The Brutal Truth about Divorce Court

Quite simply, there are no winners in a divorce battle; everyone loses. Make no mistake about it. Here’s why:

  1. Our legal system cannot give us more than we have when we enter it.
  2. No matter what we have when we enter the system, we will leave with less.
  3. And this is before the lawyers get a dime.

These are ABSOLUTE TRUTHS. Divorcing spouses who opt to go all the way to trial deserve to know what is waiting for them at the finish line. They need to know that, in all likelihood, they are investing their time, money, and hopes on a mere illusion.

The outcome of a divorce trial can define only the extent of your loss. It cannot define victory because victory has never been in the cards.

I was never ruined but twice: once when

I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one.


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Kari and Richard are staunch advocates of the non-court approach to divorce, and are also active and seasoned litigators with over 80 years of combined trial experience in the Illinois divorce courts of Cook and DuPage counties.