Elizabeth Lazzara Completes Divorce Mediation Skills Training Course
Aronberg Goldgehn Family Law Attorney Elizabeth Lazzara has completed the Divorce Mediation Skills Training course at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies. The 40-hour course covered fundamental and practical techniques to successfully resolve disputes. Elizabeth intends to use these skills to develop her family law mediation practice to successfully assist clients in reaching reasonable, creative and cost-effective solutions that are right for their family.
Elizabeth is on the Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division’s list of Court-Certified Mediators, and is certified to mediate Discretionary (financially related issues) and Mandatory (custody related issues) mediation cases. She has 22 years of extensive experience representing clients in all financial phases of divorce or family law conflict, including, but not limited to: antenuptial (prenuptial) and postnuptial agreements; trial practice and procedure; child support and maintenance; property distributions; valuations of closely held corporations, limited partnerships, retirement funds, commercial and residential real estate holdings and employee stock options; and tax analysis of complex income scenarios. She works closely with accountants and valuation experts to determine non-marital and marital values of assets.
Elizabeth also devotes a substantial portion of her time representing clients on children’s issues involving contested and uncontested child custody, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, liberal and supervised visitation, relocation, termination of parental rights, and issues of physical, sexual and/or substance abuse. In this capacity, she works closely with court appointed psychiatrists and child psychologists on custody evaluations in both mediated and litigated settings.
Elizabeth holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability. Since 2003, she has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Family Law by Leading Lawyers Magazine, a designation awarded to less than 5 percent of Illinois attorneys. Also, since 2006, she has been named a “Super Lawyer” in Family Law by Illinois Super Lawyer magazine, a designation awarded by peers to only 5 percent of Illinois attorneys.