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Divorce and Family Law Mediators Serving Elgin, St. Charles, and West Dundee

Divorce litigation can be costly, protracted, and emotionally taxing. The adversarial nature of the process can take a major financial and emotional toll on the parties involved. If you are facing a divorce, and you are looking to settle the proceedings in a less conflict-oriented way, divorce mediation may be a viable option for you and your spouse. If you decide to go this route, be sure to choose a mediator who is experienced with this process and cares about your well-being.

The Law Office of Vogel & Mourelatos, LLC, has over 30 years of combined experience helping clients with divorce and family law matters in Kane County and throughout the area. Our lawyers are trained and certified divorce mediators who are caring, compassionate, and committed to helping settle your divorce amicably and in a more cost-efficient manner.

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation for Families

Divorce mediation is an alternative to traditional divorce that allows you and your spouse to settle your divorce in a collaborative rather than combative setting. During mediation, couples work with a neutral, third-party mediator to resolve their issues and come up with a settlement that works for both parties. If the parties are able to reach an agreement, it is submitted to the court for final approval. The mediation process can often be completed with just a handful of sessions, saving couples time and money while allowing them to avoid the stress of court proceedings.

Mediation can be used to settle nearly any issue related to divorce and family law, including but not limited to:

  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility
  • Parenting Time
  • Asset Division
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support

Other advantages of mediation include:

  • Flexibility: Because couples resolve their issues without the direct involvement of the court, they have greater control over the outcome of the process. This allows them to develop more creative solutions to help ensure that the needs of each party are met.
  • Confidentiality: Divorce litigation becomes part of the public record. By contrast, mediation sessions are kept confidential. This allows the spouses to openly voice their issues and concerns with the assurance that everything said stays between them.
  • Relationship Preservation: The collaborative nature of divorce mediation allows couples to part ways on better terms and maintain a healthier relationship. This is especially important if there are children involved.

Speak With a Compassionate Elgin Family Law Lawyer

Many couples have used divorce mediation to forego the cost and stress of a court proceeding. This option does not work for everyone, however. Both parties must be willing to cooperate and make some compromises during the process; otherwise, it may end up being a waste of time. At the Law Office of Vogel & Mourelatos, LLC, we have in-depth knowledge of the mediation process, and we can evaluate your situation to determine if it is right for you and your spouse.

If you are facing divorce and want to know about the options available to you, contact our office today at 847-428-7725 for an initial consultation. We serve clients in Kane County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Cook County/Rolling Meadows, Algonquin, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Batavia, Bull Valley, Burlington, Campton Hills, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Dundee, East Dundee, Elgin, Geneva, Lake in the Hills, Pingree Grove, St. Charles, South Elgin, West Chicago, West Dundee, Woodstock, and the surrounding Illinois communities.