Please see this link to the article about NSL attorney / mediator Marjorie Jacobs featured in the Glencoe Compass.
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North Shore Law Divorce and Family Mediator Marjorie Jacobs recommends this interesting article about how to have a healthy divorce. As the article...
Family law attorney and North Shore Law board member, Susan Lampert, will be moderating a workshop this week on the new Illinois child support and...
North Shore Law family law attorney, Susan Lampert, warns that there are changes ahead in Illinois law relating to child support. To get up to speed...
ATTORNEY MEDIATOR PERSPECTIVE ON MEDIATION PROCESS By Ellen Barron Feldman, Attorney and Divorce Mediator When potential clients telephone me for...
What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation is a process in which a mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between the parties to assist them in reaching voluntary agreements (Uniform Mediation Act). A mediator’s role is to be neutral and impartial, the process is confidential and the mediator works with the couple to facilitate resolution of the issues. We discuss all of the issues that need to be resolved to get divorced in the State of Illinois.
North Shore Law member Ellen Barron Feldman was featured in Wilmette Life. The article, "Mediation is cost effective alternative to divorce litigation", discusses merits of the mediation process as an alternative to the courtroom.
North Shore Law member Susan Lampert was profiled in the Deerfield Review. The article, "Deerfield divorce litigator tries to settle cases outside the courtroom", not only discusses Susan's extensive experience in the courtroom, but also her perspective that litigation should be the last resort, not the first in a divorce case.
The purpose of bankruptcy is to give the honest, unfortunate person a fresh start. Everyone deserves the right to put the past behind them and to have a clean slate. Bankruptcy can be complicated and if someone is considering bankruptcy there are many issues to be aware of– a successful case requires full financial disclosure with a bankruptcy attorney and a careful review of the current and past financial situation.
Gain control of your divorce with co-mediation.
A typical divorce scenario: A family with two young children with a stay-at-home mom. Mom thinks Dad won’t be able to take care of the kids properly. Dad thinks he will lose his connection to his kids because he will only see them every other weekend and a couple of evenings. He won’t be tucking the kids into bed. He won’t be part of their lives. The ensuing negotiation is emotional and traumatic for both of the parents and the children.