The Lilac Tree
“The Lilac Tree is a resource and a haven for women contemplating divorce, in the process or post-decree. Our mission is to provide education, support and guidance to women in the divorce process, so that they can move confidently towards independence.
We offer help four ways:
- Individual Information Sessions for women at the beginning of the process, to help them assess their options and learn what to expect legally, financially and emotionally.
- Divorce Workshops and Seminars including evening and weekend sessions in Chicago and the north and northwest suburbs, and our semi-annual Divorce University. Topics include what to expect in the divorce process, the role of attorneys, mediators and financial planners, what women need to know about finances, helping children through divorce, co-parenting, infidelity, making career transitions, reducing stress and more.
- Divorce Support Groups, Led by therapist, meet during the day or evening to help women deal with isolation, parenting issues and ways of moving on.
- Free Referrals to professionals in our registry, including divorce attorneys who specialize in women’s issues, divorce mediators, collaborative attorneys, financial and divorce planners, therapists who concentrate their practice on divorce issues for women, children and families, career counselors and social service agencies.”