Practice Areas

At Berlin Melzer Law, we are dedicated to practicing exclusive family law and estate planning. That is ALL we do and we do it well.  We serve clients in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, and McHenry Counties in all matters related to families. 

This includes matters related to divorce, divorce mediation, collaborative law, uncontested divorces, estate planning, wills, trusts, high-net worth estates, parental responsibility, custody, parenting time, visitation, removal, relocation, maintenance and alimony, child support, division of the marital estate, and protecting a non-marital estate.  We are also experienced in other family matters including adoption, cohabitation agreement, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and matters related to fertility law including sperm donation agreements, egg donation, surrogacy.

  • Family Law

  • Divorce

  • Estate and Tax Planning

  • Legal Separation

  • Same Sex Marriage and Civil Unions

  • Agreements including Premarital Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements

  • Child Custody

  • Parental Responsibilities

  • Parenting Time

  • Visitation

  • Relocation and Removal

  • Child Support

  • Spousal Support (Maintenance or Alimony)

  • Collaborative Law and Divorce

  • Mediation

  • Property Division

  • Property Classification, Tracing and Non-Marital Estates

  • Cohabitation Agreements

  • Guardianship/Probate

  • Adoption/Surrogacy