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Joshua E. Stern

Joshua E. Stern

  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law ...
  • Illinois
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Joshua E. Stern, Esq. is the managing partner of Stern Perkoski. As a dedicated family law practitioner, his goal is to help families through difficult transitions and act as a source of stability throughout the legal process.

Whether you are preparing to marry or are leaving your marriage behind, Joshua provides the legal expertise you need while lending an empathetic ear and remaining sensitive to the individual needs of each and every one of his clients. Because every matter is unique, Joshua takes the time to listen to what his clients want and outline their options, so they know what to expect as their matter progresses.

Despite his extensive litigation experience, Joshua believes most cases can be settled out of court. A talented negotiator, Joshua knows how to strategize and advocate for his clients’ position without creating unnecessary antagonism.

Joshua started his boutique family law firm, The Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern, in 2013. The firm merged in 2020 with The Law Offices of Nancy Stingle Perkoski to form Stern Perkoski—allowing for expanded divorce and family law services that serve clients across Cook County and the North Shore, as well as Lake and Will Counties.

A respected authority on family law and matrimonial issues, Joshua is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Divorce Magazine and Your Tango. His articles have been featured in Since My Divorce, Divorce Force, Support for Stepdads and other well-known platforms.

Emory University
J.D. (2010) | Law
Activities: Student Legal Services; Law School Democrats
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DePaul University
B.S. (2006) | Economics
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
22 Best Chicago Divorce Lawyer
Professional Associations
Evanston Chamber of Commerce
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Skokie Chamber of Commerce
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Chicago Bar Association
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Illinois State Bar Association
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The Lilac Tree
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Activities: Chair of marketing committee
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Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Websites & Blogs
Stern Perkoski
Stern Perkoski Blog
Contact & Map
Evanston Office
1603 Orrington Avenue
Suite 800
Evanston, IL 60201
Telephone: (847) 868-9584
Fax: (847) 380-1268
Chicago Office
161 N. Clark Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (847) 868-9584
Fax: (847) 380-1268
Lake Forest Office
250 E. Illinois Road
Suite 200
Lake Forest, IL 60045