Individuals 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.
When it comes to alternative dispute resolution, mediation is a standard divorce method used in Illinois. During this process, an unbiased third party, trained in mediation, helps opposing parties negotiate settlements. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we often help clients find a mediator to help them achieve the most positive outcome.
Divorcing couples often feel anxious about many aspects of their upcoming separation, not the least of which is the drain the divorce will put on their pocketbooks. This is why a number of Illinois couples will look for cheaper alternatives than going to court, with divorce mediation considered one of those less expensive routes. Here are some reasons why mediation does not cost as much as litigious divorces.
Even if you opt for a collaborative process rather than litigation, divorce in Illinois can be a difficult process to navigate. A collaborative divorce requires both you and your spouse to hire an attorney to represent you. However, there are tasks involved in the process that are beyond the purview of a divorce attorney to perform. A divorce coach serves a different function than an attorney in a divorce proceeding, providing you with personalized encouragement, guidance and motivation throughout the process as an independent third party.