Divorce Mediation Attorneys
Helping You Resolve Divorce Issues Through Mediation, Negotiation and Collaboration
Divorce has changed in recent years. More and more divorcing spouses are seeking faster and more amicable methods of resolving their divorce issues. Mediation is, in fact, required of parties by the courts before trial. The reason for this is that a certain percentage of cases are successfully mediated and settled which benefits not only the parties but the Court, the County, etc.
Learn more about efficient and cost-effective methods in resolving your divorce issues.
Private Mediation Attorneys
If you wish to try mediation before you take your matter to Court you can employ a private mediation attorney in accordance with Illinois Supreme Court Rule 2.4 of the Illinois Code of Professional Ethics:
(a) A lawyer serves as a third-party neutral when the lawyer assists two or more persons who are not clients of the lawyer to reach a resolution of a dispute or other matter that has arisen between them. Service as a third-party neutral may include service as an arbitrator, a mediator or in such other capacity as will enable the lawyer to assist the parties to resolve the matter.
(b) A lawyer serving as a third-party neutral shall inform unrepresented parties that the lawyer is not representing them and shall explain to them the difference between the lawyer's role as a third-party neutral and a lawyer's role as one who represents a client.
All Good Family Law Lawyers Work to Settle
Private mediation cases, absent a Court Order, are unusual. Parties know very quickly if there is any chance of settlement and if there is your family law lawyer can draft any proposed orders and after discussion and revision the necessary agreed orders can be signed by the parties and entered by the Judge. Simple cases that are resolved by agreement can be disposed of in 14 days or less in any Illinois County.
Any type of dispute can be settled by agreement including:
- Child support
- Child custody
- Visitation/parenting time
- Spousal maintenance/alimony
- Property division
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