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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

Gather Information & Handouts
Coffee, Tea & Bagels Served

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

Insights from a Judge, a Family Law Attorney and a 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 - 11:15am
Break

11:15am - 12:00pm
Blossom Panel: What I Learned in My Divorce

Insights from Lilac Tree Clients

12:00pm - 12:45pm
LUNCH BREAK

Meet & Mingle with 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.
Lunch Served (Sandwiches)

12:45pm - 1:45pm
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.

Or

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.

1:45pm - 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 - 4:00pm
FINANCIAL PANEL: Know your Finances

Insights from a Lawyer & a Financial Expert
Includes Breakout Q & A Session with Expert Teams

4:00pm - 4:30pm
AFTERNOON TEA

A Nurturing Moment to End the Day & Last Chance to Ask Questions
Tea & Cake Served.

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 Thursday, October 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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