Laura Urbik Kern
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15 Spinning Wheel Rd.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Description of Practice
Why We Advocate Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Law Methods When Appropriate:
Honest, reasonable marital dissolution achieved through collaborative law, mediation, or another non-adversarial process is most likely to preserve the stability and security of all family members involved – especially children, who are at the heart of our law practice.
If divorce is the inevitable answer to your conflicts, the financial side involves a business decision centered on dividing assets and debts in a way that leaves you both able to re-group and begin again. Dissolution is not about what either one of you deserves; it is about what you are entitled to receive under the law. Dissolution is not about gamesmanship, asset hiding, or fraud. People who engage in these actions soon discover that they only line the pockets of their lawyers. It is never our intention to benefit from your family difficulties. Rather, we seek to help you reach reasonable and mutually-beneficial divorce and parenting time agreements whenever that goal is attainable.
My law firm has a client-centered, team approach: we focus on your life and your decisions. As an experienced Chicago divorce attorney, I will guide you, lay out your options, and try to teach you conflict resolution methods that you may use in the future. Your family unit needs to be dismantled with the same care with which it was built. My goal is to try to preserve family principles while resolving your problems.
|2010-2014||AAM||Advanced Mediation Training 7.5|
|2010||Taught Mediation Training - Brigid Duffield||Teaching Certificate for Divoce and Family Mediation 46|
|2010||Dupage Bar Association||Advanced Mediation Training 3|
|1995||Judy Hogan and Benedict Schwartz||Mediation Training 40|
|2014||AAML||Domestic Violence Screening in Mediation|
|2013||ISBA||Speaking to Win Building Effective Communication Skills 3|
|2013||ISBA||Dealing with difficult clients 1|
|2012||AFCC||Managing Personality Disordered Parents|
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family
- Divorce (all issues)
- Divorce (parenting)
- Marital Mediation
- Mediation Trainer
- Representational Lawyer
- Parenting Coordinator
- Collaborative Professional
- Conflict Coach
- Mediating Lawyer
- Advanced Mediation Trainer
- Online Mediator
- Mediation Consultant
- Online Arbitrator