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DIVORCE UNIVERSITY

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The Law, Your Finances, Your Family

Sunday, Nov 2nd 2014

8:15 am - 4:30 pm

The Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston, Illinois

The Lilac Tree is proud to present Divorce University, a one day conference designed to educate you on the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce. During the day you will interact with a judge, lawyers, mediators, collaborative attorneys, financial planners, therapists for children and adults and more, all of whom specialize in family law and divorce. And you will hear from divorced women who've moved on to independent new lives.

You'll come away understanding your options, that you are not alone and how important it is to take an active role in shaping your future.

Program

8:15am - 9:00am
REGISTRATION

Coffee & Bagels
Gather Handouts and Information

9:00am - 11:00am
LEGAL PANEL: Know the Law

Insights from a Judge, a Family Law Attorney and a Collaborative Attorney and Mediator

Learn what you need to know about the legal process, divorce and the respective roles and responsibilities of the professionals involved. Understand the court process, your legal rights, when mediation is appropriate, what collaborative law is, what to expect from your lawyer and what is expected of you.
Q & A - Pose general questions to the legal panel as time allows.

11:00am - 11:30am
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: (Ret.) Judge Michele Lowrance

11:30am - 12:30pm
LUNCH BREAK

Meet Divorce Professionals & Sponsors
Family law attorneys, mediators and collaborative attorneys, financial advisors, therapists and former clients will be available to answer questions throughout the day.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
DISCUSSIONS

(Choose one)

SURVIVAL KIT: TOOLS FOR PARENTS HELPING CHILDREN
Consider steps you can take to help your children adjust to a restructured family. Understand the impact of this process on your children and ways to help them through divorce.

THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER OF DIVORCE
Talk about the emotional challenges faced during divorce. Learn how to take care of yourself through the ups and downs of divorce and how to find the needed support.

1:30pm - 2:00pm
BREAK

Meet Divorce Professionals & Sponsors
Family law attorneys, mediators and collaborative attorneys, financial advisors, therapists and former clients will be available to answer questions throughout the day.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
FINANCIAL PANEL: Know your Finances

Preparation and knowledge is the key to successful financial organization in divorce. Understand what you need to know to prepare for and begin the divorce process by learning the first steps; financial terms, which documents to gather, your options and an introduction to the financial disclosure statement.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
BREAKOUT FINANCIAL Q & A SESSIONS

4:00pm - 4:30pm
CLIENT PANEL & AFTERNOON TEA

Hear two women relate their experiences and what they learned as they moved through the divorce process toward independent lives, while ending the day with a cup of tea and cake.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Please call The Lilac Tree office 847.328.0313 for more information or to register.
Fee includes handouts, program book, continental breakfast, lunch and tea. Seating is limited. Payment of $130 by Wednesday, April 30th is recommended. If space remains, you may pay $150 at the door. Cash, check or credit/debit card accepted in advance. No refunds issued after the event.


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