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In this article, we’ll discuss the alternatives to divorce in Illinois including collaborative divorce, litigation and mediation.
There are several ways that a divorce case can be resolved: litigation, arbitration, mediation, attorney-assisted mediation, collaborative divorce, and cooperative divorce. In this article, we will explain collaborative divorce and cooperative divorce as alternative dispute resolution techniques in marital dissolution cases, and compare the pros and cons of each.
In a collaborative law divorce, the parties will each hire their own attorney. Each party will meet one-on-one with his or her attorney to discuss what he or she would like to accomplish in settlement, as well as the minimum acceptable result. Both parties and both attorneys will then sign a "Participation Agreement," in which everyone involved commits to the collaborative divorce process, which usually consists of the following clauses:
Both parties and both attorneys will then sign a "Participation Agreement," in which everyone involved commits to the collaborative divorce process, which usually consists of the following clauses: