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06
NOV
2017

All Endings are Beginnings

Over the next few weeks, I will be wrapping up my term as President of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII). A member since it was created in 2002, I have served in many capacities as it has evolved from a grassroots group of professionals committed to humanizing...
19
OCT
2017

What Makes a Divorce Truly Collaborative

Here’s a great article that just published in the Chicago Tribune’s Barrington Courier-Review this week that explains what Collaborative is about and who is a good candidate. Many thanks to reporter  Jackie Pilossoph for clearly telling the story about Collaborative...
18
SEP
2017

Why Collaborative Process is More Important Than Ever in Illinois

Collaborative Process is getting more play in Illinois with the passage of the Uniform Collaborative Process Act and the timing couldn’t be better: New child support guidelines went into effect July 1st and the potential fallout is evident in conversations with my clients...
11
MAY
2017

Fighting for Love – Theresa is Featured Guest on Mari Frank’s Radio Show May 15th

Mari Frank’s weekly radio show Fighting for Love features interviews with thought leaders in various fields, including Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret; William Ury, author of Getting to Yes; and Stu Webb, founder of the Collaborative movement and author of The...
08
MAY
2017

The Essence of Collaborative

“There has to be a balance of head and heart, where both are engaged and both are honored,” Kulat said. “You can’t be all gushy-gushy Kumbaya because that doesn’t satisfy the needs of your client to analyze the numbers, but if you go into this [with your head only], y...
26
APR
2017

Non-Adversarial Divorce – What Exactly Does this Mean?

As a non-adversarial divorce attorney, people say to me: “Can you really advocate for your client if you are non-adversarial?” I interpret this to mean something along the lines of “Don’t you have to put on your boxing gloves to win?” We use...
17
MAR
2017

Holistic Divorce: An Opportunity for Transformation

We are pleased to announce that Theresa is a contributing author to the new book Stress Free Divorce. Here’s an excerpt from her chapter, “Holistic Divorce: An Opportunity for Transformation”: “Uncertainty about the law is only one aspect of the anxiety...
17
FEB
2017

Join Us at the Zen Parenting Conference

At Trinity Family Law, we are committed to our clients living great lives and parenting their children effectively. That’s why we sponsor “Let’s Get Real”, Zen Parenting Radio’s annual conference on February 24 & 25, 2017 at the Westin Hotel in...
29
JUN
2016

Coming Full Circle in the Collaborative World

At the collaborative table, I have sat in many spots: first as a client in my mid-thirties with two young sons … then, because of what I learned in my own divorce, as an attorney establishing my own law firm with a focus on Collaborative Practice … and now, with the...
22
JUN
2016

Making Peace Out of Discord is Recognized by My Alma Mater, Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School

On November 7th, Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School inducted me into their Hall of Honor along with six other women. I am both greatly humbled to be in the company of such accomplished women and grateful for the recognition of the work that I do in the field of Collaborative...