Chicago Attorney Provides Mediation Services
Mediation is a process for parties to settle their disputes with the assistance of a neutral, third party, known as a mediator. Often times the third party is an Illinois family law attorney who guides them through the process. You and your spouse will meet to discuss parenting arrangements, division of property and support. If you seek a method less antagonistic than traditional litigation to resolve the breakdown of your marriage, you should consider mediating. Mediation can be less expensive and less acrimonious than litigating issues. The role of the mediator is not to make decisions but to facilitate and aid the parties in discovering the middle ground or a settlement solution.
What are the benefits of mediation?
Mediation gives couples the opportunity to work together to resolve their divorce or parenting issues (formerly custody and visitation). When people decide to mediate, they maintain control of the process.
- Control of outcome. You don’t have a judge unfamiliar with your family deciding your fate.
- Mediation is confidential. Negotiations are conducted in private and facts about your family will not be argued in open court.
- Expediency. Court involvement extends the time to resolve a case.
- Mediation is cost-effective. It can save money from the cost of litigating.
Contact an Experienced Divorce Mediator
Annette Fernholz has been a certified divorce mediator since 2006. She is one of 50 approved domestic relations mediators by the Circuit Court of Cook County. If you seek an alternative to court — more control in divorce proceedings and a more civil tone with your ex-spouse or ex-partner for the sake of your children – try mediation. When you and your partner make a full disclosure of assets, mediation is a cost-effective way of retaining these assets and expediting the divorce process. To learn more about mediation services, contact Law Offices of Annette M. Fernholz, P.C. for a consultation. Call (312) 683-0308 or send an email.