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What are the Benefits of Cooperative Divorce Law?


  • It makes it possible to communicate with your spouse without starting a war
  • It provides a safe place and format for constructive settlement negotiations
  • It reduces some the stress, frustration, and uncertainty of divorce
  • It formalizes the commitment of the attorneys to focus on negotiation instead of litigation
  • It is easier on the parties and on their children
  • It enables and encourages healthy co-parenting
  • It provides positive guidance in identifying and narrowing the issues
  • It addresses the parties’ motions, feelings, and concerns
  • It gives the parties a forum to air their grievances in a positive, non-destructive manner
  • It encourages and induces practical problem solving
  • It keeps the parties focused on the future, instead of dwelling on the past
  • It allows the parties to keep their finances and personal lives private, and not become a matter of public record
  • It prevents conflict from escalating
  • It avoids having a judge determine who should get (or give) what
  • It makes it possible for the parties to control the length, outcome, and cost of their divorce


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Richard and Kari are staunch advocates of the non-court approach to divorce, and are also active and seasoned litigators with over 60 years of combined trial experience in the Illinois divorce courts of Cook, DuPage, and Will counties.


1 S 660 Midwest Road Suite 320 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181



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