Divorce mediation is a process that takes place outside of a courtroom and is not an official legal proceeding.
Instead, “mediation” refers to a series of informal meetings that you and your partner attend with a predetermined, neutral divorce mediator, who is often an experienced attorney or retired judge.
What is the purpose of mediation?
The purpose of divorce mediation is to agree about components of your divorce and divide your assets outside of your official court case, which saves you significant amounts of both time and money.
When you and your spouse can agree on aspects of your divorce, such as parenting time and spousal maintenance without having to seek legal orders from a judge the results are often more pleasant and ideal for both parties.
Where does mediation take place?
Mediation meetings typically occur in a neutral, non-threatening space such as a conference room or mediation office suite. You will not attend mediation in a courthouse.
How long does mediation last?
The length of mediation depends on how complicated the divorce is and the number of issues you and your partner disagree on.
Schaumburg divorce mediation can be as short as one meeting that only lasts for a half-day, but you can often expect to attend mediation multiple times over the course of several weeks or months as you and your spouse work through your situation with your mediator.
Typically, multiple mediation sessions are still cheaper and less emotionally draining than going through an entire typical divorce case process in court.
Do you offer mediation services?
Yes! To learn more about how the Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan can assist you with your Schaumburg divorce mediation, please call us today.