Many people going through a difficult time with their partner or spouse do not realize the value that a mediation attorney Chicago, IL relies on from Hurst, Robin & Kay can be. If you and your spouse are on the verge of ending your marriage and are unsure of what next steps to take, going through the mediation process can be extremely beneficial for you both. Even if you believe that your marriage is ending amicably, using an attorney does not mean you are attempting to be aggressive or steamroll them. Instead, it shows you are trying to protect your best interests and want to make sure no detail is forgotten. If you have questions relating to family mediation and want to know how we can help you, please give our office a call.
What will mediation do for our relationship?
If you and your spouse are getting divorced and do not have any children, you are not required to go through the mediation process. That said, our Chicago, Illinois mediation attorney knows that this can still be an incredibly valuable process for you. When you utilize mediation, you and your spouse will be able to sit down with a neutral third-party and discuss your situation and what your options are. The mediator will not have any reasons to favor one side over the other and is only there to help both parties come to a decision on important topics. Popular topics covered during the mediation process are:
- Financial agreements
- Parenting decisions and arrangements
- Who will get which assets and property
- Any debt that you are both in individually or as a married couple
If you and your spouse have a child together, you must go through the mediation process before coming in front of a judge.
Why is it important to have an attorney during this process?
Mediation may sound like it is a simple process when you have a neutral third-party involved. However, you may be more tempted to give away certain assets to appease your spouse if you think they are vindictive, or if you are ending your marriage amicably you may be tempted to give more than you should. Your attorney will be there to ensure you are getting a fair deal and that your rights and assets are protected.
Are you interested in going through the mediation process? Call a trusted mediation attorney in Chicago, Illinois from Hurst, Robin & Kay, LLC now.