Non-Adversarial & Healthy: The use of mediation allows both sides to work cooperatively to determine
a resolution that works best for their situations. This can have a positive
impact on communication and parenting roles going forward.
Mediation vs. Litigation
Litigation is the process of taking your case to court where your and the
other party's attorney present each side to the judge. This process is
usually only initiated if the parties cannot agree on crucial case issues.
Mediation, however, is private and does not utilize the services of a
judge or court.
Mediation can be as public or private as the parties involved would like
the process to be. Some people choose to discuss their issues in a room
together with only a mediator and their attorneys present. This legal
process is ideal for people who are able to amicably reach decisions together
without the interference from an outside third party. If couples cannot
reach decisions on all issues presented in mediation, the case is considered
contested and must be brought before a judge for resolution.
Role of the Mediator
the role of the mediator is to act as a neutral third party and to do everything
necessary to help the parties come to a mutual agreement. They also may
act as a convener to assist in contacting each party. they may also act
as educators, translators, and catalysts.
Is Mediation Required For Divorce?
This question largely depends on the issues pertaining to the divorce.
The state of Illinois requoires mediation of child custody or visitation
Reduced Impact on Children
Litigated cases involving children including divorce, custody, and visitation
are invasive and often create long term animosity and communication issues
between parents as well child alienation. The negative impact on parents
and children can be permanent. Resolving disputes through mediation provides
an amicable and efficient platform, which may reduce long term impact
and trauma on children and parents.
Contact Our Barrington Mediators Today
Mandas Law is dedicated to helping our clients amicably resolve their family
law issues. We understand that legal issues of this type can be stressful
and complicated and will do our best to help ease the legal burden.
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