Divorce Doesn’t Have To Be Adversarial
Mediation isn’t an option for every couple, but for those who can take advantage of its benefits, the results may be far superior to the traditional adversarial method. Mediation allows spouses to come to mutually agreed upon decisions that are designed to fit their particular situation. It can also be a much more confidential and efficient process of resolving divorce disputes than a typical drawn-out courtroom battle.
At the Oak Park, Illinois, office of Gabrielle S. Davis, P.C., I have seen the benefits that alternative dispute resolution and mediation have provided some Oak Park-area couples, and I can help you decide if this process is right for you.
Avoid Acrimony — Take Charge Of Your Future
In mediation, individuals present their position to a neutral third-party mediator. You can be assisted by an attorney from the onset like myself who can educate you on how to effectively mediate so as not to give away your legal rights in the process. I have formal mediation and dispute resolution training to put to work on your behalf as your mediation coach.
During divorce mediation, I work to:
- Help you articulate your needs and interests
- Anticipate procedural and personal issues
- Brainstorm effective strategies
- Advise you on your legal rights so you don’t give them away
- Help you to understand fundamental strategies of dispute resolution
- Find avenues of compromise
Mediation can address the same issues as in an adversarial divorce such as property distribution, child custody, child support and spousal maintenance. Mediation allows you and your spouse to resolve these issues, without the stress and cost of drawn-out litigation. With more than 20 years of family law experience, I can help you make sure that you have the resources, tools and knowledge to effectively reach a favorable agreement during your mediation.
Know Your Rights — Put The System To Work For You
If you are exploring the options available through divorce mediation in the western Chicago suburbs, make sure you know what rights you are entitled to enjoy. Schedule a free in-office visit to discuss your legal needs. Call my office at 708-628-5102, or contact me online.