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Divorce Mediation Lawyer Serving Barrington IL

Palatine Mediator and Attorney for Divorce and Child Custody Issues

Letting a trained third party assist with negotiations and discussions on divorce issues can be a cost-effective way of reaching an agreement. Mediation can work even when you'd never imagine that a settlement was possible. To find out how divorce mediation can work for the benefit of your children and yourself, contact an experienced family law attorney at Lucas Law.

Call 847-381-8700 to Learn About Divorce Mediation in the Northwest Suburbs

The family courts of Cook County and the suburban counties north and west of Chicago have different approaches to mediation. Some require it in any contested matter involving child custody, visitation or child support. All encourage it as a way to achieve settlement and relieve strain on congested court calendars. Our experience with mediation helps you maximize the likelihood that your dispute will settle rather than end up in court.

Divorce mediation is not a way of declaring the winner in legal arguments. Instead, it allows both sides to reach a voluntary agreement. The mediator listens to each side's version of the facts, legal authorities and preferred outcomes, and looks for ways to resolve the differences between the parties.

The mediator can't force you into a settlement, but a skilled, neutral third-party can find ways to salvage the possibility of settlement by identifying promising avenues of negotiation. You might be forced to clarify your objectives or recognize the legal soundness of your spouse's position. Mediation can even serve as a reality check on the advice you've been getting from your own lawyer.

Most of our clients are quick to appreciate the affordability of divorce mediation. Preparation time and the presentation of your case is usually a fraction of what it would cost to argue your position to a judge in a formal hearing, and you remain in control of the results. Even if your case appears headed to court anyway, you may learn a lot about the strength of your legal position from the mediator.

To learn more about the value of divorce mediation in the northern suburbs of Chicago, contact or call Lucas Law in Barrington. We serve clients in Palatine, Inverness, Cary, Algonquin, Deer Park and surrounding communities.

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