Collaborative Law and Mediation Attorney- Elmhurst, Illinois

Illinois Family Law, Divorce Attorney Focused on Collaborative Law and Mediation

Collaborative law and mediation are fast becoming two of the most popular alternative dispute resolution techniques used in family law and divorce practices today. Although collaborative law and mediation have their own set of rules and are handled differently from each other, both offer certain legal advantages over divorce litigation.

At the Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Pope, located in Elmhurst, Illinois, we help clients understand their rights in divorce. There are many options available to people who want to resolve their divorce through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). We can help you with any questions or concerns you may have about the collaborative law and mediation process.

Contact the Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Pope to learn more about our family law practice. Schedule an initial consultation, if you would like to learn more, by calling (630) 279-6800.

Experienced Illinois Collaborative Law Attorney

Collaborative law begins with each disputing party retaining a separate divorce lawyer, who is trained in collaborative law, to represent them. All four parties work out the divorce settlement away from the courtroom. If an agreement cannot be made without courtroom intervention, the collaborative law attorneys are disqualified to represent the divorcing couple in court litigation.

In the collaborative law process, couples will need to sign a contract that states they will work honestly and in “good faith” to resolve their differences between each other. A series of private meetings are then held, and each couples’ attorney creates legally binding documents to reflect your wishes in the divorce settlement.

Trained Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Mediation is often required in Illinois divorce cases involving child custody and child support disputes. Unlike collaborative law, mediation utilizes a neutral third party for both couples to work out their differences, as opposed to individual attorneys representing each party in divorce.

Whether you decide to settle your family law, divorce issues through collaborative law or mediation, divorce attorney Elizabeth A. Pope is a licensed and certified collaborative law attorney and trained mediator. We can help you make the best decision that is right for you.

Contact an Elmhurst Collaborative Law and Mediation Attorney

Contact the Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Pope, in Elmhurst, to learn more about your options in divorce. Call (630) 279-6800 to schedule an initial consultation.

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