Affordable Divorce Mediation = Affordable Divorce

If you are interested in an uncontested divorce in Illinois, but are having trouble reaching agreement, you might be interested affordable divorce mediation.

Of the major benefits of mediation over litigation is the mediation is almost always much less expensive.

Here are some tips about how to make your Illinois divorce affordable with mediation. Follow these tips and you might see that while divorce mediation is not free, it can be a great way to reach an uncontested divorce in Illinois more quickly than you thought.

Gather documents

The more organized your records are, the better. When getting divorced, parties often must provide financial records to the other side. Therefore, such records are often useful in mediation. For example, you should organize bank records, credit card bills, mortgage statements, investment accounts, and other records.

Think about what you want

Most people have a vague idea of what they want to walk away with when getting divorced in Illinois. However, sometimes people have a hard time articulating what they want. One tip I have for people is to write a list of what they want. If you cannot create such a list, it is possible you have not put enough thought into the terms of the divorce.

In my opinion, using mediation as a brainstorming session is a giant waste of time and money. Therefore, think ahead and enter mediation with a game plan while being ready to compromise.

Negotiate in good faith

If you negotiate in bad faith, you are potentially costing yourself time and money. If the other party figures out what you are doing, then that person might want to make life hard for you – and costly. Therefore, it is best to negotiate in good faith and require the other party to do so.

Finding a divorce mediator

If you are looking for a divorce mediation in Chicago, congrats. You found one. I also offer divorce mediation in the Illinois counties of Lake, Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane, Kendall, and McHenry.

Getting started with divorce mediation can be simple; contact me at 312-554-5433 or online.


About the author: David Wolkowitz is an Illinois Divorce mediator and a family law attorney. He mediates divorce, child custody, and child visitation disputes to help spouses and parents reach agreement without litigation.