Is it better to litigate or to settle a case?

By Madilyn Keating Ellsworth
August 03, 2017
Is it better to litigate or to settle a case?

The strategy of whether to litigate or settle a case really depends on the particular circumstances of each case. In some situations there’s an opportunity to negotiate or mediate all of the contested issues. In other situations mediation is a completely futile process and the parties will never get anywhere trying to resolve the case amongst themselves.

Mediation can be a cost-effective means of resolving a divorce under the right circumstances. However under other circumstances a trial may be the only way to obtain the desired results.

Madilyn Keating Ellsworth is an associate attorney at the Chicago-based firm Boyle Feinberg, P.C. Madilyn practices all aspects of family law including child custody, child support, distribution of assets, and post-dissolutions matters. To learn more about Madilyn and her firm, visit or the firm’s profile.

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August 03, 2017
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