Brian James, a divorce mediator in Chicago, answers:
Mediation is one of the processes that divorcing people can engage in to assist them in reaching the necessary agreements to divorce. Mediators are impartial third parties who assist divorcing individuals in reaching agreements that make sense for both sides and are good for their children. In terms of cost and time, mediation is a very effective process. It allows you and your soon-to-be ex to retain control of the divorce process and arrive at the agreements you want to reach.
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.