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When to choose mediation in an Illinois divorce case

When a couple gets divorced, they may go through a wide range of emotions. However, some couples have accepted that they are dissolving their marriage and want to get through the process as quickly and amicably as possible. These are the cases that are best suited for mediation as opposed to a trial. A mediator is not a judge and will often tailor solutions based on the unique needs of the couple.

Roles mental health professionals may play in divorce

Some couples in Illinois that decide to divorce have many issues to sort through before the agreement becomes final. One or both parties have the option of selecting mental health professionals to help them make the transition and negotiate effective compromises, especially with custody issues.

Ways to get divorced at a reasonable cost

A couple contemplating divorce in Illinois may have a great deal of wealth or very little money to spare. Family law practitioners say that the costs of a divorce can run $15,000 to $20,000 or much more, but it is possible to complete a divorce for much less.

Settling a divorce through mediation

An Illinois resident who wishes to end his or her marriage must file a lawsuit to do so. However, it may be possible to negotiate the terms of a divorce settlement through mediation. Mediation may make it possible to avoid hard feelings after a divorce. It may also make it possible to come to an agreement faster and without a lot of trauma for either side.

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