It is very clear to me from my conversations with my clients that attorneys do not agree on the best strategy for how to approach the beginning of the divorce process. While my ideas are not unique or necessarily always correct, they are intended to lay the foundation for a divorce that ends with the parties still able to co-parent children and participate in the major life events that will bring them together for decades such as graduations, anniversaries, funerals, and weddings. Here are a few thoughts intended to reach the goal of the end of the marriage without the end of civility which really all stem from one fundamental principle:
Elizabeth Wakeman is an attorney at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle where she focuses primarily in the areas of divorce and family law. Elizabeth has participated in alternative dispute resolution in multiple formats. She has also trained lawyers in ADR techniques, and she serves as a mediator for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Lake County and the 22nd Judicial Circuit in McHenry County.
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