No one should go through a divorce without a divorce lawyer… especially if your spouse has one! Divorce is complicated and technical. It is full of potential pitfalls and land mines. If you don’t know what you are doing, and you haven’t gotten appropriate legal advice, you can end up making mistakes that will haunt you for years … mistakes you may never recover from.
That having been said, I have a confession.
I just can’t do it anymore.
A Different Kind of Divorce Lawyer
I have spent decades watching people tear each other apart in court. I have seen judges struggle to try to decide what is best for children whose parents care more about getting even with each other than they do about making sure their kids are happy. I have watched expensive, high-powered lawyers spend hours arguing over who gets a $100 vacuum cleaner. I have watched people who once loved each other, get so angry they could not sit in the same room together.
Our divorce system encourages people to fight. It is set up that way. It pits husband against wife, and wife against husband. Children have no voice.
I decided to stop being part of the problem, and try to become part of the solution.
What I Do
I am a legal adviser, divorce coach and consultant. The only divorce cases I will take are collaborative divorce cases.
If you are looking for a divorce lawyer to fight for your rights in court, I’m not the right lawyer for you. If you want someone to battle through a contested divorce with you, I’m not the right lawyer for you. Sorry. I’m done with that.
If you live in Illinois and you want advice about how to get divorced, what divorce process would be best for you, or what you should do in your divorce to move you forward amicably, I can help you with that. If you (or your spouse) wants to fight, I will not represent you. I will advise you, counsel you, and give you a referral to a divorce lawyer who can be by your side throughout your case.
If you are frustrated with how your divorce is going and want a second opinion, I can help you with that. I will review your file and let you know your options.
If you are already divorced, but find yourself having problems with your ex and wondering what to do, I can advise you about that, too. If you prefer to go to court and fight, I will give you a great referral.
If you live anywhere in the world other than the state of Illinois, I can not, and will not, give you legal advice. But, I can be your divorce coach.
What Else I Do
As a divorce coach. I can help you figure out whether divorce is right for you. I can help you choose the right divorce process. I can help you figure out what you want, and make a plan for how to get it. I can do this for you no matter where you live.
If you want to find out more about my divorce coaching services, CONTACT ME.
The Bottom Line
No matter how you decide to go through your divorce, or who you choose to have help you, you should not go through your divorce alone. If you would like me to help you get through your divorce and move on to a life you love, CONTACT ME.