Cheryl sees Divorce Mediation as an highly effective and affordable alternative to the emotionally draining and costly traditional litigious divorce process. Cheryl assists couples in working together cooperatively to define issues, negotiate settlements and generate strong and fair agreements based upon their unique and personal circumstances. Mediation allows divorcing couples to be in charge of their own divorce agreement.
The mediation process can improve communication between the couple, helping them avoid future conflicts, which benefits any children involved. Cheryl is also a practicing psychotherapist of 30 years and the Clinical Director at Fox Valley Institute. Adding mediation to her repertoire was a natural one. Utilizing her compassion along with strong listening and collaboration skills Cheryl is able to facilitate clients moving forward in the divorce process in the healthiest and most dignified ways possible.
In Illinois, there are a number of issues the family court requires to be addressed and agreed upon in order to ensure a non-contested divorce.
These issues pertain to:
Children, including Parental Responsibility and Parenting Time ( formally known as legal and physical custody), Division of Assets and liabilities, Child support and Spousal support.
In Mediation, these issues are covered one at a time, in weekly 60 minute sessions. You will continue to meet with your mediator until you feel that all agreements are fair and equitable. The length of the mediation process is determined by the couple.
Cheryl has 30 years working with Individuals, Couples and Families as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Cheryl also serves as the Clinical Director for Fox Valley Institute where she is committed to ensuring the highest Clinical services as well as providing Clinical Supervision to other Professionals.
Cheryl believes Mediation is an increasingly viable alternative to litigation in divorce cases.
Mediation is private and confidential with no public record of what occurs in your mediation session.
Agreements made in mediation are client driven and created by the couple as opposed to the Litigation process and the courts. The couple creates their own divorce agreement.
The mediation process can improve communication between you and your spouse, helping you avoid future conflicts.
Cheryl will be a fair and neutral third-party who is committed to listening carefully to both you and your spouse.
Cheryl will assist you both in working together cooperatively to define issues, negotiate settlements and generate strong and fair agreements based upon your unique and personal circumstances.
Cheryl will ensure that all the matters of concern for both parties are addressed to achieve a non-contested divorce.
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