Comparing The Settlement Approach with Going to Court
Our traditional legal system represents the court approach to divorce.
However, the new cooperative method of settlement negotiations represent the court-less approach.
Here are some comparisons of the two:
- Court: facts count more than feelings
- Court-less: your feelings count
- Court: legal yardsticks determine the outcome
- Court-less: what you want helps to determine the outcome
- Court: the judge determines what is fair
- Court-less: you determine what is fair
- Court: what the judge says is law
- Court-less: you have a say about whether to apply the law
- Court: your good service to the marriage is of little importance
- Court-less: your good service to the marriage means a lot
- Court: the lawyers do the talking
- Court-less: you get to speak your piece
- Court: the spouses attack one another
- Court-less: you and your spouse attack the problem together
- Court: you risk wasting your time and money
- Court-less: you get to control the length and cost of your divorce
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Richard and Kari are staunch advocates of the non-court approach to divorce, and are also active and seasoned litigators with over 60 years of combined trial experience in the Illinois divorce courts of Cook, DuPage, and Will counties.