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Laura Urbik Kern

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15 Spinning Wheel Rd.
Suite 106
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Fax: 630-993-1231


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
At the Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern, we firmly believe that you have the ability and power to reduce the stress of the divorce process by working with your spouse to deconstruct your marriage as carefully as it was built, as well as the ability to resolve child custody questions in the children’s best interests.

Why We Advocate Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Law Methods When Appropriate:

Honest, reasonable marital dissolution achieved through collaborative law, mediation, or another non-adversarial process is most likely to preserve the stability and security of all family members involved – especially children, who are at the heart of our law practice.

If divorce is the inevitable answer to your conflicts, the financial side involves a business decision centered on dividing assets and debts in a way that leaves you both able to re-group and begin again. Dissolution is not about what either one of you deserves; it is about what you are entitled to receive under the law. Dissolution is not about gamesmanship, asset hiding, or fraud. People who engage in these actions soon discover that they only line the pockets of their lawyers. It is never our intention to benefit from your family difficulties. Rather, we seek to help you reach reasonable and mutually-beneficial divorce and parenting time agreements whenever that goal is attainable.


I recognize that you have a choice in attorneys and all family law attorneys CAN ultimately resolve your problem. The questions you must ask are: “Will the attorney I choose work to dismantle my marriage as carefully as it was originally built? Will my children be the #1 priority throughout the process? Will my lawyer explain the process and recognize that my life will be forever changed from this point forward?”

My law firm has a client-centered, team approach: we focus on your life and your decisions. As an experienced Chicago divorce attorney, I will guide you, lay out your options, and try to teach you conflict resolution methods that you may use in the future. Your family unit needs to be dismantled with the same care with which it was built. My goal is to try to preserve family principles while resolving your problems.


1984 California Western School of Law JD 1984 1978 College of St. Benedict B.A. Government 2002 Mediation Certification


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2010-2014    AAM    Advanced Mediation Training 7.5
2010     Taught Mediation Training - Brigid Duffield    Teaching Certificate for Divoce and Family Mediation 46
2010    Dupage Bar Association    Advanced Mediation Training 3
1995    Judy Hogan and Benedict Schwartz    Mediation Training 40
2014    AAML    Domestic Violence Screening in Mediation
2013    ISBA    Speaking to Win Building Effective Communication Skills 3
2013    ISBA    Dealing with difficult clients 1
2012    AFCC    Managing Personality Disordered Parents

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Online Arbitrator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.