Consulting Services

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Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is an increasingly popular and effective way for you and your spouse to manage a divorce. A neutral mediator works with you and your spouse through all the issues you need to resolve so the two of you can get through your divorce as amicably as possible.

Family Mediation:

    • Promotes decision-making by the participants, not third parties
    • Seeks to minimize the time, costs, and emotional impacts too often seen with the traditional court process
    • Promotes a resolution that meets each unique family’s goals
    • Is based on the participants’ schedules, not a schedule imposed by a court
    • Is a confidential and informal process
    • Facilitates communication between the participants
    • Puts the children’s needs first
    • Strives for parenting decisions that meet the needs of everyone involved

Mediation is a process by which parties in conflict come together to resolve disputes and negotiate mutually acceptable agreements with the assistance of an impartial mediator facilitating the discussion and negotiations. The mediator does not make decisions and any agreement reached is voluntarily decided by the participants.
Mediation Council of Illinois

Supervised Visitation

The goal of the Supervised Parenting Time Program is to provide a safe, neutral environment for parenting time, while offering education, resources and support for the benefit of the entire family.Supervised visitation requires that a third party be there during a parent’s time with his or her children. The idea is to provide for safe contact. In some situations, the presence of a third party is required only at the time the child is transferred from one parent to another. This is called supervised transfer or supervised drop-off and pick-up.
Illinois Legal Aid

Parent Planning Consultation

When parents are not married, they need to make a plan of how they will parent their child(ren). They need to make schedules for when they will be with the child(ren) day to day and week to week, as well as during holidays and vacation times. They also need to determine who is responsible for which decisions, what the travel arrangements will be, where the child(ren) will go to school, etc. However, making a parenting plan is not just about scheduling, it is also a time to begin figuring out how mother and father will work together to parent their child(ren) during this time of change and into the future.
Alaska Court System: Self Help Center

Family Assessments

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School Consultation

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Collaborative Divorce Coaching

A Collaborative Practice Coach is a mental health professional who helps the two of you recognize, negotiate and communicate emotional concerns. However, the coach does not act as a therapist or replace the role of a therapist.

As opposed to engaging in emotionally charged conflicts, a coach can assist divorcing couples to think more clearly, helping you to navigate this difficult time in a more respectful and constructive manner.
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois

Child Specialist

Engagement of a Child and Parenting Specialist early in the Collaborative process can bring both parents together on subjects related to their children. Developing a relationship with this professional can also provide neutral, trusted assistance with unforeseen issues that could possibly impact the children in the future. And as an added benefit, successful cooperation surrounding the children can reinforce a generalized commitment to collaboration as the divorce progresses.
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois