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Is mediation classes mandatory in will county Illinois in divorce case?

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Is mediation classes mandatory in will county Illinois in divorce case?

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  1. No, mediation is not mandatory but it is commonly ordered in contested cases.

    This response shall not be construed as specific legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship or privilege. Further, this response is not intended to solicit legal fees.


  2. No, but mediation may be ordered if there are issues pertaining to custody or visitation.


  3. You may be confusing 2 requirements. A parenting class is required prior to a final child custody order will be entered. The class is not very long: an afternoon or an evening, and you even get college credit for it . Mediation sessions are only required if you and your spouse/former boyfriend/former girlfriend cannot reach an agreement on custody or visitation.

    This is a general answer and does not address the specifics of your individual case. To give the specific answer you need our firm needs you to come in for a consultation.


  4. Mediation is not a class. It is oje or more sessions ordeed by the court when parties cannot agree to certain parenting issues. If ordered, then it is mandatory. pursuant to Supreme Court Rule.

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