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Mediation allows flexibility during property division in Illinois

Many people in Illinois have the misconception that divorce is always bitter and filled with contentious court battles. They may worry that they will have little control in the property division process if a judge -- who knows little about them personally -- makes the decisions. Fortunately, there are methods of alternative dispute resolution that will allow them more flexibility in the decisions made as they seek to separate their lives.

Cases that involve litigation are often lengthy and expensive. Fortunately, options such as mediation allows couples to resolve their issues amicably, in less time and at less cost. They are free to make decisions regarding child support, custody and personal property division that best meet their needs.

For example, both individuals in a couple seeking divorce may have a pension and want to retain theirs individually following the divorce. Because there are no laws restricting it, they can both agree that they will retain their own pensions. However, family law professionals recommend that both parties be aware of the value of the assets prior to coming to an agreement.

There are multiple difficult decisions that must be made as couples in Illinois go through the divorce process. While litigation may be necessary for some couples, there are others who can complete the property division process and make other necessary decisions without asking a judge to intervene. Mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, can allow divorcing couples to create an agreement that fully meets their needs. Having an experienced professional help with these processes can ensure that a person seeking the next stage of his or her life has all the necessary information to make informed decisions.

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