Because we do something that many divorce lawyers do not do.

We try to protect you from the divorce legal system itself.

We go out of our way to spare you from a costly court experience that can often be avoided.

We make it our priority to settle your case before it can even get to court.

Unlike many other divorce lawyers, we use a “Let’s go right to settlement” approach.

      Over 96% of our clients get out-of-court settlements.

We have the right negotiation tools. If there is a way to keep your divorce simple, quick, and inexpensive, we’ll find it.

Ask yourself how many other divorce lawyer websites that you may have visited, or may in the future visit, which even mention the Preamble of the Illinois Supreme Rules – Code of Professional Responsibility for Lawyers. We proudly quote it verbatim, and here it is:

“It is the duty of all lawyers to seek resolution of all disputes at the least cost in time, expense, and  trauma to the parties and to the courts.”

Preamble of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules-Code of Professional Responsibility for Lawyers

What could be clearer? We are doing precisely what our professional ethics require us to do, which, at the same time is precisely what the public needs, wants, and deserves – a less costly, less painful and less wasteful way of getting divorced.

It doesn’t hurt to have a Harvard Law School trained negotiator and mediator join you in speaking on your behalf

We don’t think it helps our clients to routinely place their cases in litigation, and then wait 12-24 months until their trial draws near before getting serious about trying to reach a settlement. We get right to the settlement part as quickly as the facts of the case and the personalities of the spouses will allow.

We don’t want you to have to fight it out in court, but in some cases this becomes the only option. If it does, we will not hesitate to fight for you, and we have the fire power to do so. Our combined 70 plus years of extensive trial experience in divorce cases speaks for itself.

Why should you believe that two strangers (especially when they are divorce lawyers) would go out of their way to charge you less?

The answer is simple:

It is good for business, that’s why. What helps you helps us.

Our client referrals more than make up for the smaller fees. Our clients love the non-court approach, and we love having happy clients.



Together we’ve handled over two thousand divorce cases, and we have seen our share of nasty courtroom battles. Chances are, we’ve worked on a case that is just like yours.

We know you are going through a rough time, and we’ll try to make it easier for you.

We are not stuffed shirts. We talk to you in plain English and as a trusted friend, colleague, or family member.

We are approachable lawyers and we’re very good listeners. 

Both of our lawyer-partners are:

  • Trained and certified divorce mediators
  • Collaborative Law divorce lawyers
    • Fellows – Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII)
    • Fellows –  International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Cooperative Divorce Law advocates and practitioners
  • Experienced divorce settlement negotiators
  • Seasoned trial lawyers with over 70 years of combined divorce trial experience in DuPage and Cook Counties

 For our full credentials, please see our BIO PAGES (CLICK HERE)

We welcome hearing from you and we invite your questions. There is no obligation. No one will ever know that we spoke or what we discussed. Everything you say is privileged, confidential, and completely classified. We do not maintain a mailing list and will not contact you unless you ask us to.

Contacting us is easy!

Call 630-928-0600 


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If we are in court or in a meeting when you call, one of us will personally get back to you as quickly as possible. We are extremely discreet with callbacks and reply emails. Just leave your name and a secure email address or personal cell phone number.

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.