Alternative Dispute Resolution

Divorce in Illinois doesn’t always require litigation, or the appearance in court and decision of a judge. Many couples opt to stay out of the courtroom in order to save time, money, and emotional turmoil. While this keeps your situation out of a judge’s hands, it is important to hire a lawyer to help you through the negotiation process. Without doing so, you could be unintentionally violating legal parameters for divorce, or your decisions could have a negative impact on your future.

The alternative dispute resolution attorneys at Family Law Solutions, P.C. can help you through the negotiation process of your divorce – without ever stepping into a courtroom. To ensure your rights are protected, we offer two primary avenues of alternative dispute resolution:

  • Collaborative Law. This negotiation process takes place in the meeting room and requires you to have the support of an attorney.
  • Mediation. This is a less formal form of negotiation that does not require an attorney, but it is strongly recommended to have one in case you need legal counsel.

At Family Law Solutions, P.C., we constantly try to save our clients time, money, and stress by pursuing compromise for divorce or custody issues. Our attorneys can ensure that all your agreements are fair and equitable, as well as legally binding.

To start the process of your alternative dispute resolution today, contact us at (312) 332-1344 to schedule your first confidential consultation. We have 2 conveniently located offices in Downtown Chicago and Arlington Heights to serve your needs.


Mediation involves a series of sessions between you, your ex, and a neutral mediator to work through your divorce issues and come to an agreement. It is not binding, but the informal atmosphere gives both sides a chance to talk things out and potentially avoid court.

Mediation covers all the same issues as traditional litigation, such as child custody, support, and parenting time, spousal maintenance, and the division of property and assets. However, you may need an attorney to ensure all your agreements are fair, equal, and most importantly, legal.

The mediation attorneys at Family Law Solutions, P.C. offer such services to help you recognize the benefits of mediation, including:

- Informal atmosphere
- Nonbinding agreements
- Drafted divorce documents that can be brought to court
- Divorcing parties’ agency (as opposed to a judge’s or court’s)
- Less expensive than collaborative law and litigation

At Family Law Solutions, P.C., our attorneys have years of experience helping divorcing individuals come to a compromise for their divorce issues through mediation. We are fully aware of the laws surrounding your divorce, and can provide invaluable legal input and representation for your situation.

To get started working with an attorney skilled in Illinois mediation today, contact Family Law Solutions, P.C. at (312) 332-1344 and schedule your first confidential consultation.