Warrenville, IL Mediation Attorney
Certified Divorce Mediator Lawyer in DuPage County, IL
If you are considering divorce and looking for an alternative to traditional litigation, mediation may be a viable option. In divorce mediation, the spouses work with a mediator to craft a settlement on their own. During a marriage dissolution, there are several complex issues to resolve, such as child support, allocation of parental responsibility (child custody), parenting time (visitation), division of assets, tax implications, and many others. For this reason, it is important to work with a mediator who has an in-depth understanding of the legal matters at play.
At The Law Offices of Nancy Kasko, LLC, we have helped numerous clients with complex divorce and family law matters. Attorney Nancy Kasko handles all of these cases personally, and she works closely with her clients to provide the individualized representation they deserve. Nancy has been through her own contested divorce, and she knows first-hand the emotional and financial strain this process can have on spouses and their families. As a certified mediator, she offers clients an alternative that is more affordable and less combative than going to court.
The Advantages of Divorce Mediation
Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) where the spouses meet with an impartial, third-party mediator to work out their differences and move toward a settlement. The mediator has no authority to make decisions regarding the case, only to facilitate a discussion to help bring the parties to an agreement (on their own) that works for everyone. If the parties are able to reach an agreement, it is submitted to the court for final approval.
Divorce mediation provides several potential benefits, including:
- The spouses have greater flexibility and control over the outcome of the case.
- The process is typically faster and less costly than traditional litigation.
- The sessions take place in a cooperative atmosphere that helps maintain amicable relationships.
- Everything that is discussed in mediation is kept confidential and will never become a part of the public court record.
Though there are several advantages to divorce mediation, it is not for everyone. For this process to work, both spouses need to go in with the willingness to compromise and negotiate in good faith toward an amicable settlement. If one of the spouses is uncooperative, mediation could end up being a waste of time and money.
Speak with a Compassionate Carol Stream Divorce Mediation Attorney
Mediation is a popular alternative to traditional divorce that works well for some couples. Attorney Nancy Kasko is both a divorce attorney and certified mediator. She has extensive knowledge of all the legal implications of a marriage dissolution, and she ensures that all important issues are fully addressed during the mediation sessions, so there are no unwelcome surprises down the road. To learn more about divorce mediation and if it might be right for you, contact our Warrenville law office at 630-836-8540 or our Wheaton office at 630-407-1665 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Warrenville, Winfield, West Chicago, and Wheaton, Illinois.