Answers To Your Divorce Mediation Questions
If you are entering into a divorce or separation, you probably have many questions about the mediation process. Mediation can be a tremendous benefit if both parties agree to work with the process amicably. The most important thing to do is work with a lawyer you can trust. Do not trust in the services of an inexperienced lawyer or try to handle everything yourself.
At the Law Offices of Anne Schmidt, LLC, we work with clients in Highland Park and throughout Illinois, in all aspects of divorce mediation and collaborative divorce. We bring a unique combination of training, experience and understanding to all of our mediation sessions. We understand the difficulties involved in a divorce, so we do everything we can to help clients get through the process with the least amount of stress possible. In fact, we do not do divorce litigation because we know that mediation is such a better process for everyone involved. We want to help you resolve your divorce-related issues amicably and efficiently.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a simple process in which both divorcing parties meet together and come to agreements regarding their outstanding divorce issues.
What Are The Benefits Of Mediation?
There are numerous advantages to mediation. Mediation is generally more efficient and more cost-effective. It is more private, and it provides much more control over the process and the outcome. Mediation helps protect your children from the emotional turmoil of divorce, and it minimizes the stress for both parties.
Do I Need An Attorney For A Mediation?
It is always in your best interest to work with a trusted lawyer during the mediation process. In some cases, couples can come to an agreement on many of the issues in their divorces without the help of legal counsel, so they can draw up their own agreement. Even in these cases, though, it is critical to have an attorney look over the agreement, advise you of your rights and give you good counsel regarding getting your agreement approved by the court.
What If My Spouse Doesn’t Want To Use Mediation?
Unfortunately, divorce mediation only works when both parties are committed to it. Mediation is a process of working together, amicably, to come to agreements. When one person is hostile to the process, it simply can’t work.
What Types Of Issues Can Be Resolved In Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation sessions are geared toward resolving all aspects of your divorce. This can include parenting plans, child support and spousal support, division of assets, domestic relations orders and anything else that would be resolved in divorce litigation.