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Why Us and Not a Thousand other Lawyers?

ri-colBecause we do what the divorce legal system does not do. We try to save you time, money, and frustration.

This website is for you. It is not about us or about our credentials. It is about what we can do for you and how we plan to go about doing it.

We use a “let’s go right to settlement” approach. We want your divorce to start out friendly and end up friendly. This does not mean that you have to remain friends with your soon-to-be ex. It just means that you will put your best interests first and act as though you were friends. For this brief moment in history, we ask that you allow your wallet – and not your emotions – to guide your behavior.

Our aim is to get you through the legal system quickly, painlessly, and inexpensively. To do this, we focus our energy on helping you achieve an early, out-of-court settlement.

We are approachable lawyers and respected advocates. Fighters and friends.


We are trained divorce mediators, collaborative divorce lawyers, cooperative divorce practitioners, and trained settlement negotiators. If there is a way of keeping your divorce simple, we will find it.

We don’t want you to have to fight it out in court and we don’t think you should either. In fact, we are dedicated to trying to keep you out of court. A bad marriage does not have to be followed by a bad divorce.

Although we believe that fighting in court is rarely the best option, we know that in some cases it is the only option.  When settlement doesn’t work, we won’t hesitate to fight for you, and we have more than enough fire power to back this up.


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

We pride ourselves on offering the same customized services and careful attention that we would want for our own divorce.

We do not talk to you from a position of superiority, but rather as a trusted friend, colleague, or family member.

You are going through a tough time and we can help you make it better.

  • We are easy to reach
  • We are approachable
  • No question is too silly
  • No problem is too small
  • We are good listeners
  • We always have time for you


For More Information:

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.