Mediation: A More Affordable And More Effective Alternative
Mediation involves negotiations between both sides, overseen by a neutral third-party mediator. At Beermann Law Group, Ltd, our attorneys are seasoned mediators and can help you come to a swift and effective resolution without going to court.
While we represent neither side during mediation, each side is encouraged to bring its own legal representation. We then work with all parties to talk through the issues and come to agreement.
What Are The Benefits Of Mediation?
You may feel inclined to take your case to trial for all it’s worth, especially if you harbor negative feelings about the other side. But mediation may be best for everybody — including you. These are just some of the benefits mediation has had for Lake County families:
Mediation can help you avoid litigation.
Going to trial costs a lot of money and takes a lot of time. By collaborating with the other side and coming to an agreement, you can avoid these costs and resolve your disputes more quickly.
You can explore more creative solutions.
Illinois judges play by the book. For issues like child support, judges may use a set formula. Circumstances are similar with custody, where judges may offer cookie-cutter solutions that may not be best for your family.
Mediation can often result in out-of-the-box solutions you can’t come to in court. Explore opportunities like co-habitation, co-parenting and other ways of resolving your dispute.
Resolutions through mediation often last longer.
Because you both agree on the outcome, neither side is likely to dispute the issue any further unless circumstances change. If you go to court and one side loses out, he or she may be more inclined to continue the fight in the years to come.
You can mediate all issues.
Mediation is not exclusive to any particular issue. In fact, divorce and family law mediation can encompass a range of issues arising in your family — from financial problems to custody and everything in between.