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Divorcing Couples Find Understanding through Mediation

By Nottage and Ward on November 7, 2011

The traditional route of courtroom litigation is often the “default” course of action for a married couple seeking divorce; however, it is not the only option. Courtroom litigation tends to make a separating couple’s relationship worse by pitting one against the other while each try to persuade the judge to rule in his or her favor. The ultimate decision is made by a judge, based on what he or she thinks is best for the divorcing couple and their family. In the end, the couple does not make decisions about their own family and their relationship is often worse off for it.

Not all divorcing couples separate on civil terms, but for those that make the decision together, there is an alternative to the inherent animosity of a court battle. Mediation is a viable alternative to litigation for a couple that still maintains a civil relationship and wants to make their own decisions about what is best for themselves and, if they have any, their children. In Illinois, custody mediation is mandatory prior to forging into full-blown custody litigation.

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