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Reasons to consider mediation over litigation in a divorce case

20516952_s.jpgIndividuals in Illinois who are going through a divorce may want to consider mediation instead of litigation. One benefit to choosing mediation over litigation is that it is a collaborative process as opposed to an adversarial process. This means that both parties in the divorce work together to craft a settlement that is in everyone's best interest. As the focus is on getting a deal done in a timely manner, mediation may be less expensive than going to court.

Individuals tend to have more control over the divorce process when working with a mediator. This is because a mediator is focused on ensuring that everyone has ample time to talk and to express their feelings. During a trial, an attorney may play a significant role in shaping the narrative presented to a judge or jury. As an individual exerts greater control during the mediation process, it can be a less stressful way to settle a divorce.

There might be no need to bring an attorney to a mediation session. Instead, a legal professional will typically be hired to review any agreement reached while working with a neutral third party. A mediator may be able to refer an individual to an attorney who has experience working on collaborative divorce cases. This may make it easier for a person to obtain a favorable resolution in a timely manner.

Engaging in divorce mediation talks may be ideal for both a divorcing couple and any children they have. Parents who are facing a lower level of stress during the divorce may be in a better position to provide emotional and other support to children. For those without children, taking some of the heated emotion out of divorce settlement talks may make it easier to work in good faith toward a deal.

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