Busted! Don’t Believe These Divorce Mediation Myths!

Author: Brian James | | Categories: divorce mediator , marital mediation , Mediation , mediation training


Family disputes can be emotionally draining, and nobody wants to be involved in unnecessary courtroom drama. The best way to avoid the situation from getting adversaril is to try mediation. Divorce and family mediation is a popular and cost-effective way to ensure a settlement that is in the best interest of all the parties involved. Unlike in litigation, mediators will try to resolve conflicts constructively and positively.

Believing in myths and misconceptions you find online about divorce and family mediation can severely hamper you, and you need to understand why you should avoid falling for these myths.

To help you steer clear of these misconceptions, C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. has debunked some of the most widely believed myths about mediation.

Myth 1: We cannot mediate if we have an adversarial relationship
You would be surprised to know that mediation is most successful when people are fighting because they have no expectations. So, when they allow us to facilitate agreements, they actually listen to each others’ positions and try to resolve their differences.

Myth 2: We need to hire lawyers before we can mediate
On the contrary, many people come to us first before they have hired lawyers. We want people to come to us when they believe they are on the same page and can mediate their divorce. Lawyers can turn a friendly relationship into a hostile one very quickly. This can push the couple farther apart on issues rather than timely resolving things.

Myth 3: We need to stick together for our children
Children can sense the energy of the home, and they need a positive environment to thrive and flourish. They do much better going back and forth between two loving and welcoming homes where they witness their parents’ individuality and happiness. 

If you are looking to steer clear of these myths, reach out to C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. for the best parenting coordinator and divorce mediators in Chicago, IL. We have over 20 years of experience as parenting coordinators and divorce mediators in Chicago. We serve clients across Libertyville, Rolling Meadows, Northbrook, Kenosha, Crystal Lake, Naperville & Paddock Lake.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about C.E.L. & Associates, Inc., we’d love to hear from you, please contact us here