One alternative to a litigated divorce is a mediated divorce. In mediation, a couple works with a neutral party, a mediator, to craft their own divorce agreement. The mediator helps the couple find areas of consensus and negotiate an agreement that both parties find acceptable. The mediation process is confidential and no part of it can be used against either party should the divorce go to court.
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A mediated divorce has both advantages and disadvantages in comparison to a litigated divorce. On the one hand, mediation is usually much quicker and less expensive than a divorce proceeding that goes to court. Additionally, couples that go through a successful mediation are more likely to uphold the terms of the divorce because they determined them for themselves.
Mediation can have its disadvantages as well. Because many mediators are not attorneys, they cannot offer sound legal advice. Divorces can involve complex issues of child custody, child support, property division and maintenance & spousal support that require experience to navigate properly. The decisions made in divorce agreement have far reaching consequences for your personal and financial life. The only way to ensure your interests are protected now and into the future is to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. The divorce attorneys at the law firm of Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC are practiced in helping clients through divorce mediation.
Even if you are considering handling your divorce through mediation, it is wise to consult an attorney beforehand. Often people wait until after a divorce agreement is reached through mediation to have it reviewed by an attorney. If their attorney finds problems with the carefully negotiated agreement, it can cause conflict and threaten the mediation process entirely.
If you are in need of an attorney that concentrates in the area of family law or any of our other related practice areas, contact Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC at (630) 852-1100 or by email to make an appointment for a consultation.