Every divorcing couple faces important decisions like child custody, spousal support and property division and must find a way to come to agreement about these important matters. Some couples are able to remain amicable and open to negotiations, while others cannot come to an agreement without some form of assistance.
For couples that remain amicable, mediation offers an alternative dispute resolution approach. In mediation, a neutral third party assists a couple in working together to make decisions needed to get a divorce. The mediator’s role is to get both parties in conflict to take a careful look at the issues, options for resolution, and work together to construct an agreement that is fair to both parties and makes sense for the parties and their children.
DuPage County Divorce Lawyer: Mediation
If you feel that mediation might be right for you, call our Naperville, Illinois, law office to schedule a free initial consultation. Principal attorney Ronald L. Hendrix has been an attorney since 1985 and is a court-approved mediator with a Master of Arts degree in guidance and counselling. We can provide mediation or represent you if you are involved in divorce mediation in another office.
Call 630-416-7004 or 815-722-7050 to schedule a free initial consultation with Naperville divorce mediation lawyer Ronald L. Hendrix.
A mediator must remain neutral and does not issue binding decisions. The role of the mediator is to facilitate discussion and compromise on important divorce issues, including:
- Child custody and visitation
- Custody and parenting time
- Property division
- Maintenance and spousal support
If a couple goes through mediation and does not resolve key issues, their next option is to pursue a contested divorce, which is often longer and more costly than mediation.
Contact A Family Law Mediator Serving DuPage And Will Counties
We serve clients throughout the Chicago area, including DuPage County. If you are unsure if mediation or alternative dispute resolution is right for you, schedule a free initial consultation by calling 630-416-7004 or 815-722-7050, or contacting the firm.