Tag Archives: Litigation

Where has all the litigation gone?

As I sit in a mediation seminar and consider the wide variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution options, I wonder where has all the litigation gone. Don’t get me wrong, Alternative Dispute Resolution is great for many cases. Not only does it save significant legal fees and costs, it typically is a shorter, less destructive process […]

Not All Divorces Have to End Up in Court

In my almost 28 years on the bench — most of which I spent presiding over family matters in the Circuit Court of Lake County in Waukegan —  I had a front-row seat for an amazing display of human nature. I met families in crisis, parents in stress, and children in trouble. They arrived in […]