In the dynamic landscape of post-divorce adjustments, Post-Decree Mediation emerges as a pivotal service provided by C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. Their team of seasoned Chicago Post Decree Divorce Mediators excels in navigating the evolving circumstances of life after divorce. This process is essential for those who encounter changes in parenting dynamics, employment situations, or living arrangements. Through Post-Decree Mediation, ex-spouses have the opportunity to collaboratively revisit and revise their existing agreements, ensuring that they remain relevant and equitable. The expertise of these Chicago Post Decree Divorce Mediators in facilitating constructive and empathetic dialogues makes them invaluable in helping individuals adapt smoothly to their new post-divorce realities. At C.E.L. & Associates, Inc., the focus is on creating a supportive environment where former partners can find common ground and update their agreements to reflect their current life situations.

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For more information regarding their Post-Decree Divorce Settlements service, contact C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. - family & divorce mediators in Chicago, Libertyville, Rolling Meadows, Northbrook, Kenosha, Crystal Lake, Naperville & Paddock Lake.

Post-divorce decree mediation typically happens when communication has broken down between the parties or one person wants to change a parenting schedule. Often the couple has settled into their life after divorce and are not running decisions by their ex-spouse or asking approval for decisions they are supposed to be making as a team. Like pre-decree divorce mediation, the parties may be ordered to mediate or may seek the assistance of a divorce mediator voluntarily.

Parents generally make divorce agreements based on their lives when they are getting divorced. It is a snapshot based on the ages of their children, where they are living, where they are working and what schedule work requires in terms of childcare. Several or many years later, a parenting schedule may need to be changed, the children may be involved in different activities or the parents may be working or living farther from each other.

Either party may request Post-Decree Divorce Mediation. In fact, parties are required to mediate before taking parenting issues to court by filing any motion. Often the parties have not really had conversations about their children. When we mediate couples going through a divorce, we ask them to agree to sit down once a year to discuss parenting schedules, activities, issues the children may be having in school and any other concerns. This may not really happen. With the neutral family & divorce mediator facilitating the conversation, parents can express their positions and hopefully come to some new agreements or tweak things in their parenting agreement that are not working.

Any issue is appropriate for mediation after divorce. Possibilities include parenting schedules, concerns about differences between households like bedtime, homework or meal choices, financial issues like child support or maintenance and anything else the parties need help having a conversation about. Change in job or work schedule for parents may require a change in parenting time.

Changes in circumstances is always a time when parties can return to court to adjust parenting time, holiday schedule or anything else affecting shared parenting responsibilities.

Divorce mediation is appropriate for addressing these changes as well.

Coming to Divorce Mediation voluntarily is always the best approach. Parties find that, even if their ex-spouse requests mediation and they are reluctant, or a court orders them to mediate, the outcome is often beneficial.

It is helpful if the parties bring a Joint Parenting Agreement (now called Joint Allocated Judgment) and Marital Settlement Agreement so the divorce mediator can see how issues were resolved in the divorce. If the couple mediated their divorce, they should also bring the Memorandum of Understanding. The family & divorce mediator might suggest other documents for future meetings, like pay stubs or tax returns if financial issues are being addressed.

Most likely, if agreements are made in post-decree divorce mediation, the divorce mediator will prepare a bullet point list of issues resolved in divorce mediation which the attorney can enter with the court as part of an agreed order. The parties can go to court on their own to enter an agreed order updating their divorce decree with the agreements reached in mediation.

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Navigating Life Changes with Post-Decree Mediation

Post-Decree Mediation is a critical tool for managing life's inevitable changes following a divorce. At C.E.L. & Associates, Inc., their Chicago Post Decree Divorce Mediators specialize in guiding individuals through the process of updating parenting plans, financial arrangements, and other aspects of their post-divorce agreements. This mediation process is particularly valuable when changes such as relocation, career shifts, or children's evolving needs arise. The role of Chicago Post Decree Divorce Mediators is to ensure that all discussions are conducted in a respectful, balanced manner, helping ex-spouses adapt their agreements to current circumstances. This approach not only maintains harmony but also upholds the best interests of all involved, particularly children, underscoring the vital importance of Post-Decree Mediation in the post-divorce journey.

Navigating Life Changes with Post-Decree Mediation

The Expertise of Chicago Post Decree Divorce Mediators

Chicago Post Decree Divorce Mediators at C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. brings a wealth of expertise to the Post-Decree Mediation process. Their knowledge and experience are key in helping ex-spouses effectively communicate and negotiate changes to their divorce agreements. These mediators understand the complexities of post-divorce life and are adept at addressing a wide range of issues, from parenting schedules to financial adjustments. Their skill in facilitating open and constructive dialogue is essential in reaching agreements that reflect the current realities of both parties. The mediators' empathetic and impartial approach in Post-Decree Mediation helps former partners collaborate on solutions that are fair and sustainable, making their role indispensable in ensuring that post-divorce transitions are as smooth and positive as possible.

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 of outstanding help in my divorce. They both remained sympathetic and professional throughout a difficult and acrimonious process. The mediation process is much faster and less costly than a litigated divorce and all divorcing couples should consider it, particularly with children. I strongly endorse them for the process.

    Will C.

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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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