Divorce is emotionally difficult, complex and often overwhelming.
Specifically designed to enable couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to proceed without the underlying threat of litigation.
Collaborative law employs problem-solving techniques and a multi-disciplinary team approach to help couples resolve their divorce.
Engage a neutral mediator to assist in resolving the matters at hand which offers privacy, flexibility, control, and ultimately, the outcome.
You may choose to have counsel represent you during your mediation to provide legal guidance under the attorney-assisted mediation model.
A negotiated settlement may be possible if both parties are willing to work together to exchange the necessary documentation through the assistance of counsel.
This process can be successful if both parties are on the same page about how to resolve their matter and the issues are not complex.
Every family’s dynamics and needs are unique
Whether a case is contested or uncontested, a divorce in Illinois may involve multiple facets including: division and allocation of assets and liabilities; child support; spousal support; decision-making responsibilities for the minor children (formerly known as custody); and parenting time (formerly known as visitation).
Additionally, a divorce case can proceed in different ways depending on your unique situation and intended outcome including: mediation, attorney-assisted mediation, the collaborative process, and traditional litigation.