Although half of all American weddings ending in divorce, most newlyweds still plan to beat that daunting statistic. While several marriages last for a lifetime, many do not. Divorce can often be a very difficult event in one's life, especially if children are involved. Factors such as child custody, alimony and property division have made divorce seem like a nefarious process but the reality is, it does not have to be that way. Many Illinois residents going through divorce have discovered that the mediation process can help divorce go smoothly.
While not for every couple, a mediation divorce or collaborative divorce can make a substantial difference in most divorce proceedings. Oftentimes mediation can lead to fewer costs and less conflict. The process works by having both spouses gather in a mutual location to sit and work things out in a civilized matter. Both parties hire an attorney and together cover everything from child support to property division. While not always positive, mediation can usually lead to a more affordable and quicker divorce.