Divorce and Family Law
Mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution sometimes used voluntarily by divorcing couples to settle their differences and sometimes ordered by the divorce court. The mediation process involves selecting a neutral third-party, usually a divorce lawyer or a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor to act as the mediator. The divorcing spouses meet with the mediator to attempt to reach an agreement regarding child custody issues, financial issues, and asset and liability allocation.
In some cases, the divorce court will order the parties to mediation to attempt to resolve child custody disputes. Even though mediation is mandatory in some cases, the mediator cannot force either of the divorcing spouses to settle the case. It is important to obtain legal advice from your own divorce lawyer before attending a mediation session to develop a strategy which will result in a mediation agreement acceptable to you.
The skilled divorce lawyers at Bruning & Associates PC have substantial education, training, experience, and expertise with respect to the mediation process, and preparing you for your sessions with the mediator. Bruning & Associates PC has offices conveniently located near you in Chicago, Schaumburg and Crystal Lake, Illinois. Please contact Bruning & Associates PC to schedule your free consultation regarding your divorce case and the resolution of any issues through mediation.
Serving divorce and mediation clients in Northern Illinois, including Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, McHenry County, Lake County, Will County, Boone County, DeKalb County, Kendall County, LaSalle County, and Winnebago County.