In this article, our DuPage County family mediators explain the mediation process in Illinois.
Family mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process whereby the parties cooperate to reach an agreement regarding child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and division of marital assets with the assistance of a neutral third party mediator who is responsible for assisting the parties in defining the issues, facilitating communication, and working with the parties to negotiate mutually agreeable solutions.
Our DuPage divorce mediators explain the situations in which mediation is mandatory in Illinois and the role of the mediator, attorneys, and experts in the mediation process. We explain the privileged and confidential nature of the mediation process as well as the exceptions to confidentiality.
Our family mediation attorneys also describe the potential benefits of family mediation as well as circumstances in which family mediation may not be appropriate.We explain what to discuss with a potential family mediator before deciding whether to retain him or her and how to prepare for mediation with your family mediation attorney.