According to traditional stereotypes, the end of a marriage involves contentious spouses at odds with each other in courtroom litigation. However, there is an alternative, and often less stressful, way to resolve divorces in Illinois. Here’s why divorce mediation is a great option for couples who are willing to work together to settle their divorce.
Save money and time
In mediation, both spouses and their attorneys meet with a neutral, third-party mediator who helps the couple negotiate a resolution to their divorce. When couples choose to pursue mediation they can sidestep the traditional process of divorce court. By keeping their divorce out of court, couples not only save valuable time but also money since they won’t have to pay court fees or hire attorneys for an extended period of time.
Control and confidentiality
When couples mediate divorce, they work with an objective mediator to resolve their divorce. This allows the couple to have more control over the outcome instead of being at the mercy of a judge. Also, divorce mediation is a completely confidential process so the couple will not have to worry about the details of their divorce being public knowledge. Notes taken by the mediator are typically discarded after a mediation session.
Legal professionals can help
Divorce is an emotional experience. Even when a spouse thinks he or she has been wronged, fighting for the sake of fighting rarely produces optimal results. For those in Illinois who want to work together and pursue mediation, consulting with an experienced legal professional is important. A knowledgeable and understanding family law attorney can help individuals resolve their marital breakup in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible.