Divorce mediation is a process in which a neutral third party, called a mediator, helps two people who are getting divorced to come to an agreement about the terms of their divorce.
Mediation is voluntary, and both parties must agree to participate. It is also confidential so anything you say or do in mediation cannot be used against you in court.
The following are some of the benefits of mediation:
– Save time and money
Mediation is typically much faster and less expensive than going to court.
– Reduce stress and conflict
Mediation can help to create a more peaceful and cooperative divorce process.
– Increase control over the process and outcome
In mediation, you have the power to make your own decisions about your divorce. You can decide what issues to discuss, how much time to spend on each issue and whether or not to reach an agreement.
– Improve communication
Mediation can help you and your spouse to improve your communication skills, which can be beneficial for both of you, even after your divorce is finalized.
Mediation is not always successful. If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement, you may need to go to court.
It’s important to note that specific procedures and requirements for divorce mediation may vary depending on the county or jurisdiction in Illinois. It is therefore advisable to consult with an attorney for more detailed information about the mediation process in your area.
If you have any questions about mediation in Illinois, or any other family law and/or divorce matter, contact our attorneys at the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. by calling (312) 641-0771 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our experienced attorneys can address your concerns and advise you of the proper course of action.