We occasionally feature our members (Fellows) so that you can learn more about them, Collaborative divorce, and our organization.
Name: Jason Sposeep
Title: Senior Partner, Schiller Ducanto & Fleck
Where do you practice Collaborative Divorce?
I practice Collaborative Divorce primarily in the Chicago area but have been involved and really enjoy participating in Collaborative divorces in different parts of the country. With the advent of Zoom, collaborating internationally is not a thing of the future.
What do you find rewarding about practicing Collaborative Divorce?
I truly enjoy watching people grow and mature during the Collaborative Process. With the proper team in place, the clients learn the lifelong skill how to resolve future conflict and to regularly become better parents and people.
What should clients know about you as a Collaborative Divorce professional?
Clients should know that I am a firm believer in the Collaborative Divorce Process having successfully completed more than 100 collaborative divorce matters. I have also been an active member of the collaborative community both as a former executive board member of CDI and teaching Collaborative Basic training for the past many years! I also had the opportunity to argue before a panel of Illinois Supreme Court Judges and staff to advance the passage of the Supreme Court Rule that directs lawyers and cements the tenets of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act of Illinois.
When you are not hard at work practicing in the Collaborative world what do you do for fun?
I have three wonderful children and an amazing partner in my wife and spend as much quality time with them as possible as life moves fast. I also really enjoy paddle sports, fishing, scuba and travel.
What tips do you have for couples considering divorce?
If you decide to divorce, do it with thought and integrity. Divorce is not for the faint of heart and involves a serious amount of emotion, but if appropriately addressed with a proper team, divorce can be transformative and post-divorce life can be very rich for you and your re-defined family.