Divorce Lawyer – Aurora IL


Family Law

We handle every aspect of Family Law, including divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, spousal support (maintenance/alimony), contribution to college expenses, domestic violence, orders of protection, pre-nuptial agreements and post nuptial agreements, estate planning to protect non-marital assets, guardianship, adoptions, and grandparents’ rights, as well.


We have feet solidly in the Aurora Community and surrounding area.

Mark Brent grew up in Aurora. His father was the Aurora Police Chief for many years. Mark has been an active leader in the Kiwanis Club, Scouting, Family Counseling Service of Aurora, the University of Illinois Alumni Association, and many other organizations for years.  Mark has spoken for the National Business Institute on domestic violence and restraining orders; and has written a chapter in the Inside the Minds book series on evolving trends in Illinois Family Law.  His current book, Divorce Proceedings in Illinois, What You Need to Know has recently been published, and is now for sale.  He has the unique ability to understand his clients’ interests and fight for them when people need a strong advocate to protect their interests.

“We are aggressive advocates who are responsive to your needs.”

Mark regularly represents clients in Aurora, North Aurora,, the Tri-Cities (Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles), Yorkville, and throughout Kane, Kendall, DuPage and Will Counties.

Mark & His Book - CopyMark was recently chosen for membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. The NADC recognizes the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Only the elite few are invited to join the ranks of the NADC. Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are afforded the opportunity to be named “Nation’s Top Attorneys”.

Mark Getting Pro Bono Award 2015 - CopyMark Brent also received the Pro Bono Award for 2015 given out by the Kane County Bar Foundation for his ongoing pro bono work with Prairie State Legal Services and commitment to helping people who cannot afford legal services. Mark was nominated by Prairie State Legal Services. Mark has always helped the underprivileged with legal services, but he stepped up his commitment two years ago by announcing a goal to accept at least one pro bono client from Prairie every month, a commitment that Mark continues to keep.

Brent_MarkMark D. Brent
 is a native of Aurora. He graduated with honors (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Illinois in 1988 and the University of Illinois College of Law in 1991. Mark spent several years doing major tort and insurance litigation with Williams and Montgomery in Chicago. He began his focus on Domestic Relations and Family Law in 1997 in Aurora. Mark was a partner in the firm of Goldsmith, Thelin, Dickson and Brown until 2002, at which time he established The Law Office of Mark D. Brent. The Drendel & Jansons Law Group and The Law Office of Mark D. Brent merged on December 1, 2009. Mark is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association, Du Page County Bar Association, and Kendall County Bar Association.

Before I chose Mark Brent to represent me I had interviewed other attorneys. I opted for Mark because he is an aggressive, knowledgeable, experienced attorney. – JR Herrera

My ex had the worst, most disorganized attorneys and he had to always get them back on track. We would still be arguing if it wasn’t for Mark pushing to get this done. – Divorce Client

I would trust my life with Mark. He is a great Lawyer. I have hired Mark on two occasions and both times got the exact results I desired. He puts his clients first in all aspects! – Janel

The Drendel & Jansons Law Group has other attorneys who practice Family Law and other areas of the law.

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For further information:


Child Custody & Visitation

Child Support


Domestic Violence/Orders of Protection

Family Law



Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Property Division


Spousal Maintenance

Offices in Aurora and Batavia – serving:

Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, North Aurora, Elburn, Elgin, Geneva, Oswego, So. Elgin, St. Charles, Sugar Grove, Yorkville

Counties:  Kane, Kendall, DuPage, Will