David Louis, MPA, CDFA
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LOUIS MEDIATION SERVICES
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161 North Clark St. Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Description of Practice
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.
My rate is $195 per hour. For families with lower incomes, I offer a sliding scale fee structure.
I offer a free one hour 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. I'm David Louis, and my company Louis Mediation Services serves clients in the broader Chicagoland area.
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|
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