Mediation Attorneys

Kane County Mediation Family Lawyers

Navigating through family issues can be difficult for all involved. That’s why the help of a neutral party to facilitate communications among parties is so beneficial to reaching a resolution. Whether you’re facing divorce, deciding child custody or sorting finances while separated, mediation may be an option. Be careful to select an attorney with a record of success in guiding family law mediations.

The Law Offices of Anthony R. Scifo helps many families reach amicable solutions through the process of mediation. As an alternate form of dispute resolution, mediation offers a less stressful environment for discussing family matters including:

Mediation works well for families who are open to agreeable communication to resolve conflicts. If you’re willing to work through your concerns without pursuing litigation, mediation offers numerous benefits. For example, benefits include greater control over the resolution schedule for your matters and increased confidentiality. Additionally, mediation generally means lower legal fees and less stress upon your family.


Mr Scifo is always taking time to make things clear through my divorce. He made sure that my wants and wishes were heard and that my ex had to do what he was supposed to no matter how long it took.
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Mediation and Alternatives to Divorce

There are actions a couple may take to try and avoid divorce. The state of Illinois provides the option of no-fault separation for those couples who wish to live separately. This permits couples to remain legally married while living apart from one another. If a couple decides to pursue this option, they may remain legally separated permanently. Or, they may choose to divorce later or end the separation and live together again. Therapists can help couples in a private setting as a way of addressing their problems while living apart. This provides a way for couples to talk about their disputes and receive guidance to help resolve them.

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Conventional Divorce in the State of Illinois

A litigated divorce is typically the most common type of separation. Divorce enters litigation when one or both spouses legally contest it. Divorce frequently winds up in litigation because most divorce proceedings tend to be rather one-sided. For example, when one spouse wants to move forward with the divorce and the other spouse doesn’t. If you’re separating and this is the case, court might be your sole option. Prior to filing a lawsuit though, it’s a smart strategy to retain the services of a mediation lawyer

Contact Trusted Family Law Mediators Today

If you would like to work with a Chicago family law mediator, please contact our firm by calling 847-628-8311 to set up an initial appointment.

We look forward to helping you reach a workable resolution pertaining to divorce, legal separation, or any matter regarding the best interests of your children.

We proudly serve the Chicago area, including Elgin, Rolling Meadows, Barrington, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, South Elgin, Lake In the Hills, Kane County, Cook County, and surrounding areas.


If you have an interest in separating and would like to avoid a conventional divorce proceeding, consider these alternatives:

Collaborative Divorce

This is a type of divorce in which a lawyer represents each spouse during the separation process. The spouses receive legal advice to protect their interests as the divorce procedure moves along. The lawyers typically conduct most of the discussions. The meetings focus on resolving disputes and reaching agreements instead of fighting over money, assets and property. In a collaborative divorce, it is important for each spouse to be honest and straightforward with their lawyer. To do otherwise can impact the results and prolong the whole process.

To learn more about collaborative divorce and if it may be the right option for you, call our firm and speak with n mediation lawyer.

Uncontested Divorce

A “do-it-yourself divorce” can lead to unnecessary costs and stress. Plus, one or both spouses may not be happy with the results later on. Without a mediation lawyer, expensive errors can easily happen. In some situations a DIY divorce can be a convenient way to end a marriage at relatively low cost. Still, it’s a better idea to consult a lawyer for review of your documents before initiating a divorce.

Law Offices of Anthony R. Scifo – Mediation Lawyer – Consultation at 847-628-8311

Mediation takes place when divorcing spouses hire a neutral mediation expert to oversee the assets of each party. The mediator is very helpful for going through discussions in an environment of mutual respect. Mediation is an option for spouses who wish to avoid some of the decisions to be made when marriage ends. However, they may also want to avoid high costs that can result from other options. Mediation also is beneficial because it is not considered to be a matter of official public record and remains private.