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The Divorce School Faculty

Our Faculty is composed of:

  1. Faculty Members – These are divorce professionals who have dedicated most or all of their practices to helping couples and families go through a divorce. They include family lawyers, divorce mediators, divorce coaches, therapists, parenting experts, and divorce financial professionals.
  2. Guest Speakers – These are divorced people and adult children of divorce who want to share their stories and experience to validate what our Divorce School participants may be going through – and to offer some food for thought as to how they may better handle their challenges.

Our Faculty Members

Family Lawyers/Mediators

Michele Lowrance
Hon. Michele F. Lowrance (Ret.), Family Law Mediator and Attorney

Sonya K. Zeigler
Sonya K. Zeigler, Family Lawyer
SessionComplex Issues in High-Asset Divorce Cases
Abigale M. Stolfe
Abigale M. StolfeFamily Lawyer
Session: 11 Things You Need to Know About Child Custody and Parenting Time
Carolyn M. Grimes
Carolyn M. Grimes, Family Lawyer

Jessica L. Leischner
Jessica L. Leischner, Family Lawyer

Rebecca Janet Wade
Rebecca Janet Wade, Family Lawyer

Arin R. Fife, Family Law Attorney
Session: Divorce Your Spouse – Not Your Property
Candace L. Meyers, Family Lawyer
Session: The Divorce Process in Illinois for Financially Complex Cases
Marta J. Papa
Marta Papa, Divorce Attorney, Mediator

Vera Bergermann, family lawyer
Vera Bergermann, Family Lawyer

Ginger L. Dugan
Ginger L. Dugan, Family Law Attorney

John K. Grubb
John Grubb, Family Law Attorney, MBA

Nissa M. Ricafort
Nissa M. Ricafort, Parenting Coordinator, Family Law Attorney
Session: Legal Issues Pertaining to Children During and After Divorce
Robert Stevens
Robert Stevens, Family Lawyer
Session10 Things You Need to Know About Divorce
Allison Williams
Allison Williams
Family Law and Child Abuse Attorney
Session: Child Abuse Allegations – From Both Sides

Financial Professionals

John P. Cito
John P. Cito, CDFA®, Independent Financial Advisor
SessionFinancial Divorce 101: FAQs About Managing Your Money During Divorce
Dianne Nolin
Dianne Nolin, CFP®, CDP
SessionWhy You Need a Financial Expert on Your Divorce Team
Veralynn Morris
Veralynn Morris, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®
SessionDivorce and the High-Net-Worth Client: Issues and Opportunities
Lorelei Stevens, Licensed Real Estate Broker
Session: Divorce Liens: Allowing One Spouse to Keep the Family Home
Peggy Tracy, CFE, CDFA
Peggy L. Tracy, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, CFP®, MBA
Session: Fraud and Divorce: Is Your Spouse Stealing Your Future?

Divorce Coaches

Chris Armstrong, Certified Relationship Coach
Chris Armstrong, Certified Relationship Coach
Session: 2 Men on Relationships and Dating After Divorce
Pegotty Cooper, Certified Divorce Coach
Pegotty Cooper, Certified Divorce Coach, IOM, ASAE Fellow

Tara Eisenhard, author, coach and mediator
Tara Eisenhard, Author, Coach, and Mediator
Session: Overcoming the Shame of Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca, CLC, Divorce and Parenting Coach
Session: What Your Child Really Wants You to Know
Mandy Walker
Mandy Walker,
Divorce Coach, Mediator
Myths About Marriage And Divorce 

Mental-Health Professionals

Mark Banschick, MD
Dr. Mark Banschick
, MD
Sessions: Is My Ex Crazy, or Just a Jerk? Part 1
Is My Ex Crazy, or Just a Jerk? Part
Alison Fosbery, MA, Registerd Psychotherapist
Alison Fosbery, MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Session: Stress: How to Deal with It
Dr. Benjamin Garber
Dr. Benjamin Garber, Ph.D., Psychologist,  Parenting Coordinator, Author
Session: Parental Alienation: How to Detect, Prevent, and Overcome its Effects
Tarry Gaspard
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW, Therapist, Author, College Instructor
Session: How to Help Children Cope with Divorce
Dr. Sheri Meyers
Dr. Sheri Meyers, Psy.D., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, author
Session: Infidelity: How to Spot It, Recover from It, and Affair-Proof Your Marriage

Other Divorce Professionals

Martha Chan, Founder of The Divorce School
Session2 Stepmoms Talk about Love and the Blended Family
Dan Couvrette
Dan Couvrette, CEO and Publisher of Divorce Magazine and
Session: 2 Men on Relationships and Dating After Divorce
Megan L. Hunter, MBA, High-Conflict Expert, Author, Speaker
SessionMy Ex Is Crazy! Handling a High-Conflict Ex
Cathy Meyer
Cathy Meyer, Master Certified Coach
Session: Gender Bias in Custody in Family Court
Diana Shepherd, CDFA
Diana Shepherd, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine

Our Guest Speakers

Elliot Meyer
Elliott Meyer,an Adult Child of Divorce
Session: A Conversation with 2 Adult Children of Divorce
Dylan Couvrette
Dylan Couvrette, an Adult Child of Divorce
Session: A Conversation with 2 Adult Children of Divorce