Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution. What does that mean for you? Mediation can be the path you take instead of the traditional court route for your divorce or parenting issues.
Mediation can be entered into voluntarily at any point during or even before your court case or it may be ordered by the court. Illinois circuit courts have mediation requirements for cases involving decision-making and parenting time issues. This requirement can be waived if the court finds that there is an impediment to mediation, such as domestic violence.
Mediation is conducted by a mediator – a neutral third party, trained and experienced with facilitating agreements among participants.
Deciding issues through mediation has many benefits. Parties tend to feel more in control of their case through mediation. Mediation provides a custom solution for the family’s issues. Agreements reached in mediation have a higher rate of compliance by the participants as compared to court orders decided through litigation. Mediation tends to be more cost effective than retaining attorneys to resolve the family’s disputes.
Call today to see if mediation is the right route for your dispute.