1776 S. Naperville Road
Building B, Suite 202
Wheaton, IL 60189
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Wheaton Mediation Lawyer
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Wheaton, IL Mediation Attorneys

Mediation Lawyers Serving Clients in DuPage County

Family law matters deal with sensitive and often emotional issues. When disputes arise, resolving them in a cooperative way has many advantages. Mediation is one of the ways disputes can be resolved equitably and efficiently. The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., is experienced in guiding clients through the mediation process. Our attorneys know how to work with clients, attorneys and mediators to resolve family law matters as painlessly as possible.

What is Mediation in Illinois?

Mediation is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) approach to legal matters. With mediation, two parties and their attorneys meet with a qualified mediator to work out their differences and pursue a mutually beneficial resolution. The mediator’s role is to facilitate discussion between the two parties and to help find creative solutions that will work in everyone’s best interests. Once an agreement is reached, the agreement is submitted to a judge for approval.

While cooperation is not always the first thought when dealing with a legal dispute, many family law issues can be resolved through mediation including:

Mediation is not for everyone, but it does offer a number of advantages to going through the court system including:

  • Greater flexibility to control the outcome;
  • Time and cost savings over traditional negotiation and litigation;
  • Helping to maintain an amicable relationship in the future; and
  • Allowing private matters to stay private.

When children are involved, a mediated divorce is a great choice because in avoiding acrimonious fighting, parents can more readily co-parent together. Additionally, because a mediation is often resolved relatively quickly, there is less stress on everyone involved including children.

Sometimes couples enter into mediation with every intention of working together to resolve their issues quickly and amicably. It is not uncommon, however, for one or more issues to become sticking points that cannot be resolved cooperatively. If mediation fails, moving the case to the traditional family law system is possible. Anything that is said in the mediation is confidential, however, and cannot be used during subsequent traditional court proceedings.

If you are interested in using mediation to dissolve your marriage or resolve your family law matter, contact us at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to schedule a consultation. We will explain the mediation process and discuss whether or not mediation is a good option for your situation. Our firm’s office is located in Wheaton, and we work with clients throughout Northern Illinois including DuPage County and beyond.

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Oak Brook
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
  • Office of the States Attorney 2006-2007
    Outstanding Service to the Office of the State's Attorney 2006-2007
  • Prosecutor 2012
    Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
  • AVVO Clients Choice
    Clients' Choice
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