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“Bring Your Spouse Along” Office Visits


dupage-county-illinois-divorce-mediation11These informational meetings explain the different conflict resolution alternatives that are now available to divorcing spouses. Soon-to-be exes get the opportunity to learn their process choices together. Gathering all of this information at the same time and place avoids the typical feelings of distrust and defensiveness that result when the parties learn it in segments, or when one party learns it ahead of the other.

Lawyers cannot give legal advice to both sides of the case, but they may provide process information to both about the various approaches to divorce.

The mediation, cooperative divorce law, and collaborative divorce processes are explained fully, along with the mechanics of the divorce legal system in general. Aside from actual legal advice, the parties become familiar with everything they need to know about the three non-court, settlement methods. The information enables them to make a joint decision in selecting the approach that best fits their personalities, needs, and circumstances.

These meetings generally last 60 minutes and are for the exclusive benefit of the parties. Our lawyers do not attempt to persuade or influence either party to hire our law firm in any capacity or to select one process method instead of others.

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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.

Calling us is easy. Ask for Richard or Kari (Oak Brook 630-928-0600), or email us at or

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.

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.