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De-mystifying the Collaborative Process in Domestic Relation
Date: 11/06/2013
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: Domestic Relations, Domestic Relations Collaborative Law Subcommittee
Experience Level: Basic
MCLE Credit: As of 11/05/2015, this program is no longer eligible for MCLE Credit.
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This interactive seminar will provide an overview of the collaborative process, the professionals used in a collaborative case, and how the process differs from litigation, with time reserved for questions and answers. Attendees will then be divided into groups to prepare/conduct a mock divorce utilizing the collaborative process.


Participants will be divided into teams representing a husband or wife going through a divorce. Fact patterns will be utilized and one team member will be chosen to represent each party in the following sessions:

  • Initial Team Meeting presentation with the parties, attorneys, a financial neutral, coaches, and a child specialist. Topics will include: setting goals, the participation agreement, and identification of needs versus interest-based negotiations.

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