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Many Couples Turning to Mediation for Their Illinois Divorces

Posted on in Illinois Divorce

 St. Charles, IL divorce attorneyThere is no denying that divorce and all it entails takes a heavy emotional toll on a family, especially on the children. But not every divorce needs to be a contentious one. In fact, more and more couples are realizing the benefits of using mediation as a major component in the divorce process. A mediation attorney from our law firm can explain how this less stressful and friendlier process can be used to obtain resolutions to issues of child custody, division of assets and property, spousal support, and more. Below is a brief overview of how divorce mediation works. Call our office for more details about how it could work in your situation.

Mediation Process

The goal of mediation is to avoid having to litigate your case and go to trial. Not only does this cut down on the emotional side of divorce, but it also helps the financial side. It is recommended that both spouses still have their own attorneys during mediation because there are legal requirements that Illinois family law statutes may require that could affect the agreement you and your spouse come up with. Having your own attorney also ensures your rights are protected and you are not being taken advantage of by the other party.

You and your spouse will work with your attorneys to identify which issues need to be addressed, share what ideas you both have on how they should be addressed, and work towards meeting an agreement on those issues. When it comes to child support, the state has its own guidelines which must be followed; however, you and your spouse can work out an agreement for those expenses that child support does not always cover, such as the costs of extracurricular activities your child may be involved in.  

Even in situations in which a spouse may be less than cooperative in the mediation process, having a skilled mediation lawyer advocating for you can make all the difference. A seasoned mediation professional knows how to push past a difficult party and work through negotiations with that party’s attorney in order to bring the case to a resolution.

Contact a St. Charles Divorce Attorney

If you and your spouse are divorcing and are considering mediation, call Weiler & Lengle P.C. at 630-382-8050 to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our dedicated Kane County mediation attorneys and find out how this process could benefit your family.


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