As an Illinois divorce mediator, many people ask me if they can get advice in mediation. That’s understandable. People seeking a quick and affordable divorce mediation usually want to feel secure they are making the right decision.

If you want to get advice from an Illinois divorce mediator, you should read this article about a mediator’s role.

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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. [continue reading…]

As a divorce mediator and Illinois divorce lawyer, I know that former-spouses may have disagreements even after a divorce is finalized. That;s not surprising.  Parents are often married for a shorter period of time than exists from their divorce to the time their youngest child turns 18. In other words, time as a divorced parent of a child can exceed the time as a married parent of a child.

Parties can mediate disputes that occur after divorce, known as the “post-decree” time period (because it is after the divorce “decree”, or judgment).

What is Post-Decree Mediation? [continue reading…]

No matter if you want to mediation your divorce in Chicago, Schaumburg, Naperville or Joliet or anywhere else in Illinois), one thing nearly for certain is that preparing for mediation of an Illinois divorce will make mediation more effective.

I wrote this article to help people figure out how to prepare for divorce mediation in Illinois. [continue reading…]