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Chicago Divorce Events for April and May 2014

Here are several not to be missed Chicago divorce events for April and May 2014 If you have a Chicago divorce event, please send it to me at In the meantime, if you are contemplating divorce,  in the midst of divorce, or know someone who is going through a divorce, you can find  helpful... Read more »

Chicago Divorce Events for April 2014

Some Chicago divorce events for  April 2014: April 9th [Wednesday]: Managing Stress and Dealing with Difficult People Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cost: $35 for one seminar, $65 for two seminars, $95 for all three seminars. Advanced payment and registration necessary. Please download reservation form. Winter/Spring 2014 Seminar registration form. All seminars held at... Read more »

November Divorce Related Events

Here are the divorce related events for November. Where did October go?  I was working on tax returns that were on extension so was very busy until the 15th.  But here are three great events for someone going through a divorce or is thinking of doing so.  Please send your future event to me at... Read more »

Divorce Related Events for September 2013

Here are divorce related events for September 2013 that you may find helpful!  Please send notice about your event to me at   Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm “Family Law Questions? We Have Answers” Daley Center, Courtroom 1905 The Chicago Legal Clinic sponsors this information session about family law... Read more »

Chicago Divorce Programs for June: It's All About the Money!

Here are Chicago divorce programs for June that are all about the money:   on June 11, a workshop on the basic financial affidavit and on  June 14 a free program on stupid ways folks hide money. June 11: DIVORCE MATH II WORKSHOP The Lilac Tree  presents a special workshop to help you learn about the... Read more »

Divorce Chicago: Upcoming Events

Divorce Chicago: Upcoming Events Below are divorce  Chicago events for before, during and after your divorce.  I would like to say “enjoy”, but maybe the real word here is “endure.” Wish I could be at these “Divorce in Chicago” events as I know the folks behind each event.  Alas, I am knee deep in doing... Read more »

Is Getting a Divorce One of Your New Year's Resolutions?

Then start by attending  this workshop on Thursday night! January 10th WORKSHOP – Contemplating Divorce Have you thought about divorce but are unable to decide? Do you agonize over whether the marriage is really over? Do you fear whether you can handle it emotionally or financially? Are you staying for the children? If you’ve answered yes to any of these... Read more »

Santa Please Bring Me! 12 Things That Should be on Every Divorcing Woman's (or Man's) Christmas Wish List

Now that you have wrapped all the Christmas gifts, it is time to put your list together for Santa. If you are going through a divorce in Cook County or Illinois, here is my wish list for you!  I have already been blessed with most of these. Merry Christmas!  If you have a friend who... Read more »

Dirty Tactics in Divorce: Are They Necessary?

At the recent Divorce University I listened to many wonderful speakers talking about the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce. Dirty tactics was not on the list of topics One of the speakers said that a divorce is 80% emotional, 10% financial and 10% legal.  Hold that thought for a moment. In the course... Read more »

Judge Dickler to Speak at Divorce University, Nov 4

If you are thinking about a divorce, are in the middle of a divorce or know a woman getting a divorce, sign up for the upcoming Divorce University, Sunday, November 4, 2012. This is a semi-annual event where you will hear judges, lawyers and other divorce related professionals give you information about the process of... Read more »
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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 Follow me on Twitter for articles and and news about Illinois Appellate Court divorce related decisions.

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