Does the entire case need to be mediated?

By Matthew R. Majernik
June 22, 2017
Does the entire case need to be mediated?

Yes. In mediation, it is possible to mediate specific issues while other issues are left for a judge to decide. For example, the parties may mediate the allocation of parental responsibilities which deals with decision making and parenting time, but leave the financial issues for the court, such as who pays what in child support, whether maintenance, alimony or spousal support is paid and what is the division of the marital assets and debt. What is mediated and what is litigated will depend on each case.

Matthew R. Majernik is a highly skilled mediator and family lawyer in Bloomington, Illinois with a focus on family law and estate planning. His experience also includes the areas of dissolution of marriage, parentage actions, custody, child support, and order of protection.

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