C.E.L. & Associates, Inc.
Parenting Coordinator & Divorce Mediators in Chicago, IL

Divorce Mediation & Parenting Coordinator Services across Chicago & Surrounding areas

Our mission is to facilitate conversations among family members during any kind of conflict or transition.  

Our Chicago divorce mediators primarily help couples through separation, divorce and post-decree issues and assist the break-up of their marriage and re-structuring of their family unit.

 We handle same-sex relationships, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and couples who have never been married.  We also assist individuals having employment or partnership disputes and community or neighborhood issues.

C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. provides the tools, structure and guidance to enable you to make informed decisions and advocate for yourself through the mediation process.  Our compassion, experience and rational style helps guide our clients through any difficult situation.  We also offer resources for other professionals who may be needed to help you through the transition.

Though we are neutral as mediators, we promise our clients we will be honest, straight-forward and respectful regardless of the circumstances or facts they present to us in mediation. It is our mission to guide them to a resolution or settlement that will be accepted by the court, not only what the clients want to achieve in the process.

Contact C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. - Divorce Mediators in Chicago, Libertyville, Rolling Meadows, Wilmette, Kenosha, Crystal Lake, Naperville & Paddock Lake.

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Clients Testimonials

  • I've really appreciated all of Brian's assistance in mediating my divorce. He was impartial, while still guiding us in what's typical or needed, and was flexible in scheduling. I highly recommend his services!
    Katie G.

  • These people are angels! They helped me through an excruciatingly painful and difficult divorce, and brought reason and sanity to the whole process. All done with dignity and fairness, and even a sense of humor when needed. And at a fraction of what my attorney cost, while offering more substantial resolution skills. I am convinced Brian and Ellen have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to help anyone in difficulty. I am forever grateful to them!
    Laurie R.

  • Brian was great to work with. We felt well informed at all times and appreciated his responsiveness and "to the point" guidance.
    Stasha K.

  • As a family law attorney, I recommended Brian James and Ellen Feldman to many clients to help them go through the divorce process. Brian and Ellen do an incredible job by guiding the couple through the process which in many cases is acrimonious. I recommend all couples who have made the difficult decision to divorce to reach out to Brian and Ellen and learn more about the mediation process.
    Eva K.

  • Brian helped me through one of the hardest years of my life. I was very glad I did mediation, even though it ended up being lawyer assisted mediation. The process was shorter and less expensive by using mediation. He was always very available.
    Amy W.

  • Brian James and Ellen Feldman were helpful during a very difficult time. Many things we would never have even thought of were put on the table for discussion, and they helped us come to an agreement on some issues that did not seem like we'd ever work out.
    We were also able to follow up with them several months later for clarification. The response time was fast and the answers were clear. I would recommend CEL & Associates for anyone facing divorce.
    Dave H.

  • Brian and Ellen really helped my ex-husband and I divorce in a very civil way. They were both kind, but firm and helped us negotiate the difficulties of splitting up a household with kids. They made me feel like they weren't taking sides, they explained what was fair and expected of both of us. We completed the process in a timely manner and never had an unproductive meeting. They had great referrals for outside providers for us to use to help us (accountants, a lawyer to file the papers in court etc) and really made the process bearable.
    We ended up spending a fraction of what it would have cost if we went the traditional route with each of us having an attorney.
    Peggy S.

  • Brian James and Ellen Feldman mediated my divorce in 2016. They were extremely helpful and thorough. They bring a calm to the table when there could be so much animosity in the room. They were very professional and caring throughout the process keeping my daughter's best interest in mind. I also needed their help after the divorce at tax time when things got very confusing. Brian was extremely helpful and always got back to me right away until all was resolved.
    Laura H.