C.E.L. and Associates
Brian James is the principal partner with C.E.L. & Associates, Inc, a small private practice of Divorce Mediators and Therapists dedicated to peaceful divorces. He is one of only a handful of Divorce Mediators in the Chicagoland area who are neither an attorney nor a therapist. His background and experience comes from working with Domestic Violence families in the court system, helping them do what is best for their children, and keeping them away from litigation. Brian's "unique" background makes it easy for him to maintain his neutrality, for he has never taken sides in a divorce case. In addition, his mediation skills are sought after in high conflict divorces, especially when minor children are involved. In recent years, he has been appointed as a Parenting Coordinator in a handful of cases where mediation failed and/or an alternative to litigation was needed. Brian takes pride in his ability to stay neutral and unbiased, no matter the situation.
Joe Dillon, MBA, Cheryl Dillon, CPC
Equitable Mediation Services
Equitable Mediation specializes in helping couples negotiate a fair settlement and divorce peacefully and cost-effectively - without lawyers.
Weíre passionate about helping families avoid the destruction of attorney-driven litigation and know first-hand that the right information, combined with the right expertise and the right kind of support can make the challenging process of divorce less expensive, less time-consuming and less stressful for you and your children.
We know that divorce is about more than just the law. Itís about your lives and rebuilding your financial futures. Itís about effectively co-parenting your children and healing from the emotional toll of your divorce. Thatís why our all-inclusive mediation services focus on all of the important aspects of your divorce: legal, financial, emotional and operational.
Visit our website to learn how we can make the difficult process of divorce less expensive, less time-consuming and less stressful for you and your family.
In accordance with Article VIII - Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct of 2010, The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and that the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.
While divorce is an emotional process, it is also a legal process. To aid in making informed legal decisions and prepare for your divorce there are several things you should know and do as part of that preparation. Because divorce is a legal proceeding the Illinois rules and statutes of divorce must be followed.
If children are involved you should know what the Illinois child support services are.
An important step in the process is to finding a competent, reliable divorce attorney or mediator. All Illinois lawyers have Rules of Conduct that they must adhere to. Another valuable resource would be the Illinois Bar Association. The proper professional can help you explore your options and reach a conclusion that is best for you and your family.
Educate yourself and refer to the many useful resources found online. Find out where your local family court is and familiarize yourself with it. You can do this by checking out the Illinois court system website.
All divorce mediator listings are a paid advertisements, and do not in any way constitute a referral or endorsement by an approved or authorized referral service. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information provided is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to divorce issues commonly encountered.
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