Whether you’re just starting your divorce process or are already divorced and having parenting conflicts with your ex/co-parent and you want to avoid litigation, you should consider using mediation services to resolve issues with your divorce. Mediation will keep you out of the courtroom, will save you considerable time and expense, and will allow you to more amicably create or resolve differences with your parenting plan.
Here at Michael’s Mediation, LLC, I provide co-parenting mediation services to former couples in Lake Forest, IL. I’ll help you make sure you can work out a co-parenting plan that is best for your children while minimizing stress for you and your co-parent.
Divorce already disrupts the life of a child, and taking your divorce and child custody arrangement to court will only cause further emotional upheaval and turn your family’s struggles into a public spectacle. I would know—the effects of my own litigated divorce led me to pursue mediation certification so that I could help others protect their children through the divorce process.
My goal for these mediation sessions is to help both of you create a co-parenting plan that prioritizes the healthy development of your children and their long-term relationships with each co-parent. I will help you work through the details while minimizing the stress for all parties involved and creating a plan that is built with your children’s long-term health in mind.
Mediation allows you to create a co-parenting plan in a safe environment so that you can then draw up a legally binding mediation agreement that will have the same weight as a court order—without ever stepping foot in court or speaking to a judge.
At the end of the day, mediation focused on co-parenting will allow you, your ex/co-parent, and your children to move forward with your lives in a healthy manner that promotes happiness in your lives ahead.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation to determine if you and your ex/co-parent are suitable for mediation, fill out my contact form. You can also reach me seven days a week by calling (224) 544‑9990.