To keep your divorce private, mediate. Don’t litigate

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce mediation on Friday, April 24, 2020.

Choosing to mediate your Illinois divorce is often the sanest option available. Especially if the two of you share minor children, mediating rather than litigating the divorce can allow you to preserve a civil parenting relationship with your ex.

The two of you obviously have disagreements, otherwise, there would be no need to divorce. But a protracted divorce battle will only further decimate your already fractured relationship. Agreeing to disagree on some matters but remaining willing to civilly mediate the issues that are central to your divorce sets an even keel for your post-divorce co-parenting relationship.

But it is not just parents of young children who can benefit from a mediated divorce. Any couple who prefers to keep the salacious details of their break-up private or their financial information to themselves can appreciate the confidentiality that mediation offers.

The problem with a litigated divorce is that all information becomes part of the public record. That means that anyone who has the time and inclination can peruse the court records of your divorce. They can discover details about an act of infidelity or get a true picture of your financial status. In short, they can learn all that they want to about some of your most personal matters.

Mediation keeps things private, between the divorcing spouses, their respective attorneys and the mediator. The professionals all have a sworn duty to keep these matters under wraps, so your private matters remain just that.

If you would like to learn more about how divorce mediation could work for you, please contact us to set up a consultation.

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