In Chicago's ever-evolving family and divorce resolution scene, C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. distinguishes itself with its innovative Co-Mediation Services. This approach, involving a pair of Co-Mediators, revolutionizes the mediation process by integrating the insights and expertise of two professionals. Co-Mediation Services offer a richer, more dynamic platform for addressing the multifaceted aspects of divorce, from parenting plans to financial negotiations. The synergy of two Co-Mediators ensures a comprehensive and empathetic resolution process, considering every angle and voice in the mediation room. This method not only enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of mediation but also fosters stronger, more collaborative communication between parties. Clients benefit from a diverse range of problem-solving strategies and a balanced approach, making C.E.L. & Associates' Co-Mediation Services a standout choice for those seeking a nuanced and effective resolution to their family disputes in Chicago.

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Contact our Chicago’s family & divorce mediators at C.E.L. & Associates, Inc., for more information regarding their Co-Mediation service across Chicago, Libertyville, Rolling Meadows, Northbrook, Kenosha, Crystal Lake, Naperville & Paddock Lake.

Co-Mediation offers more than twice the benefits of solo practitioner mediation.

Co-Mediation is the most effective, efficient and cost-effective way for couples to go through the divorce process.

Sitting in a room together to brainstorm and resolve issues of parenting time, holiday schedule, sharing parenting responsibilities and resolving finances with a neutral party offers many advantages. Imagine the increased benefit of having two mediators at every meeting? When divorcing parties learn how to communicate better in addition to solving problems and handling their finances, they are more invested in the process. They are buying into the decisions they are making so those decisions will more likely survive for the future.

Some advantages of Co-Mediation

  • Each mediator brings different professional background and their perspective.
  • When two mediators work together, they model effective communication for the couple, showing the couple that good communication is possible.
  • There are two mediators to facilitate agreements and discuss alternatives.
  • The divorce mediation process becomes focused on agreements, is more efficient, saves time and money and keeps the children’s best interests at the forefront of the process.

Two of Chicago’s Top Divorce Mediators Come Together to Offer Co-Mediation Divorce Mediation

With the best interests of the children and making agreements at the focus of the divorce mediation, the Co-Mediation team of Ellen Barron Feldman and Brian James provides couples the advantage of twice the Co-Mediation expertise and knowledge at no additional charge to the clients.

Ellen and Brian are committed to helping divorcing couples through one of the most stressful time in their lives, their divorce. Ellen, as a woman and an attorney well-versed in the court system and complex negotiations, and Brian, with court experience in conflict resolution and domestic violence issues, they each bring their individual perspectives to the divorce mediation process and helping their clients achieve a peaceful divorce. At no additional cost to you, these two Co-Mediation professionals participate in each meeting, review every document and make recommendations as to each issue. Two heads are always better than one in Co-Mediation. Grant yourself every possible advantage in the divorce mediation process!

Brian James is an experienced divorce and family mediator with offices throughout Chicago, the suburbs and Wisconsin. Brian earned his B.S. in Sociology from Northern Illinois University in 1994 and completed his education in divorce mediation services and Conflict Resolution at Northwestern University in 2005. For ten years, Brian worked in the Criminal Justice System in Lake County helping families victimized by domestic violence and divorcing couples resolve conflicts peacefully. He started his private mediation practice in late 2005 and specialized in helping people in conflict get resolutions as peacefully as possible.

Ellen Barron Feldman graduated from Smith College in 1978 and received her law degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1981. For 15 years, she practiced commercial litigation in Chicago. She completed Family and Divorce Mediation Training by means of the DePaul University Center for Conflict Resolution in May 2005, and Advanced Family Mediation in June 2005. She has been appointed to the 19th Judicial Circuit Family Mediation Program approved list of mediators for Lake County, Illinois, where she routinely is appoint by judge to mediate high conflict couples, and the Cook County Mediation program. She has extensive volunteer experience at The Lilac Tree, a nonprofit organization assisting women through the process of divorce.

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Brian James: (312) 524-5829  Ellen Feldman: (847) 507-3204  

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To learn more about the co-mediation divorce mediation services, contact Chicago’s family & divorce mediator at C.E.L. & Associates, Inc.

The Comprehensive Benefits of Co-Mediation Services

Co-Mediation Services from C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. in Chicago bring a multitude of benefits, transcending what is possible with traditional mediation. The presence of two experienced Co-Mediators allows for a more thorough exploration of issues, bringing a dual perspective that can uncover deeper insights and solutions. This collaborative approach ensures that all aspects of a dispute are considered from multiple angles, leading to more balanced and equitable resolutions. The Co-Mediators complement each other's expertise, whether it’s in legal knowledge, emotional intelligence, or conflict resolution skills. Clients engaging in Co-Mediation Services experience enhanced support and guidance, facilitating smoother negotiations and more durable agreements. This method is especially beneficial in complex cases, where the combined skills of the Co-Mediators can navigate intricate issues more effectively, ensuring a comprehensive and satisfactory outcome for all involved parties.

The Comprehensive Benefits of Co-Mediation Services

Uniquely Qualified Co-Mediators at C.E.L. & Associates, Inc.

C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. in Chicago boasts Co-Mediators with unique and complementary qualifications, enriching their Co-Mediation Services. Their diverse backgrounds in law, conflict resolution, and family dynamics enable them to address a wide spectrum of divorce-related issues with depth and understanding. The Co-Mediators’ collaborative approach allows them to model effective communication strategies for clients, demonstrating how mutual understanding and respect can lead to positive outcomes. Their combined expertise ensures that legal, emotional, and practical aspects of divorce are thoroughly addressed, offering clients a well-rounded mediation experience. The Co-Mediation Services at C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. go beyond simple agreement facilitation; they strive to foster an environment of cooperative problem-solving. This not only leads to more satisfactory agreements but also lays the groundwork for healthier post-divorce relationships, making their Co-Mediation Services an invaluable resource for couples seeking a harmonious resolution to their marital disputes.

Contact Chicago’s Parenting Coordinator & Divorce Mediators at C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. for more details on divorce mediation services.

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    Brian James and Ellen Feldman were very help during a difficult time. Mediation is the way to go it's much more sane and holistic than retaining a lawyer who make money off conflict. Even a few years later when I had questions I was able to reach out to Brian who was super responsive. I really appreciate their approach and their attentiveness.

    Jennifer M.

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Though courthouses are slowly opening back up, and people are starting to attend court dates in person, successfully mediated cases will continue to be heard in court via Zoom in some counties. Imagine, one brief Zoom appearance and your divorce is finalized. Since March 2020, except for a handful of clients, we have conducted our mediation sessions exclusively via Zoom. Though we were skeptical at first, we have been pleasantly surprised with the following observations: our clients are more civil toward each other, they are completing mediation more efficiently, which lessens the overall cost and time it takes to get divorced, and their ability to co-parent their children remains intact, as they not "burning bridges" during the divorce. At C.E.L. & Associates, Inc., Zoom is here to stay.

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