Published Articles

Mediation vs. Litigation for High-Conflict Divorce
Family Lawyer Magazine, 2015 // Judge Michele Lowrance (Ret.) discusses how mediation might be a better option than litigation for high-conflict divorce cases.

Judicial Profile: Interview with Michele Lowrance
Attorney at Law Magazine, 2015 // Chris Haigh, Attorney at Law Magazine Publisher, had the pleasure of interviewing retired Judge Michele Lowrance, who was selected by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Samuel S. Berger Award. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the award recognizes attorneys and judges who exemplify the highest standards of integrity, courtesy, knowledge of family law and the extraordinary ability to solve human problems.

Bullying Between Family Lawyers is not a Rite of Passage
Family Lawyer Magazine, 2013 // Judge Michele Lowrance (Ret.) has had almost 40 years of experience in the courtroom and she imparts her wisdom on young family law attorneys.

Social Media in Divorce Proceedings
Family Lawyer Magazine, 2013 // The only thing that does not change is change. Lawyers must modify and change the way they prepare for high-conflict cases with social media playing such a large part of today’s communication. Understanding and knowing the right questions to ask about social media in divorce proceedings is key.

The Tools and Skills a Family Lawyer Needs
Family Lawyer Magazine, 2012 // Retired Judge Michele Lowrance shares skills that are not taught in law schools, and how her ‘Reality Map’ helps lawyers keep their fees and clients’ emotions and expectations in line.

Parenting for Divorcing Parents
CHILDANALYSIS.COM, December 2011 // Telling your children about your divorce could be considered to be the hardest part. Retired Judge Michele Lowrance provides suggestions on how to script what you are going to say to your children about your breakup.

The Child You Had with Your Ex is Getting Married
Huffington Post, June 2012 // When the child you had with your ex is getting married you may go through a variety of emotions. Retired Judge Michele Lowrance shares five tips on how to ensure you and your child have a special day.

How To Tell Your Spouse You Want A Divorce
Huffington Post, May 2011 // How you begin this conversation may define how your case unfolds and the emotional and financial costs are to you and your family. Michele Lowrance shares ten crucial things to know about ‘the conversation.’

Divorcing With Good Karma
Huffington Post, December 2010 // Retired Judge Michele Lowrance answers your questions about forgiveness, the new lover, and assets.

How to Survive the Divorce Epidemic
Huffington Post, August 2010 // Retired Judge Michele Lowrance shares the skills that  may make the difference in determining if your marriage will last.

How Your Breakup Now Affects Your Future Karma
Huffington Post, November 2010 // Retired Judge Michele Lowrance discusses how to create and maintain good karma for your next relationship.

Can We Learn From Our Past Relationships?
Huffington Post, November 2010 // Multiple romantic relationships — whether married or dating — and the termination of those relationships have become part of our cultural evolution. This evolution means we must create a way to not only survive, but thrive in this reality. To thrive in this new reality Retired Judge Michele Lowrance explores what can meaning can be found in relationships that did not last.