Giving You Control of Your Future
The decisions made in a divorce will impact your life and the lives of your children for years to come. It makes little sense, then, to leave these decisions up to a judge who you have never met, especially considering the time and expense involved with the divorce litigation process.
At Polinske & Associates, P.C. we offer people in the Edwardsville area of Illinois a less expensive and more civil alternative to divorce litigation: mediation. As certified mediation attorneys with years of experience guiding couples through this process, we have seen positive settlements that are unlikely in litigation. Many couples save time and money, and retain control over these important decisions, by reaching amicable agreements on their own terms.
Why Divorce Mediation?
Divorce is never easy, but settling your differences with your spouse privately, outside of court, can help to minimize the potential for stress and anxiety. But what, specifically, makes mediation a superior alternative to litigation?
- Mediation allows you to set your own terms. In court, you have no control over the pace and tone of the proceedings and little recourse if you do not like a result. Mediation allows you to better control the outcome of your divorce while a mediator sits by, pointing out issues that need to be addressed.
- Mediation saves you time. Divorce litigation is known to drag on for months and even years. Mediation only lasts for as long as it takes for you and your spouse to come to an agreeable divorce settlement.
- Mediation saves you money. Court proceedings are not only time consuming, but are also expensive. By taking court fees out of the equation, you can save money while reaching an agreement that better reflects what is important to you.
In Illinois, divorcing couples are required to attempt mediation for child custody and visitation matters. They can only pursue litigation if no agreement can be reached. We can mediate for couples in just these areas or in all aspects of divorce.
To meet with one of our experienced lawyers to discuss your divorce mediation matter, call us at 618-505-4213 or contact us online.