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Divorce Outside The Courthouse.

We understand the worries many people have about divorce court, where a judge who doesn't know you or understand your situation decides your fate and that of your children. 

We want to help you skip court and use a simpler method.  Trust Keith one of the first lawyers to learn and embrace collaborative law and mediation. By helping clients negotiate key issues on their own, he seeks to help them take control in a process that often seems out of control.

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Collaboration & Mediation Saves You And Your Family

Mediation also helps you avoid the risk of trial, protects your confidentiality, and can decrease stressful conflict. Mediation may also protect your children from the pain of parental conflict.

A collaborative divorce is a great alternative if mediation is not an option, and will minimize any influence of the courts and help keep family goodwill intact.


Skip the Court


When we can't make mediation work, a better alternative to court


Of course we can also represent you in litation through family court should that outcome arise, with over 40 years of experience you will be in great hands.

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Experience You Can Trust

Northwestern University

Illinois Leading Lawyers

Network ADR Family

Bachelor Of Arts, Juris Doctor, Law

Trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Trained Expert In Mediation

Trained Expert In Collaborative Divorce



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Barbara A. Schmidt

Director of Human Resources at OTTO Engineering, Inc.

I hired Keith to represent me in a divorce proceeding that I initially thought would be easy. As it turned out, the ex-spouse was losing his meal ticket and fought every inch of the way. Keith did a superb job of protecting my important assets in this case. Even though my ex-spouse made things difficult--Keith prevailed. I am happy to endorse Keith Morse and would hire him again should the need arise.

Sandra Crawford, JD

Mediator, Collaborative Law Professional

Adjunct Instructor at Northwestern University 

Keith is the comsummate dispute resolution professional bringing to his cases, his Collaborative clients and the Illinois Collaborative community his considerable knowledge and talent from both a bar and brench prespective. He is dedicated to the ideal of resolving disputes respectfully. It is a pleasure to work with him on cases and as a volunteer in the work of promoting the Collaborative Law model of conflict resolution in Illinois.

Gordon Ring

Law Office Of Gordon Ring

Keith is an top lawyer as an advocate for his client. He understands and applies the law as well as any lawyer I have opposed or work with in or outside the courtroom. He was and is a leader in mediation and he has also mastered this set of skills.

Gunnar Gitlin

Gitlan Law Firm, P.C.

Keith has excellent skills as a collaborative professional and is a benefit to the collaborative community.

Sasha von Varga

Keith is a dedicated Collaborative Professional seeking to help clients achieve the best outcomes by addressing the needs and interests of each client in a thoughtful and mutual process. Keith also works in the professional community to make collaborative practice a viable and accessible model for people to consider as they contemplate their divorce options. Keith is a forward thinking practitioner and is a positive force in the family law alternative divorce resolution process.

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Principal attorney Keith Morse has been in the legal field for his entire career, both as a judge and an attorney in private practice.

Over the last 30 years, Keith has been refining his practice to be the best family law lawyer in the Rockford area and beyond.  

The Problem- The traditional divorce process is broken

With his wealth of experience and courtroom knowledge, Keith saw first hand how divorce, through the process of the courts, has become too impersonal with your and your family’s fait decided by an over worked judge, with results often favoring no party.

The Solution- 

Collaboration and Mediation.  Over 20 years ago, other top lawyers recognized this as well, and together with them, Keith helped build the process and practice of collaborative family law.  

Specializing in alternatives to traditional divorce, Keith will help you determine whether mediation or collaboration are a fit for you and will expertly guide you through the process.

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124 N. Water Street
Suite 208

815 - 967 - 5000

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