High conflict divorces can certainly be resolved through either means. Courts and attorneys generally encourage parties to mediate their contested issues to the full extent possible. Even if parties are unable to agree or completely negotiate their high conflict divorce, courts will try to get the parties to agree on as many issues as possible to narrow the contested issues that would have to be heard in a trial or hearing.
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 www.boylefeinbergfamilylaw.com or the firm’s profile.