Many people contemplating divorce want to avoid the negativity and confrontation of the divorce process. For them, an alternative approach exists: divorce by mediation.
Mediation is a process by which the two parties work through their issues with a neutral, professional mediator working to facilitate an agreement.
Resolving Even The Most Pressing Problems Of Divorce
Divorce by mediation addresses the same issues as traditional litigation: child custody and visitation, spousal maintenance and division of property. The difference is that the discussion occurs not in a courtroom but in more comfortable surroundings. Mediation promotes honest, respectful communication. Couples agree beforehand to work through their issues. Attorneys can be present, but bombast is not allowed.
Mediation does not eliminate contention or complexity. Feinberg Sharma provides divorce mediation services and addresses all the issues in mediated divorces that it addresses in conventional litigation, including high net worth divorce, complex business issues, division of assets and alimony.
How does divorce mediation work in Illinois? Mediators do not make decisions. They work with both parties to create fair agreements. When decisions are made, the divorce mediators will draft an outline of the agreements reached. The parties' lawyers will draft and submit the legal documents to the court for approval. When the couple works together to amicably end the marriage, there is less likelihood that the end result will be viewed as unfair by either party. There is far less post judgement fighting, in most cases. Some cases should never be mediated. When power is very unbalanced, your FS lawyer will advise you to withdraw from mediation.
Let Us Represent You In Mediation for Divorce in Illinois
Feinberg Sharma, represents parties in every kind of divorce, including mediated divorce. To learn more about mediation and its advantages, call our office. FS’s family lawyers will be happy to speak with you.
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Mediation in divorce can reduce stress and facilitate sound agreements. Call our divorce mediator and mediation savvy attorneys at 312-376-8860, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.