Category Archives: Collaborative Divorce

Is the Collaborative Divorce Process Best for You?

Upset couple on a park bench considering using the Collaborative Divorce Process.

Is the Collaborative Divorce Process Best for You? by Karen Covy When you’re facing divorce, you’ve got a lot on your mind. You’re worried about money, your kids and your home. Your entire life is up for grabs. Plus your emotions are all over the board – you can go from anger to tears to […]

The Modest Means Program: Making Collaborative Divorce Services Affordable

The CLII Modest Means Program By David Louis The Collaborative Divorce Process offers a unique opportunity for spouses to divorce in a more supported and productive way. In Collaborative Divorce a team of trained and compassionate professionals works together to help divorcing spouses end their marriage in a respectful and dignified way. Doing that not […]

Divorce Options: Three Approaches for Couples

By Anna Krolikowska, JD Divorce is rarely easy. When most people think of divorce they imagine protracted fighting between the couple and between the lawyers. While many divorces are hard-fought some are not. A couple working through a divorce may find that this is one of the hardest, most trying experiences of their adult life. […]

3 Mental Shifts to Make to Help You Prepare Your Child for Divorce

By Ann Cerney, MS, LCPC Ahhh, the sweetness of your child. Never in your wildest dreams did you believe you’d fall so helplessly in love and feel such fierce protectiveness over a dependent little human. But that you did. And, now, as you are facing divorce, this child, or children, is at the very top […]

Healthy Divorce: How Collaborative Divorce May Be The Healthiest Way To Divorce

By Margaret Zuleger, JD Nobody can say divorce is good for your health, but Collaborative Divorce may be the healthiest way to go through a divorce. Scientific research confirms that stress is bad for our health. Stress raises your cortisol levels, and elevated cortisol levels create inflammation which is known to be the cause of […]

Collaborative Divorces Use Experts in Efficient, Neutral Way

By Rachel Moore, JD Collaborative Process divorces can involve experts from various fields in an efficient and unbiased way. The use of experts can give divorcing individuals a sense of security that they are making the right decisions to reach the best possible agreement. Some people worry that their case is too complicated to be […]

What Is Collaborative Divorce?

By Miriam Cooper, JD What if there was a way to go through a divorce that was calm, efficient and expedient? Does that sound too good to be true? It’s not. Illinois recently legally recognized a long-practiced type of divorce called Collaborative Divorce. What is Collaborative Divorce? As of January 1, 2018, there is a […]

The Collaborative Process is the Best Option for Parents

Collaborative Process is the Best Option for Parents

By Rachel Moore, JD As a mom, I always want to do what is best for my daughter. And I know that other parents do too. But as a parent, you don’t always know what “the best” is or where to start to even figure it out. As they say, children don’t come with instruction […]