With options like mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration as alternatives to going to court, you can save yourself time, money and decrease stress.
Collaborative Family Law
Your marriage may be ending, but you and your soon-to-be ex can still preserve what you created together – your family – using the collaborative divorce process.
A prenuptial agreement is about more than just money. Learning what a prenuptial agreement can and cannot do is an important factor in your decision of whether or not to get one.
Nobody wants to go through a divorce filled with accusations and disagreements. Unfortunately, in some cases, a divorce can go from amicable to ugly really quickly.
The first thing I would do, if it was my client that had the child, is encourage them to get the child into counseling immediately to find out what’s going on. Second of all, I would then encourage them to include the other parent in the counseling with the kid so you can find out […]
Yes. You should have some experience or at least do some research in the area of the problem so that you know what you’re dealing with. I would encourage all lawyers to take whatever psychological training they can take to understand different types of personalities, child rearing, bonding, and all those other things that go […]
In collaborative law, it’s working with the parties – almost like mediation with lawyers except that you’re putting everything on the table the same way. In court, you have to go through a lot more different steps – you have to do discovery, you have to do all the paperwork, and reviewing all the paperwork […]
In collaborative law, each client hires an attorney who is a collaborative lawyer. They meet in a series of four-way meetings, which could be more than four people. The other people that may be involved are financial planners, parent coaches, and therapists. There could be as many as six of those type of people along […]
An Elmhurst family lawyer and certified mediator discusses alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaborative divorce.
On average, the collaborative process is approximately one-third the cost of a litigated matter, according to studies conducted by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Mediation tends to cost less than either a litigated divorce or a collaborative divorce. However, do keep in mind that the costs of mediating a divorce are typically low because […]