Illinois divorce mediation lawyers at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck help both parties come to a fair, amicable agreement.

Mediation is a process in which divorcing couples meet with a trained mediator to explore ways to fairly resolve family disputes. The mediator is a third party who does not represent either client—instead, the mediation attorney acts as an impartial facilitator and addresses both arguments to come to a voluntary agreement. A mediator often meets with each party and their attorney individually to accurately understand their goals and then conducts a joint negotiation between both sides and their legal representatives. The role of each party’s family lawyer is to advocate for their client and negotiate a fair settlement. 

What Do Mediators Do?

Divorce mediation lawyers assist with property division and financial agreements, but they also play a vital role in developing parenting plans. Both parents often have passionate viewpoints concerning child custody and visitation, so a mediator can provide a neutral perspective that focuses on the best interests of the children. Regardless of the topic of discussion, parties are expected to participate in the process in good faith and voluntarily provide the information needed to reach an equitable resolution. 

Mediators at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck are family lawyers in the Chicago area who have been trained in dispute resolution skills. Our divorce mediation attorneys have extensive experience in the field of family law and include several former family court judges. During the mediation process, they help the parties identify issues and discuss ways to resolve them. Our trained and experienced mediators are also very effective in representing our clients as advocates who chose to work with an outside mediator to try to reach a resolution for their case. 

Contact the Illinois divorce mediation lawyers at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck to learn more about the mediation process and prepare for negotiation. We help parties resolve disputes fairly to benefit both sides and promote the children’s best interests.  


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