Category Archives: Collaborative Divorce

Member Spotlight: Kimberly Grady

We periodically feature our members (Fellows) so that you can learn more about then, Collaborative divorce, and our organization. Name: Kimberly Grady Profession: CPA, CDFA Title: Financial Neutral What do you find rewarding about practicing Collaborative Divorce? I find using my expertise to help people and families who are going through a challenging time the […]

Member Spotlight: Marie Sarantakis

We periodically feature our members (Fellows) to help you learn more about them, Collaborative divorce, and our organization. Name: Marie Sarantakis Profession: Divorce Attorney Title: Principal Attorney of Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd.   Where do you practice Collaborative Divorce (i.e. in what geographical area)?  I participate in collaborative divorces cases in Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, and Will counties. […]

Member Spotlight: Anne Prenner Schmidt

We periodically feature our members (Fellows) to help you learn more about them, Collaborative divorce, and our organization. Name: Anne Prenner Schmidt Profession: Attorney Title: Attorney/Employee Benefits Specialist What do you find rewarding about practicing Collaborative Divorce? Not participating in a litigated process. The fact that I can help people realize that there is a […]

Member Spotlight: Kieron Inalsingh

We periodically feature our members (Fellows) to help you learn more about them, Collaborative divorce, and our organization. Name: Kieron C. Inalsingh Profession: Financial Planner, Financial Specialist, Financial Neutral Title: Certified Financial Planner™, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and Mediator Where do you practice Collaborative Divorce (i.e. in what geographical area)? In general most of my […]

Member Spotlight: Amy Schillinger

We periodically feature our members (Fellows) to help you learn more about them, Collaborative divorce and our organization. Amy Schillinger Profession: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Psychologist Title: Divorce Mediator & Coach, Child & Co-Parenting Specialist Where do you practice Collaborative Divorce? St. Charles, and Elgin (Kane County) but now with things virtual, in ALL […]

What Happens in Divorce Litigation

By Brad Pawlowski, JD Many families go through “traditional” divorce litigation. It’s familiar, it’s common and it’s what most people know as their only choice when they need to get divorced. What many people don’t know, however, is how many bad things that can happen from litigation. Divorce litigation’s “bad things” all stem from a […]

Trying to divorce during COVID-19: How do you live with someone you no longer want to spend your life with?

By Dr. Sara Schwarzbaum Maybe you have been thinking about getting divorced, or have already made the decision to divorce right before the pandemic hit. Maybe your divorce is already in the works, but everything has been put on hold. If you were the one who initiated the divorce, your level of frustration or anxiety […]

Five Ways the Collaborative Process Gives You Greater Control Over Your Divorce Than Traditional Litigation

By Marie Sarantakis, Esq. Couples going through a divorce are often dealing with a great deal of stress. They are navigating several life changes all at once and often do not understand the legal options available to them. Many spouses think that once they’ve decided that they are going to separate, there is only one […]

Can I participate in Collaborative Divorce if I am a victim of domestic violence?

By Nanette McCarthy Principal Partner – Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP If you are considering divorce or have already started in the divorce process, you probably know the COVID-19 pandemic virus has affected the court system. While the courts are doing their best to adjust, many cases previously set for status, hearing, or trial have […]