A Champaign Mediation Attorney Explains How Mediation Can Assist with Parenting Time

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Explains How Mediation Can Assist with Parenting time even in the best of circumstances, divorces can be problematic and contentious. When children are involved, they can get downright nasty. However, there is good news: Mediation can be a huge time saver when it comes to preserving child custody agreements and coming to a fair agreement about parenting time. What is …

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Cari Rincker on Mediation Roster for Child Related Issues for Fifth Circuit

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Not only am I on the mediation roster for the Sixth Circuit (including Champaign and Douglas Counties) and the Fourth Circuit (including Shelby County) but I am now on the roster for the Fifth Circuit which includes Coles County, Vermilion County and Edgar County. I’m very passionate about using mediation to help navigate child related issues.  I’m also a mediator …

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Child Custody and Visitation: Getting a Holiday Schedule in Place

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After deciding the “basic parenting time schedule”, parents should then decide how they want to handle holidays. Holidays include the following: School holidays/ National holidays (e.g., Columbus Day, Memorial Day) Religious holidays (e.g., Easter) Other holidays (e.g., Halloween) Birthdays (parents and children) Father’s Day and Mother’s Day Parents should make a list of all applicable holidays in which the parents …

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Overview of Family Law or Divorce Mediation Process

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Initial Consultation It is recommended that parties considering a mediation first have an initial consultation with the mediator. This initial consultation can be via the telephone or in-person. The parties may choose to have the initial consultation together or separately. During this stage, the mediator oftentimes will have the parties sign a confidentiality agreement, explaining that everything stated during the …

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What is Mediation?

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Mediation vs. Arbitration Mediation is oftentimes confused with arbitration. In mediation, a mediator acts as a neutral third party to help the parties reach an amicable resolution. Put simply, a mediator helps facilitate a conversation between the parties. A mediator is not a judge or a jury and does not make a decision for the parties. However, in some instances, …

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