Take charge of your divorce education. 

Educational workshops, self-paced online courses and webinars will help you learn in-depth and objectively about legal, financial and emotional topics related to separation and divorce.

One of the most important aspects of the process is self-advocacy. Being prepared, knowledgeable and confident will help you to be your own best advocate. While your attorney will fight to protect your interests and meet your goals, it is still your responsibility to provide the information needed, participate in negotiations, and decide what is ultimately best for you and your family.

Always prepare yourself for whatever legal obstacle you see coming. The better prepared you are, the more likely you are to understand the legal complexities of certain divorce issues, making the process faster and less stressful. 

When it comes to protecting yourself in a divorce and looking out for your own interests, it is important that you know what those interests are. Think long and hard about what is most important to you in your divorce and be realistic about compromise. Divorce is a negotiation (as most divorce cases are settled outside of court) and choosing your battles wisely can go a long way in getting you the results you need so you can move on with your life.

Our robust educational curriculum includes live workshops, self-paced on-line courses and webinars. Listening to a panel of qualified divorce professionals, asking questions, hearing other people’s perspectives, and participating in discussions will increase your knowledge, understanding and confidence as you move through your journey and make choices along the way.

Our workshops and webinars are unique because panelists are qualified experts work with The Lilac Tree staff to understand your needs of the modern family, as well as up-to-date legal advice.


In Person Workshops

Workshops are ordered by date. Make sure to register for each session you’d like to attend. If you have any questions, please send us a message, or call 1.847.328.0313.

Should I Stay or Should I Leave My Marriage?
Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL
Have you ever thought about divorce but have been unable to decide?  Are you agonizing about whether the marriage is really over?  Do you fear whether you can handle it emotionally or financially?  Are you staying for the children?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you. Led by a therapist specializing in divorce and separation and a family law attorney,

Nuts & Bolts of Divorce
Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL
Divorce can be overwhelming - especially with all the information out there.  As an introduction to divorce concepts, this workshop is aimed at people either contemplating or starting the divorce process. Professionals with expertise in family law and finance will introduce and explain the divorce process.

Online Courses

Courses are self-paced and can be viewed for up to 14 days on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Each course includes printable content.

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