Turn To Us For Collaboration And Mediation Services
Divorce and other family changes can be the most difficult and emotional periods in life. Often, litigation is costly and only heightens the stress.
The Law Offices of Anne Schmidt, LLC knows that you have alternative options, and we can help you decide if they are right for you. Anne Schmidt is a certified mediator and attorney who draws on her legal and business knowledge to solve conflict throughout Illinois.
Collaborative Law Can Streamline Divorce
The purpose of collaborative law is to meet the emotional and financial needs of the family. Collaborative divorce could spare the time constraints and sometimes overwhelming procedures and paperwork of the litigation process.
Collaborative divorce is based on the following three principles:
- An agreement not to go to court
- A transparent exchange of information between both spouses
- A solution based on the individual priorities of the family
The hallmark of the collaborative divorce is that the two attorneys representing the spouses agree to no longer work with the couple if they decide to proceed in court. From the beginning, the couple and attorneys are committed to settling the case – and all four have a financial incentive to do so.
An Experienced And Evenhanded Mediator
As a neutral facilitator, Anne helps parties develop options for resolution. These successful interactions can help you preserve relationships and accomplish your goals in a timely, cost-effective way.
In domestic relations mediation, we can help divorcing or unmarried parents address a variety of issues, including:
- Parenting time schedules
- Education decisions and expenses as well as extracurricular activities
- Child support
- Health care decisions and expenses
- Religious affiliation
- Extracurricular activities
Mediation may allow you to resolve a divorce or dispute before you go to court and, in some cases, before you even file a court case. Anne received over 40 hours of mediation training with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. She understands how to maximize your chances of reaching a fair agreement.
Evaluate The Possible Methods For Your Case
Bring your questions about mediation to us. We can help you decide whether to try to solve a legal problem through litigation or an alternative resolution method. Call 312-815-5820 or send an email to our Highland Park office to schedule your consultation with us.