Are You Familiar with the Latest Mediation Laws?

I am a certified Family Law Mediator – mediation is a non-binding confidential process by which a neutral third party, who is either selected by the parties or selected by the court, assists the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable agreement regarding their children.

Mediation is required pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule for parents who disagree over allocation of parental responsibilities (custody), relocation, parenting time (visitation), and other non-child support issues related to their children. If the parties cannot agree to a mediator, the court will appoint a mediator for them.

The role of the mediator is to assist in identifying the issues, lessening misunderstandings between the parties, to explore and clarify the parties’ respective interests and priorities, and to identify and explore possible solutions. The goal of mediation is to find compromise and to reach an amicable resolution of some or all of the issues in dispute.

Mediation for non-child related issues may be ordered by the Court, by agreement of the parties. Examples of non-child related issues that may be subject to mediation include, but are not limited to, disputes over debts, assets, and the division of either or both.

If you are looking for a family law mediator in Kane or the surrounding counties, please contact me.

Legally yours, Susan