What if there was a way to make Your divorce less painful and ugly?

there is! ... if You're Prepared.


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is it really possible to Get Divorced WITHOUT Spending a Fortune or Destroying Your Kids?


But if you want to get divorced without breaking the bank, spending years of your life fighting, or ending up bitter and broken, then THE WAY you go through your divorce matters … a LOT.

Hi! I’m Karen.

I'm a Divorce Coach, Published Author, and a recovering Divorce Lawyer. I've spent decades helping divorcing people understand and manage what they're dealing with so that they can take back control over their divorce and their life - and save time, money, and a whole lot of heartache as well!

My work and this site is dedicated to providing you with the resources and tools you need to confidently decide what you want to do with your marriage and your life AND to then create a PLAN that will get you there.

If divorce is in your future, I will fill the gaps that most divorce attorneys leave and help you get through the divorce process with less drama and expense. That, in turn, will put you in the best possible position to create a life that you love in your next chapter.

      I can help you:

1. Decide whether getting a divorce is right for you and your family.

2.  Discover how divorce really works so that you can use the system FOR you, rather than letting it be used AGAINST you.

3.  Prepare yourself in advance so that you KNOW what’s coming and are ready to meet the challenges that inevitably come up in divorce.

4.  Get the support you need to navigate through your divorce without totally falling apart in the process.

5.  Understand and manage your divorce so that you put yourself in the best possible position to start your new life.

After having spent decades helping people navigate through the end of their marriage I can tell you with certainty that no one should go through a divorce alone.

What It's Like to Work With Karen

"Karen is always encouraging and insightful, while also being just enough of an accountability for me to keep me moving forward even through difficult steps."

" Karen has been an incredible resource for me in the first few years of a high conflict co-parenting situation.  She has helped me grow in setting boundaries and diffusing unnecessary conflict, while also helping me to understand how to own the power I have and how to make decisions that are right for me and my family.  ...  I know that I am far more confident and hopeful for my future having worked with Karen! "

"Karen is a consummate professional who can guide you safely down the very traumatic but treacherous path of divorce."

" Karen’s a unique lady who combines the insights and deep empathy of a therapist with a sharp and pragmatic legal mind. I have enjoyed and gained from all my interactions with her."

"Karen helped me to navigate with direction, hope and courage that it would all be worth it."

" Thank you so much for having this information, your support and encouragement!!!!!! ... My Divorce was last week, I went through it in a way I never dreamed possible. Thank you! I hope many others find your information, support and encouragement as well!"

"We laid out a plan she believed would help me, my family and my marriage."

" I was lost, I didn’t know what to do or who to talk to when my wife thought we should get a divorce.  I have known Karen for a number of years and I knew she specializes in situation like this, so I called her.  She talked me down from the abyss I was standing over.  ...  It has been 2 years and my wife and I are still together. "


Woman staring at a computer experiencing decision fatigue in her divorce.

I can help you decide whether divorce is right for you. I can also help you figure out where you want to be once your divorce is over, and create a  plan to get you there.

Pensive woman and frustrated man divided by a jagged line - they are getting a divorce and need the Divorce Road Map

The Divorce Road Map 2.0 is an online divorce program that takes you through divorce step by step so you KNOW what's coming and can be prepared at every step.


I am a licensed Illinois lawyer. However, I no longer take ANY litigated cases as a divorce lawyer.   I do, however do legal consultations in Illinois divorces.


You'll find answers on my Divorce Blog.

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