Brian James, a divorce mediator in Chicago, answers:
If the two of you are willing to work together, be honest with and trust each other, communicate, provide the required financial documents, and not “draw your line in the sand”, then mediation can be a very effective process for reaching the agreements necessary to divorce. However, if either or both of you are not able to cooperate, then mediation is not the right process for you.
Brian James is an experienced divorce and family mediator with offices throughout Chicagoland and Southeastern Wisconsin. He runs a mediation practice, C.E.L. and Associates where his approach to mediation is client driven.