Kane County Mediation Attorneys
Mediation Lawyers Serving St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, and Surrounding Areas
When two parties can communicate effectively and negotiate compromises, mediation can be an effective and efficient alternative dispute resolution method. Divorce and family law mediation is conducted in a non-adversarial setting with the goal of resolving disputes amicably. At the Shaw Family Law, P.C., we are well-versed in family law mediation and can provide the information you need to decide if mediation is the right option for you. Attorney Matt Shaw is also a skilled mediator with decades of experience successfully mediating various family law matters.
Benefits of Mediation
Mediation is a tool that can be used to resolve disputes in many civil matters, but the benefits are most applicable to family law matters especially divorce. These benefits include:
- Avoiding contentious fights – Parties come to mediation with the goal of working cooperatively to resolve their differences without acrimony.
- Preserving a harmonious relationship – Hard feelings do not typically persist following divorce mediation. This is particularly beneficial for divorcing couples who will interact in the future to co-parent.
- Saving time – In mediation, both parties sit with a mediator to resolve matters quickly rather than having attorneys go back and forth or enduring a lengthy court fight, which can take month or years.
- Saving money – In comparison to a protracted negotiation or court battle, mediation can translate into significant cost savings.
- Making everyone happy – Mediation strives to make both parties satisfied with the outcome. Creative win-win solutions are possible when both parties can agree.
Candidates for Divorce Mediation in Kane County
The many benefits of mediation make it an attractive option for many people, but not everyone is a candidate for this method. In order to effectively resolve divorce and family law matters through mediation, both parties must be able to communicate effectively with each other. If a divorce or separation involves hard feelings between parties or if there are significant disputes over issues such as child custody, alimony/maintenance, or property division, attempting mediation may not be reasonable or advisable. There must be a mutual agreement for cooperation and good faith for the mediation process to work.
If you are considering mediation for your divorce or other family law matter and are interested in finding our more about the mediation process, contact us at 630-206-3300 to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss if mediation is a reasonable choice in your situation, help you choose a mediator, and advise you of your rights as you pursue mediation. Our firm is located in St. Charles, IL, and we work with divorce and family law clients throughout Geneva, Aurora, Batavia, Wheaton, Yorkville, Elgin, DeKalb, and the surrounding areas.