Our Role

The Role of the Divorce Mediator

Uncontested Divorce Mediation

Going through a divorce will likely be one of the most painful and stressful events of your life. Not only is it emotionally exhausting, but if the divorce process itself is not handled properly, it can be drawn-out, costly and damaging to everyone concerned, especially your children. Couples going through a divorce will fight about child support and maintenance payments, division of assets, parenting time and holidays. There may also be differences in income, job security and parenting responsibilities. For the most part, these fights lead to outrageous attorneys’ fees, fess that typically produce little or no benefit. However, you can avoid this by mediating your divorce with us. If you do, your divorce can be peaceful, cost-effective and focused on your children, so you can heal, move on and be the good co-parents your children need on you to be.

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What is a Divorce Mediator?

Understanding how mediation works is crucial in understanding why more couples prefer mediation over a litigated divorce. Mediation is faster, cost-effective and private. It is confidential, as opposed to court hearings where testimony goes into the public record. In a traditional legal proceeding, there is also an adversarial dynamic: two parties hire attorneys who are ethically obligated to fight for their clients’ interests. Though this method is an option, it is not always the right choice, especially when children are involved.

If you are considering a divorce, or having difficulty settling divorce issues with your spouse, mediation might be the most effective way for you and your spouse to resolve your divorce more amicably, with less stress on you and your family members, including your children. Please keep in mind divorce also takes a toll on children. Being able to settle issues efficiently helps children and other family members adjust to the situation more smoothly and keeps everyone out of court.

This is where C.E.L. & Associates and our divorce mediators comes in. A divorce mediator is an unbiased third party who facilitates divorce agreements and formulates an agreement that is equitable to both spouses. Both parties meet with the divorce mediator multiple times, to come to agreements on the necessary parenting and financial agreements to get divorced, in a way that helps promote co-parenting and compliance with the agreements reached.

At C.E.L. & Associates, we have the experience and results to demonstrate our dedication to you and your family. Maintenance support, division of assets and child support can all be determined in a financially pragmatic and reasonable way. This ensures both of you are able to move forward with your integrity, a solid parenting relationship and keep your money away from attorneys. If you think a divorce mediator might offer the best solution for your divorce, please call us today for a free consultation.

C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. is an Experienced Group of Divorce Mediators, Therapists & Parenting Coordinators in Chicago, Libertyville, Rolling Meadows, Northbrook, Kenosha, Crystal Lake, Naperville & Paddock Lake.

Contact Chicago’s parenting coordinator & divorce mediators at C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. for more details on divorce mediation services.