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01
OCT
2014

Organization for Effective Co-Parenting

As a guest contributor to the October 2014 Piles to Smiles newsletter, Theresa writes about how parenting requires organization systems and communication skills – family calendars, dinner conversations and homework rules provide structure for kids and reduce stress on...
01
JUL
2014

Discussing Collaborative Divorce in Glancer Magazine

The end of a marriage does not need to cause collateral damage to the entire family. Downers Grove attorney Theresa Beran Kulat is an expert in collaborative divorce law, an emerging practice based on the commitment of both spouses to dissolve the marriage but without causing...
22
APR
2014

Flower of Life – Keeping You at the Center

Your whole life is impacted by divorce but it does not need to be defined by divorce. Helping my clients to see and understand this is one of my primary goals as a Collaborative divorce attorney. In this blog post, I am going to share with you one tool I use to help clients look...
10
JAN
2014
Money Success From the Inside Out a seminar hosted by Theresa Beran Kulat and Trinity Collaboration

Money Success From the Inside Out

For many of us, the New Year begins with writing down numerous resolutions, often the same resolutions we listed last year! My challenge for you, my readers, is this: Get your financial house in order in 2014 and keep it that way. Why am I writing about this on a divorce blog?...
28
DEC
2013
Happy Divorced Holidays

Happy. Divorced. Facebook. Holidays.

“Happy. Divorced. Holidays.”  These words don’t usually go together.  For many, it’s more like “Tension. Divorced. Holidays” right? And what does Facebook have to do with the holidays and divorce and being happy? Stick with me here … Let’s start with “Happy. Divorced. Holidays.”...
23
NOV
2013

Let’s Start at the Beginning

As a Collaborative professional, I enjoy teaching people about the non-adversarial divorce options that are available, including Collaborative, Uncontested, and Cooperative Divorce. I’ve learned that when people are facing a life-changing endeavor like divorce, it is stressful...
08
OCT
2013
Trainers for the Advancement of Collaborative Practice

Sharing 10,000 Hours of Practice with Others

Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers talks about the “10,000 hour” rule – essentially that it takes an average of 10,000 hours of practice to get really good at something. In that time, you have to experience a range of situations and variables and then think through the options to...
02
OCT
2013

A Gathering to Celebrate New Beginnings at Trinity Family Law

On Saturday, September 14th, Trinity Family Law hosted a small gathering for colleagues and friends to celebrate new beginnings, including our new home and new name.  As you can see, there was much laughter as we connected with the many that have supported our journey in becoming...
05
DEC
2011
Seven Ways to Save Your Marriage

Seven Ways to Save Your Marriage – Numbers 5, 6, and 7

5. Create Financial Partnership The days of “husband makes the money, wife spends it” are over.  Maybe the two of you decided that one person would pay the bills to save time. That is fine. But if either of you feels like a financial bystander or second class citizen, this must...
13
NOV
2011

Ways to Save Your Marriage – Numbers 3 and 4

  3.  Deal with Addiction Addictions are far too common – from alcohol, drugs and gambling to the soft addictions of shopping, eating and television. Chances are you are addicted to something. Maybe your spouse is an addict. If so, you are co-dependent. Deal with it. Don’t...