CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A New Pro Bono Resource for Military Couples Seeking Divorce
The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII) is proud to announce a partnership with Health and Disability Advocates' Warrior to Warrior program, which provides a broad range of services to Illinois Guardsmen, Veterans, and their families. Recognizing the need for pro-bono divorce services for these men and women with limited means when they seek divorce, Illinois Warrior to Warrior decided to work with CLII to develop excellent, timely and accessible pro-bono collaborative divorce services for its members. "We receive requests for help with divorce and until now we didn't have a good resource for pro bono assistance. We are excited about this new partnership with CLII," said Laura Gallagher, Warrior to Warrior Team Member. The pilot program was developed by attorneys Sandra Crawford and Olga Stambler and psychologists Carroll Cradock and Linda O'Connell of CLII working with Laura Gallagher Watkin, Kawryne Tillman and Evelyn Stratton of Warrior to Warrior. The collaborative divorce services will be provided by volunteer members of CLII who will donate their services as attorneys, financial planners and mental health professionals. Collaborative divorce uses specially trained lawyers, divorce coaches, child specialists and financial specialists to help couples, using a problem solving approach to prevent a court battle and, when there are children, to have them be a priority, rather than a casualty. "We are proud--but not surprised--that so many of our members have volunteered to work together to provide these services to those who have served our country," said Carroll Cradock, Ph.D. Past President of CLII. Interested Veterans and National Guard personnel can receive information about available services from Warrior to Warrior through the website www.ilwarriortowarrior.org or Warrior to Warrior staff at 877-938-8403, or at the Armories, or they can contact CLII at 312-882-8000.
About The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
The mission of The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois is to advance Collaborative Practice as a conflict resolution option in Illinois. CLII is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 200 members from the legal, mental health, financial and collaborative fields. In addition to offering free educational resources for the public, CLII maintains a listing of collaborative divorce practitioners for the public. Visit Collablawil.org to learn more.
SOURCE The Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois