Divorce court is no place for feelings. And that’s where I come in.
Confident. Self-Trusting. Mindful. Resilient. Empowered. My mission is to help you harness all of these wonderful qualities as you go through the process of ending your marriage, which will help save you time, energy and money in your divorce.
Divorcing clients often do not have a healthy, designated space to process and express their emotions, and the resources in the legal system are limited. Over time, the unprocessed emotions build up. This causes the parties to take unreasonable positions, and the divorce drags on longer than necessary.
I’m here to show you that divorce doesn’t have to be that way. I provide you a safe haven to process the emotions that are holding you back from powering through your divorce. I also help you build emotional resilience, so you can handle the most difficult stages of divorce with confidence, dignity and compassion. And when it’s all over, I help you rise from the ashes and take flight to your new life, like the phoenix that you are.
I grew up in a town of about 1,500 people, where divorce doesn’t occur often and is rarely discussed. While I am grateful for my roots, I also had dreams of being a divorce lawyer in the big city. I moved to Chicago in 2011, became a lawyer, and practiced divorce law for over six years.
I also went through my own divorce in 2020, ending a 10-year relationship in the midst of a global pandemic. I struggled with many feelings, including guilt for hurting my spouse, and shame for not “succeeding” at marriage. When I finally blocked out all the noise and started listening to my emotions and gut, I was able to see the way forward. My mission is to help guide others through that process and show you that, even though it feels like your life is burning to the ground, there is a phoenix waiting to rise from the ashes and soar.
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
Certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
Practiced as a divorce lawyer for 6+ years and served 30+ clients in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution
40+ depositions, hearings, trials and mediations
Prepared 30+ Marital Settlement Agreements and Parenting Agreements
2022 Illinois Rising Stars
The Best Lawyers in America 2021
Fresh Starts Registry Expert
Brainz Magazine Executive Contributor
Kara was my attorney throughout my very complicated and stressful divorce. Not only did she provide great legal counsel, but she was there for me emotionally as well. Kara was compassionate, detail-oriented and supportive. She helped me so much when things got overwhelming, and I don’t know what I would have done without her. I am so thankful for Kara!
— Susan B.
I was a complete mess when Kara and I met. I was unwinding a 30-year marriage and unprepared to advocate for myself. Kara’s legal team provided the strength, clarity, and expertise I needed. More importantly, they were warm, supportive, and empathetic throughout the entire process. I am grateful for Kara’s attention to detail, her honesty, and her uncanny ability to read non-verbal communication…even on Zoom!
— Carol S.
Are you feeling alone or stuck in your marriage and not sure what to do? Are you ready to get divorced, but nervous to take the next step? Are you feeling drained and frustrated in your divorce?
Are you ready to effectively process your emotions and power through your divorce with confidence, courage and energy?
Have you had a wake-up call that your marriage needs to change, but feeling stuck and unsure of what to do next? I will help you become more mindful of how you actually feel about your marriage and find clarity to make a change.
Have you decided to end your marriage, but feeling anxious and scared about taking the next step? Let’s harness your confidence, courage and compassion, so you are prepared to have those tough conversations and take “the leap” to a better future.
The Breaking Free
Are you mid-divorce and feeling overwhelmed, drained and frustrated? Let’s build your emotional resilience and energy for the ride ahead and help you become a master of your emotions, so they don’t get in the way of your bright future.
You made it through your divorce – Congratulations! Let’s seize your independence and create an exciting and fulfilling life. What dreams or goals did you put on the back burner in your marriage? Let’s pursue them fearlessly. I can’t wait to see you take flight!
In the last few years, I’ve really focused on strengthening awareness of my emotions and paying attention to how they impact me in real time, both mentally and physically. Building that mindfulness has helped me to fearlessly follow my intuition time and again, from my decision to get divorced to pursuing my dream of becoming a divorce coach. I provide my clients an empathetic space to share their emotions, so they can better understand them and act upon their inner knowing.