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Family & Divorce Mediation 

What is Family & Divorce Mediation?

Family & Divorce Mediation is an alternative process designed to help parties find solutions to issues such as child custody and the division of assets. This process aims to facilitate amicable agreements outside of the traditional court system.

Does the mediator take sides?

No, a mediator remains a neutral third party who does not represent the court system or any of the parties involved in the mediation. The mediator assists the parties in developing a mutually agreed-upon plan, which can then be presented to the court to help move the case forward. 

5 Advantages of Mediation 

Author: Cathy Meyer 

1. You save time and money. If successful, mediation means sidestepping the formal process of divorce court. This shortens the process for the parties and helps minimize the caseload of the Family Court System.

2. Mediation is fair to all concerned. The mediator is a third party who has no interest in the outcome. He / she stands to gain nothing. Because of their objectivity they may be able to see solutions the parties can’t because they are not emotionally invested in the outcome.

3. Mediation is a confidential process. There is no court reporter taking down every word said. Any notes taken by the mediator are thrown away afterwards. You don’t have to worry about your “dirty laundry” being aired in public. There is no public court process.

4. Mediation avoids long, drawn out litigation, saves money in attorney fees and cuts down on the steps one normally has to go through to obtain a divorce.

5. The divorcing couple is in control and not at the mercy of a divorce court judge.


Family Mediation Fees: $350 (two pre-mediation meetings, email & phone correspondences, two person mediation, mediation documents- 90mins to 2 hours). Additional mediation meetings, $150.00 per 60min session. 

Are you Ready to Schedule Mediation Services?

Family First is by Appointment Only 

Please call us at 773-595-5794 to Schedule an Appointment

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