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

Be an active part in shaping your divorce process.

Attend our one-day 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 are a divorce professional who would like to sponsor the event. Our next conference will be our: 

35th Divorce University

Sunday, November 6, 2016. 

Early Bird Registration $100 (saving $30) is now OPEN

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–11:00am Legal Panel: Know the Law

    • Insights from a Judge, lawyer, and a mediator

  • 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

  • 12:45pm–1:45pm Discussion Panels (Choose one)

    • The Emotional Roller Coaster of Divorce

    • Survival Kit: Tools for Parents Helping Children

  • 1:45pm–2:00pm Break

  • 2:00pm–4:00pm Financial Panel: Know Your Finances

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

  • 4:00pm–4:30pm Afternoon Tea

    • A nurturing moment to end the day and last chance to ask questions. Tea and cake served.


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35th Divorce University

Sunday, November 6, 2016. 

Early Bird Registration $100 (saving $30) is now OPEN