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Theresa Beran Kulat, an attorney since 1992, focuses her practice on Collaborative Divorce.  As one of the first Collaborative Divorce practitioners in the Chicago area, she is also one of the most experienced.  She serves clients throughout the Chicagoland area.


Our Mission:  Empower people in the divorce process and other legal matters to negotiate agreements that enable them to build healthy new lives, prosper financially, and co-parent children effectively.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    13 years
  2. Uncontested Divorce: 20%
    13 years
  3. Prenuptials: 5%
    13 years
  4. Family: 5%



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Lyn C. Conniff

    I have worked with Theresa on Collaborative divorces and she always maintains a very professional demeanor, while diligently representing her client's interests in a manner that preserves the relationship between the couple. Theresa has an ability to solve problems creatively and cooperatively. These skills are assets to her client and the Collaborative process.


    Lyn Conniff Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Kathryn Rose Engel

    I endorse this lawyer. Theresa is respected in the community for her commitment to the collaborative process. She is experienced, professional and focused on what's best for her clients and the family.


    Kathryn Engel Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Trinity Family Law

5116 Forest Avenue
Downers Grove, IL, 60515


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199208/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal CounselorTheresa Beran Kulat & Associates2003 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Law Institute of IllinoisPresident-Elect2015 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2002 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinoismember2002 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Suburban Life MagazineA Beautiful Legacy2015
Suburban Life MagazineWho is Happy?2015
Suburban Life MagazineTransforming Relationships2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawN/AJuris Doctorate, Cum Laude1992
John Carroll UniversityEconomics and FrenchBachelor of Arts, Cum Laude1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
17th Annual Conference of the International Alliance of Holistic LawyersThe Inaudible Conversation2009