For many couples, divorce is the most painful and damaging experience of their lives. For these people, moving on can be a real challenge. For couples who are willing and able to work together, however, divorce doesn’t have to be a battle. Collaborative divorce and mediation provide alternative approaches that help couples work through their disputes together and make mutual decisions. The collaborative process, can provide a couple with the tools to divorce with respect and dignity.

As a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, I’m committed to offering you solutions that are “supportive, considerate, sensible, constructive and mutual.”

Understanding The Collaborative Process

The purpose of a collaborative divorce is to give spouses the opportunity to resolve their disputes without litigation. When couples agree to use the collaborative process, a team is formed for each spouse and together, solutions are identified and agreed upon until all issues are resolved and a final divorce decree is signed and filed.

The collaborative approach allows the parties to keep matters private and work through their issues together. The process promotes effective communication and allows the parties to retain decision-making control. In addition, the collaborative process has been shown to improve the chances for long-term cooperation between the parties.

Effective Mediation Services

In mediation, I will serve as a neutral third party whose only goal is to help the spouses reach agreement on all outstanding issues. I do not represent either spouse so as to avoid any conflict of interest in the negotiations. I also represent parties as their attorneys as they go through the mediation process. During mediation, spouses can actively negotiate the terms of their settlement agreement. I facilitate this important effort by the spouses.

Guide You Through The Divorce Process

Contact my office today to discuss your family law questions. I offer a free 30-minute consultation. You can reach me by phone at 847-715-9328 or via email to schedule an appointment.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. I invite you to contact me and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting me does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to me until an attorney-client relationship has been established.