Take the next step in creating a better future for you and your family.

Be active in shaping your divorce process.

Attend our conference 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 divorced women. Come away with a thorough understanding of your options.

Divorce University™ is our largest program, held twice annually. 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. Our next conference will be: 

38th Divorce University

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


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37th Divorce University

Sunday, March 4th, 2018