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Litigation is expensive, time-consuming, stressful and confining. Mediation provided by Judge Ruble Murphy creates solutions for families. Judge Ruble Murphy’s proven process offers clients the opportunity to create their own solutions responsive to the uniqueness of their situation and family.

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Experienced

Judge Lisa Ruble Murphy served as a judge in the Domestic Relations Division of Cook County for over twenty-one years and presided over thousands of domestic relations cases.

Respected

During her years on the bench, Judge Ruble Murphy earned a reputation for her intelligence, patience, fairness, compassion, creativity and putting families first.

Tailored to your needs

Judge Ruble Murphy will provide a flexible and cost-effective mediation process. She will be objective, listen attentively to her clients’ perspectives and interests and work diligently to assist in building consensus and creative solutions to their issues.

BIO

Hon. Lisa Ruble Murphy (Ret.) served as a Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County in the Domestic Relations Division from December, 1994 until December 2015. From 1997 until her retirement in December 2015, Judge Ruble Murphy served as an independent calendar judge and presided over thousands of pre-decree and post-decree dissolution of marriage and custody cases. During her twenty-one year judicial career, Judge Ruble Murphy was responsible for cases involving all aspects of family law including:

  • Custody, allocation of parenting responsibilities, visitation and parenting time in a variety of circumstances including situations involving special needs children, substance abuse, mental health issue
  • Relocation of parents and modification of parenting responsibilities and parenting time as a result of a the relocation of a parent
  • Establishment and modification of child support, maintenance and family support
  • Consideration of property and financial issues in a variety of circumstances including classification of property as martial or non-marital, valuation of assets, distribution of assets and debts, contribution and reimbursement between marital and non-marital estates
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Allocation of and contribution to college expenses
  • Allocation of attorneys’ fees and costs

In 2007, Judge Ruble Murphy became a certified mediator, successfully completing The John Paul Jones Group for the Cook County Circuit Court Comprehensive Mediation Certification. In 2013, Judge Ruble Murphy served as a member of ADR Exploratory Committee for the Cook County Domestic Relations Division. In January 2016, Judge Ruble Murphy served as a faculty member of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Business Valuation & Tax Issues in Divorce.

Judge Ruble Murphy graduated, with honors, from Illinois Institute Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1984 and Smith College in 1980.

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TESTIMONIALS

I have known Judge Ruble Murphy personally and professionally, for 25 years. Her commitment to the emotional well-being of children, and to constructive, forward-looking solutions for adults, are unparalleled. I highly recommend her professional expertise, legal acumen and quality as a person for any family going through a transitional period. - SC
Judge Ruble-Murphy has demonstrated in her over 20 years on the bench that both sides in a divorce dispute can, with civility and dignity, end their marriages without destroying their children. She is a staunch advocate for children's rights. She is decisive and firm in her approach to resolutions that are in the best interests and welfare of the children while helping the parents navigate their own lives as single parents working cooperatively - JL
Lisa was always a great Judge who has a memory second to none. She is always proactive in encouraging parents to listen to one another and to find their own solutions to the problems presented. Judge Murphy cares about the kids and their well-being was always her paramount consideration. So it comes as no surprise that Lisa Ruble-Murphy has begun a new career as a mediator. Only the best practitioners and Judges transition to this challenge, and I am confident that Lisa Ruble-Murphy will excel as a mediator just as she did as a Circuit Court Judge. - HR

WHY MEDIATION?

Family disputes managed within the court system are often stressful, emotional, disruptive and expensive. Judge Ruble Murphy believes that in managing these many challenges, you are in the best position to develop solutions that resolve disputes and enable you and your family to move forward with your lives in a positive manner. Mediation with Judge Ruble Murphy provides that opportunity for you and your family, offering:

A Solutions-Based Approach:

The opportunity to communicate openly about the issues that need to be resolved, then explore freely possible resolutions to your issues and then work to find mutually acceptable resolutions. Mediation sessions with Judge Ruble Murphy are collaborative, confidential, informed, self-determinative, safe, impartial and creative.

An Individualized Strategy:

After twenty-one years on the bench, Judge Ruble Murphy understands that each family is unique. She believes that the mediation process should adapt to her clients’ needs and interests, and she will provide a flexible and cost-effective mediation process specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of her clients.

Privacy:

Mediation enables families to resolve disputes privately, in a confidential setting, outside of the courthouse.

A Cost-Effective Alternative:

In contrast to litigation, which can be lengthy and very expensive, mediation is a cost-effective way to resolve family issues.

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SERVICES

Judge Ruble Murphy has experience in every aspect of family law and is prepared to assist her clients in resolving any of these issues including but not limited to:

  • Allocation and modification of parenting responsibilities
  • Allocation and modification of parenting time
  • Parental relocation
  • Grandparent issues
  • Child support
  • Allocation of college expenses
  • Spousal support
  • Property allocation including property valuation and classification
  • Debt allocation including debt classification
  • Attorneys’ fees and costs
  • Validity of pre- or post-nuptial agreements

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