Effectively Using Mediation To Resolve Contentious Family Disputes

Many attorneys advertise themselves as "fighters." They will fight for your rights. They will fight for your assets. They will fight for you to keep your children. They will fight to get you the financial support you and your family deserve.

It is true that Illinois lawyers are obliged to zealously advocate for their clients and their clients' interests. However, the fact remains that most family disputes involving divorce, child custody, spousal support and other important issues are successfully resolved through some sort of negotiation.

At The Law Office of Kevin W. Thomas, I have focused on finding effective family law solutions that bypass litigation for more than 25 years. No matter how complex, contentious or challenging your situation is, I will work closely with you throughout the process to resolve your dispute as amicably and efficiently as possible.

Work with an experienced Illinois family law attorney who knows how to help clients reach settlements that work for them. Call my office in St. Charles at 630-485-8012 to schedule a free consultation today.

Can You Find Common Ground In Your Dispute?

The benefits of negotiation are obvious. Court battles can be extremely expensive, time-consuming and can leave both sides with deep emotional and financial wounds. In divorce cases involving children, it is likely that each parent will be required to interact with the other in the future.

Put simply, "going for the throat" in a divorce trial can come back to bite you and your children down the road.

Can You Get A Better Outcome By Negotiating?

Perhaps the best argument for negotiation is that it preserves personal control over a chaotic situation. While it may be emotionally satisfying to take someone to court, the reality is that you are handing over your fate to a judge who may see things differently than you do.

It is quite possible that both sides can finish a court proceeding with less money, less energy and far less satisfaction than if they had negotiated their differences from the start.

I employ negotiation, mediation and collaborative techniques to get my clients the resolutions they need. My goal is to find an effective solution that preserves family relationships when possible.

Protecting And Advancing Your Interests

When mediation cannot resolve a dispute, I will advocate your cause to the fullest extent of the law in a court proceeding if necessary. I will always fight for your best interests while negotiating when possible.

To talk about your situation and my negotiation-based legal services in a free initial consultation, call my office at 630-485-8012. I also welcome your inquiries via email.