Jen Mitchell
Jen Mitchell

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Jen Mitchell

Solace Divorce Mediation empowers clients to embrace themselves as the absolute best authorities to determine what is in the best interest of their children and to determine a fair and equitable manner to divide the marital property they worked so hard to accumulate. The heart of Solace is children, for we do not want one additional child to be negatively affected by divorce; the foundation of Solace is self-care and self-love, and the soul of Solace is authenticity. We provide our clients with the resources, tools, and skills to help them learn, heal, and grow through their divorce journey and to emerge from the process stronger and more aligned with their life purpose than when they began. Solace recognizes that when people go through divorce they are no longer the caterpillar of their old life, and they are not yet the beautiful butterfly of their new life, they are in the goo of the divorce cocoon… where it is dark, and heavy, and filled with uncomfortable emotions. Solace helps our clients get out of the divorce goo by shifting the way they are viewing and experiencing their divorce journey, from one of destruction to one of empowerment and growth! You are the creator of your life experience, choose to be in control of your divorce journey and use it to change your life for the better! Choose to live an extraordinary life!


Jen Mitchell is a family law attorney in Illinois, with 17 years of experience. Jen practiced as a litigation attorney for the first nine years of her career, serving as the zealous advocate to her clients and advocating for their best interests. After having three children in 39 months, Jen realized that her role in a fundamentally broken family law litigation system was destroying children, families, and people, with the negative effects expanding to the World.
As such, Jen referred all of her litigation cases out and started to focus on creating a NEW way to help couples go through the emotionally difficult divorce process. She created Solace Divorce Mediation, which offers a proprietary process that helps couples restructure their relationship from “married” to “friends” or “co-parents” with a solid foundation of communication, trust, and respect.
Divorce is just as much a legal process as it is an emotional process. Having gone through her own divorce in August 2019, Jen knows how difficult the emotional roller coaster can be and how important it is to create a strong co-parenting relationship for the benefit of your family. Jen incorporates her life coaching skills into her process to provide valuable resources and tools for clients to utilize that enable them to learn as much as they can about themselves, heal from past traumas and experiences that are blocking them, and grow into the people they were meant to be!

ADR Experience

Jen Mitchell has been a certified family law mediator since 2012, and has successfully mediated over 400 family law cases.

Approach

As a former litigation attorney, Jen’s approach to family law is to build people up as opposed to tearing them down. Jen is committed to changing the way people view and experience divorce, empowering couples to embrace their power as the absolute best authorities to determine what is in the best interest of their children and a fair and equitable manner to divide the marital property that they worked so hard to accumulate.

It is through the darkest times in life that we are gifted the greatest opportunities to learn, heal, and grow. Solace assists our clients in exiting the marriage in the same manner the couple entered… with respect, mindfulness, and love.

Education

University of Wisconsin Madison, BA in Philosophy and Political Science, 1999;

DePaul University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2006;

Integrative Wellness Academy, Health and Wellness Life Coach, 2011.

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Prenuptial

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Parenting Coordinator

Fees and Provisos

Solace offers various journey types, with flat fee costs, based upon the number of mediation sessions needed to complete their process. Clients are provided with a Menu for Services explaining all costs and work necessary to complete the legal process.

Clients are also provided with Solace Client Handbooks and Solace Love Toolboxes to assist them with the emotional and legal processes of divorce and other family law issues.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Awards

  • OPRF Chamber of Commerce Innovation Award, 2019

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