Illinois Legislator Proposes Measure Supporting Collaborative Divorce

As reported in the Northwest Herald newspaper of McHenry County, Illinois, two proposed measures backed by State Senator State Sen. Pam Althoff, R-McHenry and the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois aim to ease the emotional and financial burden that often accompanies divorce or separation.

Illinois Senate Bill 31 and House Bill 1029 would pave the way for the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, which would outline the process of using a model of conflict resolution known as collaborative practice.View Post

The newspaper has also published an editorial in favor of the legislation, stating in part “We think the ideas behind the legislation makes sense. We encourage thoughtful approaches to resolving such disputes. Any approach that would move divorce matters along more efficiently and with fewer court appearances is of benefit to all parties involved.”

It’s always positive news to learn about efforts no matter where they take place that helps educate people about the options offered by collaborative divorce and prompts them to consider collaborative divorce in their own circumstances.