DuPage Court Ordered Mediation is a confidential, informal, and non-adversarial process. A qualified and neutral mediator is selected by the parties or the Court to assist the parties in reaching an agreement on parenting issues. DuPage Court Ordered Mediation may be ordered for any contested parentage, divorce (pre-judgment), or post-divorce (post-judgment) case that involves non-economic matters such as:
- parental responsibility,
- removal of a child from Illinois, or
- access to the child/ren.
The fees for court ordered mediation in a pre-judgment case include three (3) hours of mediation plus one (1) hour for administrative charges, unless extended by court order. The fees and amount of time spent in mediation for a post-judgment case is determined by the complexity of the issues, the parties, and the mediator.
Erin Birt has been approved by the Presiding Judge of the Domestic Relations Division of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court as a qualified mediator.
It is best practice to attend mediation with a court approved mediator as soon as a parenting issue is known. To begin court approved mediation services, please contact the firm to set an appointment and provide the firm with a copy of the court order or Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage, if applicable.
DuPage County Court Approved Mediator, Erin Birt, serves clients in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Warrenville, Winfield, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Lombard, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, and Oak Brook as well as other cities located in DuPage County.