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Property and Financial ADR Options for Families Will Expand Thanks to Cook County Rule Change

Bonnie Peters, April 29th, 2014

The Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois serves more than 5 million residents of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The recent revision of the county’s rule on domestic relations mediation, Cook County Circuit Court Rule 13.4(e), builds on the court’s long-standing program of mediation services required and provided by the court. Previously, the rule covered all contested initial determinations of custody, visitation, or parenting time, changes to those issues, and removal or relocation of the child. The revised rule leaves that program in place, while adding new options for the courts and families. (more…)