The Law Offices of Cindy K. Campbell

    www.ckcampbell.com

    Cindy K. Campbell is a family attorney focusing on helping families with various legal situations. This consists of setting up wills and trusts, adoptions, uncontested and collaborative divorces, and mediating various issues including everything from child custody to elder law. She earned her bachelors degree in philosophy from Northwestern University and Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. Upon graduating, she went on to earn the 120 Hour Mediation Certification through working at various courthouses in Southern California. Her practice focuses on being friendly, convenient, and easily accessible for clients that may have a difficult time meeting during traditional business hours. Therefore, in addition to the JEP office, she uses Regus Virtual Offices and can meet with clients all over Chicago and the Chicago land area. Meetings can also be held through FaceTime or Skype. Her goal in all areas of her work is to assist others by providing information, assistance, and care. Cindy can be reached at (773) 360-1928 or Cindy@ckcampbell.com.