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What Is Divorce Mediation?

  • By: spk-admin
  • Published: May 31, 2022

Most individuals view divorce as a painful process between two individuals who have grown to dislike each other. While this is often what we see on TV and in the movies, it does not necessarily have to be this way. Yes, we have all known someone who has gone through an ugly divorce. However, divorcing couples often avoid such nightmares through divorce mediation.

What Is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation occurs when both sides attempt to settle their difference outside of the courtroom. Even though both sides are advised to have a lawyer, mediation is an attempt to come to a peaceful resolution on the division of assets. Mediation allows a couple to talk out their differences and mutually agree on the result. This is a more civil way to conduct a divorce as opposed to arguing your case and forcing a judge to make a rule that one side will undoubtedly be unhappy about.

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is undoubtedly cheaper than litigation. It is an ideal solution for any couple that mutually agrees that divorce is the best way to go but does not harbor any ill-will towards the other person. Furthermore, issues can be resolved a lot quicker with a mediator rather than a judge. This is ideal if you have already agreed upon things such as division of assets, child support, and alimony.

The Downside of Divorce Mediation

Mediation is not likely to work if one side does not agree with the divorce in the first place. It is also highly unlikely to work if the divorce was caused by infidelity or abuse. It is also not an ideal solution if one side believes the other is lying about or hiding their assets. It should be noted that both of those actions are illegal and could result in harsh punishments being handed down by the court.

The bottom line is that mediation requires compromise. If you do not believe you or your partner or are willing to do this, mediation will only delay the inevitable and end up costing more money in the long run.

The Divorce Experts

Whether you decide to pursue divorce mediation or litigation, you need to have an experienced divorce attorney on your side. For starters, regardless of your current relationship, your spouse is bound to have their own representation. Second, we have seen firsthand how people can get blindsided during mediation. We do not want this to happen to you.

The team at Strategic DivorceTM is the best at what they do because they specialize in divorce proceedings. When you become our client, you become a part of our family. We look out for you, support you, and work tirelessly to protect you while getting you the divorce settlement you deserve.

Please call us at 847-234-4445 to set up your free consultation with one of our attorneys. You can also schedule this free consultation online by filling out this short form.

Attorney Michone Riewer

Attorney Michone RiewerTM is a seasoned lawyer based in Lake Bluff, IL, focusing on Family Law. She brings a wealth of experience to matters of divorce, child custody, alimony, and beyond, aiming to provide clients like you with the insight you need to protect your family and move through the legal world with ease.

Connect with her firm, Strategic DivorceTM, to stay updated on the latest developments in Family Law and get in touch with an advocate who’s committed to helping you navigate the legal landscape in Illinois.

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