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Divorce Mediation – Is Like a Seeing-Eye Dog

Fighting is for courtrooms and mediation is for staying out of courtrooms.

As divorce lawyers in DuPage County, IL, we often receive telephone calls from prospective clients who begin the conversation by saying something like, “My wife and I have decided to divorce, and we want to use mediation. Our decision is mutual; we have a house and two kids, and we have agreed on everything.” Continue reading Divorce Mediation – Is Like a Seeing-Eye Dog

Getting Past Anxiety Part Two

No one ever told us how important it is to do what we can to reduce our soon-to-be ex spouse’s anxiety during the divorce. It gives us our best chance of getting our point across when we are discussing settlement terms with them. Continue reading Getting Past Anxiety Part Two

Divorce Settlement Conversations between Spouses

Listening to your spouse’s perspective can be painful because you know they see things “incorrectly,” while you see things “correctly.” Continue reading Divorce Settlement Conversations between Spouses

The Divorce Negotiation Tie-Breaker

You and your spouse have been discussing the terms of your divorce settlement. You have exchanged offers and counter-offers and cannot reach a mutually satisfactory agreement. You are close, but not close enough. Continue reading The Divorce Negotiation Tie-Breaker

Tips for Negotiating Your Divorce

The pain that divorcing spouses experience is impossible to suppress for very long. We wear it on our sleeves and express it through our language. It hinders our ability to think and interact constructively. How we communicate with our spouse has a direct effect on the outcome of our divorce. The language we use–wording, tone of voice and body language–is extremely important. Continue reading Tips for Negotiating Your Divorce