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Top reasons to mediate your divorce

The divorce process will be stressful. There is no way around this. What you can do, however, is make a few decisions that will allow you to put this in the past as soon as possible.

This is where divorce mediation comes into play. More people are turning to this strategy, as opposed to heading to court, because of the benefits.

Here are some of the top reasons to mediate your divorce:

-- It doesn't cost as much money. Does it get any better than that? You are going to have a lot of financial concerns during divorce, and this can help alleviate some of them.

-- You are more in control. While you still have to work with your former spouse to settle all matters, you have more control over what is going on.

-- Personal attention. Don't expect much attention if you go the traditional route. With mediation, this is not the case. You have the right to speak and be heard from start to finish.

-- Faster resolution. Do you really want the process to drag on for many months (or longer)? Definitely not. This is why divorce mediation is something to consider. It is much faster than the alternative.

These are just some of the many reasons why divorce mediation continues to grow in popularity. You don't want to go through divorce, but if you are put in this position it is best to make decisions that will ease some of the pain. If nothing else, learn more about divorce mediation in Illinois, including the steps involved with getting started.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Celebrate Mediation Day: Top 10 Reasons To Mediate Your Divorce," accessed Jan. 26, 2016

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