At least we have choices, right?
At Stange Law Firm, we are used to the constantly changing and different work projects that we are given.
And why is that? Because family law is about families, and those are different to each family unit that you meet.
Put another way: There will be no cookie-cutter child custody case, and no property division matter that correlates to another.
Child support outcomes differ based on singular circumstances, and no two divorces are duplicative in more than the most generalized circumstances.
That one-size-does-not-fit-all aspect of family law is especially apparent with divorce.
Some couples feel it incumbent to proceed straight to the courthouse to negotiate and dispute under the eye of a family law judge, and who will ultimately serves as the ultimate legal authority of their quarrel.
Couples pursuing a litigated divorce outcome through a formal hostile process often feel as though they must have a judge on hand to oversee and issue rulings in their case.
Some couples may view these things in another way. If civility can be managed and obtained, certain alternatives to litigated divorce can provide for potentially more beneficial outcomes.
Collaborative divorce and mediated divorce are great processes allowing for marital closure in a manner that eliminate the bitterness that we often see in the court room.
Each of those divorce choices gives the divorcing couples far more independence over important decisions than is routinely the case when a judge is involved.
These so-called alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes often cost less and can be finished in a timely manner.
There are some material differences between collaborative divorce and divorce mediation. Stange Law Firm lawyers command extensive experience as trained collaborative divorce attorneys and as tenured practitioners of mediation techniques, and can answer any ADR-related questions.
We invite readers seeking further information on litigated divorce alternatives to visit us online at our Illinois Collaborative Divorce and Mediation page. You can also call us at 1-855-805-0595.