What Nobody Tells You About Being an Adult Child of Divorce – Written by Jenny Kutner, Senior Staff Writer at Mic

What Nobody Tells You About Being an Adult Child of Divorce Right before my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, an adult close to their relationship told my dad that he needed to get a divorce. That “adult” was none other than me, his then-22-year-old daughter. My dad’s relationship with my mom had started souring

Do You Really Need a Family Mediator in Chicago?

Every family experiences a dispute or two from time to time.  In most cases, the family is able to work these disputes out and move on.  However, in some situations, family disputes cause serious tension between family members, disrupting holiday celebrations, damaging familial relationships, and causing stress to the entire family.  A family mediator in

Who Should Seek a Chicago Prenuptial Agreement?

Chicago prenuptial agreements help couples decide a number of issues prior to walking down the aisle.  Chicago prenuptial agreements may be as short or long as the parties like.  Commonly, prenuptial agreements cover issues involving property, acceptable marital behaviors, and what may occur if the parties divorce. At one point in time, it was believed

The Role of a Divorce Mediator in Chicago vs. a Judge

For most individuals, their divorce is the first experience they have in the court system, aside from a speeding ticket or two.  The process can be scary and overwhelming, especially when the division of one’s property and making decisions about and time with one’s children is at stake.  Therefore, it is important to understand the

Is Co-Mediation Divorce Mediation More Expensive than Court?

During divorce mediation, a third party neutral called a mediator works with the parties to help them create a settlement agreement that finalizes their dispute.  If the parties settle their case, there is no need to go to court and spend thousands of dollars in legal fees on a trial.  Mediation allows the parties to