Ronald L. Hendrix, MA, JD
Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling
Juris Doctor Degree (law)
Over 25 Years Experience In Resolving Conflicts

American Mediation Services, Inc.
Naperville Address

2425 Rivermist Court
Naperville, IL 60565
Phone: (630) 355-7740

"Discourage litigation.  Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.  As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man."
~ Abraham Lincoln


Family & Divorce And General Mediation

Serving Naperville, DuPage County, Kane County, and Will County
In today's society, conflict or disputes seem to be present in all human relationships, particularly in family and divorce situations. American Mediation Services, Inc. can assist parties confronting a conflict or dispute to reach a mutually acceptable agreement by negotiating with each other. Mediation is the process in which parties involved in a conflict or dispute agree to enter into assisted negotiations.
American Mediation Services, Inc. recognizes that parties trying to resolve a conflict or dispute may be encountering difficulties initiating the negotiation process or may have reached an impasse after beginning to negotiate on their own. At American Mediation Services, Inc., mediation is a voluntary process where the parties work with the assistance of a trained Mediator who helps the parties to identify and prioritize the objectives or goals involved in their conflict or dispute.
The role of the Mediator is to facilitate communication between the parties that is designed to educate each party about their needs and interests. The Mediator then helps the parties to exchange specific resources that help eliminate barriers that are preventing the parties from resolving their conflicts or disputes. Finally, the Mediator assists the parties in identifying reasonable options that can be mutually agreed to in resolving their conflicts or disputes.
Legal Newsletter
1.Mediation: Today’s Approach to a More Economic Settlement
In today’s economy, more couples are seeking out mediation as an avenue to resolve the issues confronting them in their divorce. In mediation, the trained mediator assists the parties involved in a divorce process to voluntarily reach a settlement that is acceptable to both parties.

The role of the mediator is to facilitate discussion between the parties that helps the parties to determine their objectives and options involved in their particular conflicts. The mediator’s main role is to assist the parties in setting forth their key issues and determine their goals for reaching resolutions and then help the parties to resolve the conflicts by generating possible options that resolve the conflict while removing any barriers that could prevent resolution.
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