Your divorce will start and end in the legal arena. There are typically four phases of divorce, the emotional, the social, the financial and the actual divorce process phase. The phases include different levels and circumstances depending on the person and where you are in the process and in the timeline. Each spouse will experience each phase at their own pace. Most spouses are not in the same phase at the same time as their spouse. At any phase or level communication may become difficult and may threaten to disrupt your attempt to settle. However, consulting with a therapist or trusted consultant can help you move along the phases in order to settle the terms of the divorce.
Divorce mediation is a legal process including agreements and settlements. Divorce on Purpose can help you navigate the maze of divorce. Divorce mediation is a legal process even though it includes agreements and settlements. It is recognized and supported by the State of Illinois, Circuit Court of Cook County and across the country in various venues. Couples who choose mediation over litigation come to an agreement and move through the process with relative ease. If you cannot come to an agreement, you can expect to pay $5,000 or more to attorneys to fight your case and allow a judge, who is not familiar with your needs, to make a judgment about you and your family. Most divorce couples who choose litigation end up with less than they originally wanted, high legal costs and little satisfaction with the outcome.
Mediation offers you the opportunity to get a hold of your emotions, figure out what is best for your situation and reach an amiable resolution. You'll be well informed and know what to expect in the process, we provide referrals where needed and assist our clients using the mediation process to achieve the results they desire. Call us today - we provide divorce mediation and supportive services.