Nanette McCarthy

GMR Family Law LLP


Nanette’s undergraduate studies focused on accounting and finances, providing strong financial acumen that is critical in the handling of high net-worth divorces. Nanette is viewed as a leading voice among matrimonial lawyers and has been invited to speak at numerous engagements on the topic. She authored multiple articles on family law topics.


DePaul University / JD

Admitted to Practice


AAML Position(s) Held

  • AAML-AFCC Joint Conference Committee member
  • Former Board Member IL Chapter

Legal Organizations

  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, Past President IL Chapter
  • National Family Law Trial Institute (Houston), Faculty Member
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, Fellow
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Fellow
  • Chicago Bar Association: Matrimonial Law Committee, Member

CLE Presentations

  • Divorce and Individual Tax Issues, 2018 Federal Tax Conference, ISBA, Chicago, Feb. 2018
  • Changes to Out-of-State Discovery Practice, Business Valuation, Tax and Financial Issues in Divorce, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Schaumburg, IL, Jan. 2017
  • Interview, Evaluations, and Investigation Changes in Child Custody, Illinois Chapter AAML Conference on Custody, Oak Brook, IL, Oct. 2016
  • Know the Law: Insights from a Judge, Lawyer and Mediator, Divorce Universityby The Lilac Tree, Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Evanston, IL, November 2013
  • Leaving a Long-Term Marriage, The Lilac Tree, Evanston PublicLibrary, Evanston, IL, July 2013
  • Survival Kit: Tools for Parents Helping Children, Divorce University by TheLilac Tree, Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Evanston, Illinois, April 2013
  • How to Better Serve your Clients when they are Divorced and Even When they are Not,CJBS, Northfield, IL, July 2012
  • Basics of Divorce: Insights from a Lawyer and Mediator, Lilac Tree Workshop, Chicago,IL, August 2009
  • You and the Law: Discussion regarding the Nuts and Bolts of Divorce, Chicago AccessTelevision Network (CAN TV), CBA Productions Inc., Summer 2008
  • Women’s Issues and the Law, Women in Business Luncheon, Skokie Public Library,Skokie, IL, October 2007
  • Understanding the Financial Decisions of Divorce, Divorce University by TheLilac Tree, Frank Auditorium, Evanston, IL, April 2007

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