Comparing The Settlement Approach with Going to Court

dupage-county-divorce-solutionOur 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.