It's never easy to go through a divorce. For many people, this
can be one of the most difficult and challenging experiences of
their life – mentally, emotionally and financially. Fortunately,
there are ways to reduce the stress and acrimony associated with
this process. If you and your spouse can work together
collaboratively to arrive at an amicable resolution to your
divorce, then you may want to consider mediation as an alternative
to a traditional litigated divorce.
Split Simple provides a wide range of divorce mediation services to couples in the Chicago area. Our attorney-mediators have extensive experience handling divorce matters, and we can help you create a balanced and more effective divorce agreement than one achieved through litigation. By choosing mediation, you will also reduce the time and expenses associated with the divorce process, allowing you to move on to the next chapter of your life more quickly
and with more money in your bank account.
You can learn more about your divorce mediation options by speaking to our attorney-mediators in person. Please call 855-665-9920 today to schedule a free consultation at one of our Chicago offices.
Divorce mediation is an alternative to a contested, litigated
divorce that can be an ideal option for couples who are willing
and able to embrace a third party to assist them in the process of
resolving their disagreements. During divorce mediation, you and
your spouse will work with a neutral third party, called an
attorney-mediator, who will guide you through the process of
crafting your divorce agreement.
Your attorney-mediator doesn't represent either party in the divorce and doesn't have the power to make binding decisions. Instead, it's best to view your mediator as a facilitator with legal expertise who will help you and your spouse more collaboratively resolve the issues in dispute at the negotiating table. Ultimately, this is the best way to create an agreement that is fair and sensible for both parties.
Divorce mediation can be used to resolve all of the issues typically addressed in a litigated divorce, including:
Keep in mind that you and your spouse don't have to agree on all of these issues at the start of the process. As long as you are willing to work together amicably and collaboratively, you should be able to resolve your differences through mediation.
You will experience several important benefits when choosing
mediation over a traditional divorce.
At Split Simple, we've refined our divorce mediation process
based on years of experience handling these matters. We've seen
our system work, and we can help you create a more effective
divorce agreement using our time-tested methods.
The following core principles guide our mediation process:
At Split Simple, we are committed to providing you with high quality service at an affordable price. We encourage you to review our pricing plans to get a sense of which option will work best for you.
All Plans Include:
Divorce mediation is most effective in situations where both parties have a desire and ability to work together amicably to resolve all issues in dispute. You may want to consider mediation if:
Traditional divorces are adversarial in nature. In this
situation, each party works with their own attorney who is
committed to fight aggressively for their client's interests every
step of the way. In cases where the parties are unable to work
together to reach an agreement, this adversarial dynamic is
necessary in order to resolve the issues in dispute. However, this
adversarial process is not the only way to settle a divorce and in
our experience, it often is not the most effective way to handle
In most instances, you can achieve a smarter, simpler and more cost effective divorce process by choosing mediation. Our attorney-mediators will always work to resolve disputes between you and your spouse in an unbiased and impartial manner. Our mediators don't represent either party. Instead, we strive to resolve all disputes in a way that will benefit both parties.
All of the divorce mediators at Split Simple are licensed attorneys with extensive experience working in the field of family law. As a result, our mediators have a more sophisticated understanding of the legal principles associated with your divorce, ensuring your final agreement will be drafted in a manner that will be approved by the courts.
Throughout the process, our attorney-mediator will make sure you and your spouse are both treated fairly. In addition, we make it a priority to guide you towards an agreement that reflects a fair balancing of each party's interests.
Rebecca L. Billick is the attorney-mediator who provides Split Simple's divorce mediation services to couples in the Chicago area. Ms. Billick earned her law degree from Indiana Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. She is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Indiana. In addition, she has undergone extensive training in the fields of domestic relations mediation and collaborative law. This background allows her to facilitate the productive discussions necessary when resolving a divorce in a collaborative manner.Ms. Billick also has extensive experience working with children and families. She has conducted training sessions in conflict resolution, worked on efficacy studies for child-focused programming, and written briefs on a this work provides her with an understanding of how issues associated with divorce impact the daily lives of children and families, enabling her to guide you through the process in a child-centric manner.