Professional Details

Ellen Barron Feldman
Associate Mediator

C.E.L. & Associates, Inc.

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444 Skokie Blvd
Wilmette, IL 60091
USA
847-507-3204
Fax: 847-251-4185

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Description of Practice

I specialize in family and divorce mediation. Like to co-mediate with Brian James of C.E.L. & Associates for one low hourly rate. We help you focus on best interests of your children. Understand the issues and make your own decisions for your divorce. Mediation is efficient and cost-effective. I am on the 19th Judicial Circuit Family Mediation Program approved list of mediators for Lake County, IL and have been appointed as a mediator for Cook County's program. I am now part of Cook County Mediation program for parenting and financial aspects of divorce.

Professional Background

Smith College graduate 1978, Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington graduate 1981, Family and Divorce Mediation Training through DePaul University Center for Conflict Resolution. Appointed to 19th Judicial Circuit Family Mediator Program approved list of mediators for Lake County. Volunteer at The Lilac Tree, a nonprofit organization assisting women through the divorce process.

Experience

I have been co-mediating divorce cases for over ten years. I volunteer regularly in Family Mediation Program in Waukegan,IL handling 6-8 cases per morning. I am appointed by Lake County judges and selected by attorneys for the judge to order mediation. Fifteen years of commercial litigation have given me the expertise to resolve disputes without going to court.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
5/2005    Lynn Gaffigan, DePaul University Center for Conflict Resolution    Family and Divorce Mediation Training
6/2005    Lynn Gaffigan, DePaul University Center for Conflict Resolution    Advanced Family Mediation

Approach

Understand the issues and make your own decisions! Mediation is often the most efficient and cost-effective method for resolving disputes between parties undergoing divorce. We focus on your children and help you communicate to be the best parents for them. Give yourself every possible advantage in the divorce process!

Fees

Normal hourly rates are $250 per hour. $2000 retainer covers four two-hour sessions, a mediated agreement, free emails and free telephone calls. Additional sessions at the $250 hourly rate. We co-mediate at no additional charge.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues) (400 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (400 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator

References

Brian James C.E.L. & Associates

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