Should You Consider Mediation For Your Family Law Case?
When people think of lawyers, they often also picture courtrooms and judges. Many are surprised when they learn that this is not the trajectory for many family law cases. The attorneys of Beattie|Onorato have a wealth of experience helping Illinois residents through difficult family law matters. While we are experienced litigators, we can also resolve your case outside the courtroom through the process of mediation.
What To Expect From Mediation
In mediation, the goal is to reach an outcome that works for everyone involved. When we serve as mediators, we remain neutral and facilitate open communication between you and your partner. From child custody arrangements to divorce proceedings, all of these issues can be resolved through mediation. Mediation is a structured and efficient process that allows you to take control of your case and its outcome.
There are many benefits to choosing mediation. Perhaps the biggest benefit is the ability to choose the outcome of your case that best fits the needs of you and your family. Unlike a judge, the mediator does not make decisions for you and your partner but rather allows the couple to figure out what works best for them and their family. You and your partner, rather than the judge, control the process.
Additional benefits of mediation include: (i) it is cheaper and less time consuming than having to go through the court system; (ii) most mediations end with a settlement rather than trial; (iii) mediation is confidential; (iv) you can still have a lawyer give you advice throughout the process if you choose to do so; and (v) mediation can also help improve communication between you and your partner to avoid future conflicts.
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Our firm truly cares about our clients. Mediation is just one of the many services we have available to meet your needs. We listen with compassion and understanding in order to find an approach that works best for your unique situation. To learn more about mediation and whether it may be the right option for you, call our office in Chicago at 312-809-2750 today. We work with clients who live in Cook, Will, and DuPage counties.