Posted on: May 10th, 2017 by admin No Comments

Theresa Beran Kulat, a pioneer in the field of Collaborative Process, stands for healthy relationships. If a relationship is ending, she takes a non-adversarial approach to divorce by helping couples negotiate legal agreements through structured, goal-oriented meetings, rather than fighting things out in court.

For couples who want to stay together but who are facing challenges, Theresa offers Transformational Mediation. In this process, the couple learns new ways of communicating and resolving conflict in their everyday lives. As blended families have unique challenges, this type of mediation helps by creating support structures and communication guidelines.

Theresa started Trinity Family Law in 2003 as one of the first law firms to concentrate solely on non-adversarial divorce. A dynamic speaker, Theresa presents on relationship issues, conflict resolution and Collaborative Process. Her training company, Trainers for the Advancement of Collaborative Practice, has trained many practitioners throughout the state of Illinois.

Theresa currently serves as the President of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, having held other offices and served in other capacities with the organization since its inception in 2002. She is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Prior to forming Trinity Family Law, Theresa practiced municipal law with Ottosen, Trevarthen, Britz. Before entering law school, she worked in sales with Procter & Gamble and was a research assistant with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

She contributed the chapter “Holistic Divorce: An Opportunity for Transformation” to the recently published book Stress-Free Divorce. Her work has also been published as part of the ABA best seller, Lawyers as Peacemakers:  Practicing Holistic, Problem-solving Law by J. Kim Wright.

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