Collaborative Law

Collaborative divorce and family law is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which a collaborative team comprised of the parties, their attorneys, a financial neutral, and a mental health professional are committed to finding voluntary, durable, future-focused, and mutually beneficial solutions that avoid litigation and are centered upon the needs and interests of the parties.  Collaborative divorce and family law is an inherently client-driven process in which the collaborative team addresses the legal, financial, and emotional aspects of the parties’ matter.  As of January 1, 2018, the Illinois Collaborative Process Act is now effective Illinois law, which recognizes both the viability and the validity of the collaborative divorce and family law process practiced in Illinois for over fifteen years.

Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. is committed to the collaborative divorce and family law process, which is informed by my training as a Fellow with the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.  If you think that the collaborative divorce and family law process may be right for you, please contact me at (312) 919-8857 to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your options.