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Divorce is not an easy experience to go through. Even when you know divorce is best for you and your spouse, emotions like anger, frustration and sadness can penetrate the process, making it difficult to resolve. No matter what the circumstances of your divorce are, however, I always recommend mediation to my clients.
My name is Tom Gurewitz. I have been an attorney for more than 40 years and have helped many people in Waukegan, Illinois, and the surrounding areas through difficult legal matters like military divorce. As a trained mediator and a member of the court-certified mediation list, I can guide you through the process of resolving your divorce on your own terms, allowing you to start your new life in a better place.
Why You Should Choose Mediation
There are many reasons why I advise my Lake County clients to resolve their divorce through mediation, including that it is generally more efficient and cost-effective than litigation. The most important reason, however, is that it allows you and your spouse to reach an agreement on your own.
In divorce litigation, the final decision about the terms of your divorce is left to a judge who barely knows you. In mediation, you and your spouse have the opportunity to negotiate and compromise until you reach an agreement that makes sense for your lives and your children.
Finding Unique Ways To Work Through Conflict
Couples who choose to divorce do so for a reason, which means sitting in the same room to negotiate your separation will not always be easy. I will be there to help you through it. With more than 40 years of experience under my belt, I know how to help a divorcing couple press forward even when it seems impossible.
Although I have many creative solutions designed to promote compromise, one unique benefit I offer that perhaps other lawyers do not is that I have “therapy dogs.” They are my pets, TJ and Henry, who come to the office. Sometimes it helps playing with them for a bit or giving them a pet when things get tense. Sometimes, they are able to provide the momentary relief a couple needs to regroup and move forward.