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Be an active participant in your divorce process.

This half day conference will focus on the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce in Illinois. Learn from and interact with a judge, attorneys, mediators, collaborative practitioners, therapists, certified financial analysts, divorce coaches, real estate experts and others going through the divorce process.. Come away with a thorough understanding of your options.

The Divorce University™ Conference is the largest Lilac Tree program, and regularly sells out. Register below or contact us if you have questions.  If you are a divorce professional who would like to sponsor the event please contact Candace Browdy at cbrowdy@thelilactree.org. The next conference is: 

38th Divorce University™ Conference

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston

Divorce University...helped me organize my thoughts and feelings so that I could clarify what I really wanted and what I was willing to do if it couldn’t happen. It was great to know that I wasn’t alone, and that there was help for any aspect of the situation that I needed. Just having a sense of what might be ahead was so reassuring. I was able to prepare myself with all the to-do’s that were ahead, but more importantly, prepare my mind and heart.
— Jenny

Sample Schedule:

  • 8:15am–9am Registration:

    • Gather information and handouts. Tea, coffee, and bagels served.

  • 9:00am–10:30am Legal Panel: Know the Law

    • Insights from a Judge, a lawyer, and a mediator

  • 10:30am–10:45am Blossom Speaker: What I Learned in My Divorce

    • Insights from a former Lilac Tree client

  • 10:45am–11:30am Discussion Panels (Choose one)

    • The Emotional Roller Coaster of Divorce

    • Survival Kit: Tools for Parents Helping Children

  • 11:30am–12:15pm Lunch Break

    • Meet & Mingle with Professionals

  • 12:15pm–1:45pm Financial Panel: Know Your Finances

    • Insights from a lawyer and a financial expert. Includes breakout Q&A session with expert teams

  • 1:45pm–2:00pm Afternoon Tea

    • Meet & Mingle with Professionals