Kendall County Collaborative Law Attorney

Dispute Resolution and the Benefits of Collaborative Law

By litigating your divorce dispute in court, you may achieve a level of success that matches your goals. Unfortunately, however, litigation is risky: It's impossible to predict with certainty what the judge will decide. When this risk is added to the delay, acrimony and cost of litigation, it makes sense to explore other dispute resolution options.

The Advantages of Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is an alternative to courtroom litigation. In collaborative divorce, both parties agree to attempt to resolve the issues such as child custody, child support, property/ debt allocation and alimony through a series of four-way conferences. By avoiding the use of the judicial system, parties can benefit from:

  • Reduced costs
  • Reduced delay
  • Reduced acrimony
  • More control — Parties get to decide what works for them, not a judge.

For divorcing couples with children, the option of ending a marriage with minimal conflict is beneficial, and can lead to arrangements that accommodate the needs of all members of the family. Cost savings are also significant: Collaborative divorce usually costs one-third to one-half the cost of litigation. Also, a resolution is usually achieved in half the time because court schedules are almost fully avoided.

I am lawyer Matthew M. Williams, of the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C., and I have resolved numerous disputes via the collaborative law process, as well as through courtroom litigation. If you would like to learn more about collaborative law and how I can help your family navigate the trials of divorce, please contact me.

Contact My Aurora, Illinois, Office

My office is conveniently located a mile off of I-88. I accept credit cards, and weekday initial consultations cost just $100. My fees are competitive, and flexible payment plans and reasonable retainers are part of the commitment I make to helping you move forward with your life. Call 630-409-8184 or simply contact me online to schedule your initial consultation.

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Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: 630-409-8184
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