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Swearingen Law Offices

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149 South Lincolnway, Suite 200, North Aurora, IL 60542

Kane County Divorce Mediation Attorney

Montgomery divorce mediator

Lawyer Helping Spouses Amicably Resolve Divorce Disputes in Aurora and Batavia

Ending a marriage is rarely an easy process, since spouses whose relationship has reached a breaking point will be unlikely to agree on the various issues that must be settled as they separate their lives from each other. However, if couples can attempt to work together to reach a resolution in their divorce, they can save a great deal of time, money, and emotional difficulty. One of the best ways to resolve these disputes is through mediation.

As a certified mediator, Attorney Brad Swearingen assists divorcing couples in resolving their disagreements, whether they agree to work together with him or he is appointed by the court. During mediation, he will work personally with you, helping you understand the Illinois divorce statutes and how they apply to your situation while ensuring that you have met all the legal requirements that will allow you to finalize your divorce.

Reaching a Compromise Through Divorce Mediation

During the process of mediation, Attorney Swearingen will meet with the spouses together, and they will identify the issues which need to be resolved, such as the division of marital property, the allocation of parental responsibility and parenting time, the amount of child support payments, and the eligibility for and amount and duration of spousal maintenance. They will then work together to reach a compromise on all of these issues, with the goal of creating a Marital Settlement Agreement and Parenting Plan which can be submitted to the court, finalizing the divorce process.

Mediation is completely confidential, so spouses can rest assured that they will be able to discuss issues openly and frankly without anything they say being used against them in court. While Attorney Swearingen will act as an advisor, informing spouses about the law and their legal requirements and obligations, the actual decisions about how to resolve the issues will be made by the spouses themselves. These decisions will only be legally binding after both spouses have agreed to them and they are entered into their divorce decree.

When done correctly, mediation can often allow spouses to reach an agreement and finalize their divorce without suffering the financial and emotional costs of a drawn-out court battle. However, mediation will likely only be successful if both parties enter into the process openly and honestly and are willing to compromise and work to reach an agreement that is to their mutual benefit. The mediation process can be derailed by spouses who are unwilling to budge on certain issues, who are trying to inflict damage on their former partner, or who are attempting to hide information or assets. If one or both spouses are unwilling to work together, they will likely be unable to reach a resolution to their divorce through mediation.

Contact an Aurora Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Attorney Brad Swearingen has more than 38 years of experience representing clients in divorce cases and acting as a court-appointed mediator, and he can put this experience to work for you as you seek to amicably resolve your divorce disputes through mediation. Contact a Kane County divorce mediator today at 630-896-8881 to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in North Aurora, Naperville, Montgomery, Batavia, and throughout Kane County, Kendall County, and DuPage County.

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