303 W. Main Street, West Dundee, IL 60118
 | 847-428-7725
Call for a Free Consultation
100 Illinois Street, Suite 200, St. Charles, IL 60174
 | 630-200-4882
By Appointment Only
West Dundee, IL847-428-7725
St. Charles, IL630-200-4882
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Search

What Are the Benefits of Mediation in Divorce Cases?

Posted on in Divorce

Kane County Divorce Mediation Attorney

The divorce process can be a long, drawn-out affair if it is a contentious case. A lengthy divorce can drain both you and and your soon-to-be former spouse mentally, emotionally, and financially. 

In many situations, it is beneficial to use a mediator instead of litigating in court. Divorce mediation may take only a few collaborative sessions, and even the longer instances are usually much faster than court cases. 

Divorce mediation (also known as alternative dispute resolution, or ADR) is a process in which a third party listens to both sides and attempts to resolve all issues in a neutral manner. If you and your spouse are considering this route for your divorce, the following benefits may help in your decision: 

Cost-Effective

Divorce mediation is significantly less expensive than going to court, anywhere from 40 to 60 percent cheaper, according to the American Bar Association. Mediation’s goal is for both parties to work together to find solutions to all issues, including child support, spousal maintenance, and the division of marital assets. Divorces that play out in a courtroom rarely work as smoothly. Litigation also involves at least one lawyer for each side. You can rack up a lot of attorney and court fees over time.

Divorce Mediation Benefits for Children

Children usually have an easier time with mediation because their parents are not involved in a long and stressful court battle, which makes their home lives easier. The mediation process can also be a positive, because kids are able to see their parents work together to sort through any differences. The cooperative nature of mediation is different than the typically adversarial feeling in court. Mediation shows the children that people can disagree on issues but still cooperate to make a compromise. 

Contact a Skilled Kane County Divorce Lawyer

Mediation allows for more control in your divorce. It is more cost-effective and has a positive effect on children when compared to the courtroom. If you feel mediation is the best option for your divorce, and you would like to learn more, an experienced Carpentersville divorce mediation attorney can show you how to work together in crafting a divorce agreement that benefits everyone. Contact the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II PC today at 847-428-7725 to schedule a free consultation. 

Sources:

www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/publications/the_101_201_practice_series/benefits_of_mediation_in_divorce_cases/

Martindale Hubbell Rating Best Lawyers Super lawyers Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Comission Lawyers Association Program Illinois State Bar Association Kane County Bar Association DuPage Bar Association
Back to Top