Divorce Related Events for August/September 2013

Here is a list of divorce related events for August and September 2013.  Please send me notices of future events to my email: divorcechicagostyle@gmail.com


Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27,  12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Daley Center, Courtroom 1905

"Family Law Questions? We Have Answers"

The Chicago Legal Clinic sponsors this information session about family law proceedings.   Helpful handout is provided. See here for more.


Thursday, August 15th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston

Choosing Your Own Path to Divorce

The Lilac Tree's workshop for women contemplating or starting the divorce process, introducing the different approaches to divorce in Illinois. Experts from each discipline – litigation, mediation and collaborative practice will explain each approach and how things work, pros and cons, and what situation is best for each approach.

Reservations required and you may pay at the door : $30.

Parking at Church Street Self Park multi-story garage at 525 Church Street, northeast corner of Church Street and ChicagoAvenue.

 Thursday, August 26, 9am to 4:30pm

UBS Tower & Conference Center, Chicago

Divorce Boot Camp

The IICLE program is really for lawyers who want to get the basic of this are of law or who want to get some continuing education credits.  I don't know if they would allow a non-lawyer to attend, but ask, if interested. Sessions include: Motion pleadings, discovery, cost of divorce, child custody & visitation, post-divorce representation, and ethics. The faculty is first rate and includes Nancy Chausow Shafer, who is the president of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers.


Wednesday, August 28, 6pm

Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
TribU: Divorce and Money
The beginning stages of a divorce can be overwhelming, particularly as you consider financial decisions. Chicago Tribune financial columnist Gail MarksJarvis and TribU Emcee and “Lessons for Life” columnist Jenniffer Weigel will walk you through many of the common financial mistakes people make before finalizing their divorce. This seminar will show you how to be proactive and make the right financial decisions as you being the divorce process. They will be joined by special guest speaker Sharon Count, a financial advisor who specializes in helping people as they go through a divorce.


September 20-21, 2013

This is a conference put on by the Association of Divorce Financial Planners, an organization of professionals that some folks hire to help them with their divorce.  They are very effective in helping you understand the financial and tax implications of how to divide assets in a divorce.  Even if you are not a member of this group,  you may find it informative to attend some of all of these programs.

The 11th Annual ADFP Conference is being held at the Chicago Hilton/Magnificent Mile Suites. The three-day agenda offers comprehensive divorce financial planning education and the opportunity to network with leading divorce financial planning professionals. Continuing education (CE) credits are available for financial planners, accountants and CDFAs. Both ADFP members and non-members are welcome. Discounted rates are available for early registration through July 31 and for ADFP members. For a complete agenda and online registration, visit the ADFP website or call 888-838-7773.

Participants in the pre-conference ADFP University are also invited to register for the 11th Annual ADFP Conference September 20-21. The two-day conference will feature presentations by thought leaders in divorce financial planning. Participants can expect to learn about emerging trends, best practices and tips on marketing to divorce professionals and clients. Among the highlights of this year’s conference are presentations on uncovering fraud in divorce, same sex issues, information on the Taxpayer Relief Act and expert witness enactment.

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    I filed for a divorce in 2003. I had no idea that ELEVEN years on, that I would still be in divorce-related litigation. There have been two trials, an appellate court decision affirming the original trial decision, numerous other hearings, depositions and more. A second appellate court decision is pending. I write mostly from the woman's point of view. Or rather, the spouse who stayed home and raised the children, the one who gave up a career. When first married, I worked as a law librarian and do have a law degree but never practiced. Having that law degree has given me insights into the often mysterious ways of the legal system, especially in Cook County. Recently I have reactivated my law license, became an Enrolled Agent [a license given by the IRS after taking a series of tests] and prepare tax returns. Please share your experiences or ask me questions. Email me at divorcechicagostyle@gmail.com Follow me on Twitter for articles and and news about Illinois Appellate Court divorce related decisions.

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