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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Collaborative Process and the Obligations of Lawyers As “Public Citizens”

Amicable Divorce

by Sandra Crawford, JD, Mediator and Collaborative Professional For a legal dispute to be called a “Collaborative Process” each party must commit to retaining a counter-part lawyer who agrees to work under a signed Confidential Collaborative Participation Agreement as a “team” with the clients and collateral professionals required my the issues presented by the dispute. […]

The Best Reason to Use Collaborative Divorce in Illinois

The Best Reason to Use Collaborative Divorce in Illinois

The Best Reason to Use Collaborative Divorce in Illinois by Karen Covy People choose to use Collaborative Divorce in Illinois for a lot of reasons. It is more private than going to court. It costs less than going to trial. Collaborative Divorce provides you with more support than traditional litigation. It also preserves your relationship […]

When Pets Are Part of the Family

Pets in a divorce

When Pets Are Part of the Family by Theresa Beran Kulat A new divorce client came into my office to begin the divorce process. A high-income, high net-worth professional, he and his wife had been through counseling, valued their relationship, and decided that they wanted a divorce. They had been “nesting” for over a year, […]

What To Expect During Your Divorce

What To Expect During Your Divorce by Deanna Conklin Danao, Psy.D All divorces are unique. The personalities, lawyers, assets, and issues involved create a volatile environment that can lead the divorcing parties down many different paths. No matter how the path of your divorce unfolds, there are some things that almost all divorcing spouses can […]

New Year, New Alternatives to Consider

New Year, New Alternatives to Consider by Anique Drouin, JD If you are like many people, the beginning of a new year carries with it the sense of a fresh start, a desire for change, and resolutions (oh the resolutions!) about various things…these last until about January 10th…maybe the 11th. For some people, the start […]