David Louis, MPA, CDFA
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LOUIS MEDIATION SERVICES
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Office Locations in Chicago and Northbrook
Description of Practice
|Chicago Offices: |
1700 W Irving Park Rd., Suite 105, Chicago, IL 60613
161 N. Clark St., Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60601
555 Skokie Blvd., Suite 500, Northbrook, IL 60062
I’m here for you at a time when you most need support. I will work with you to make your separation or divorce as easy, painless, and peaceful as possible. My goal is to help you move forward with your lives by focusing on a structured and meaningful dialogue that offers you both a voice in shaping your futures, and acknowledges your individual needs and the needs of your children. As a skilled, compassionate, and calm mediator, I’ll ensure that your discussions remain civil, constructive, and balanced. The result: agreements that are reasonable and acceptable to both of you.
Couples in transition face important financial decisions. I am a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst with decades of experience in accounting and finance. As your Mediator, I use these skills to assist you in analyzing your financial situation. I can also help you explore options so you can make financial decisions that work for both of you.
If your separation or divorce involves children, I will help you build a durable parenting plan. This plan will help you remain partners in your role as parents, and reflect your shared goals regarding your children’s wellbeing.
Reflecting my commitment to the field, I have served on the Board of Directors of several organizations devoted to mediation and dispute resolution. I am currently a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution - Chicago Chapter, and a Fellow with the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois. I am recognized as an Advanced Practitioner by the Association for Conflict Resolution.
In addition to my private mediation practice, I have provided volunteer mediation services to several non-profit community dispute resolution centers, and am currently a volunteer mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. I believe in mediation and in giving back to support the mediation community.
MPA, Public Finance, The University at Albany
|2016||Northwestern University||Divorce Mediation Skills Training - 42 hours|
|2016||Center for Conflict Resolution - Chicago||Performance Based Mediation Skills Training - 40 hours|
|2013||Elder Decisions - Boston||Elder Mediation Training - 24 Hours|
|2011||Suzanne Brunsting||Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training - 16 hours|
|2017||Tricia Jones, Ph.D||Conflict Coaching - 19.5 hours|
|2018||Tricia Jones, Ph.D||Advanced Conflict Coaching - 12 hours|
|2012||The Mediation Center - Rochester, NY||ACR Approved Family and Divorce Mediation Training - 42 hours|
|2006||Mediation Matters - Saratoga Springs, NY||Basic Mediation Training - 30 hours|
I offer a consultation to explain the mediation process and answer any questions. Please contact me if you'd like to set up this meeting. We can meet in person, on the phone, or on a video conference.
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family (5 mediated)
- Community (50 mediated)
- Divorce (all issues) (150 mediated)
- Divorce (parenting) (200 mediated)
- Elder (5 mediated)
- Family (200 mediated)
- Online Mediation (20 mediated)
- Conflict Coach
- Certified Divorce Financial Analyst