Year started: 2016
Neutrals: Retired judges or attorneys with at least 7 years of practice. All mediators are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of mediation training.
Eligibility: Cases regarding the allocation of parental responsibility, time, and relocation.
Free Mediation Services Available?: No
The 22nd Judicial Circuit Family Division Mediation Program was established in 2016. The program is governed by Local Rule Part 18 and Illinois Supreme Court Rule 99. The Court will order cases with any contested regarding the (1) inital determiniation of custody, visitation, or parenting time, (2) modification of custody, visitation, or parenting time, and (3) removal or relocation of child or children to participate in mediation. Both parents are required to participate in the mediation and are also required to attend a four hour educational program to help them better understand their children's needs and feelings during divorce and separation. In general, children will not participate in mediation.
Mediation shall commense as soon as possible after the case is filed and screened for eligibility. A mediator from a list of court approved medaitors will be assigned to the case or, if the parties have agreed on an approvd mediator, the Court may appoint that mediator pursuant to that request.
Mediators shall be either retired judges or Illinois attorneys with at least 7 years of practice. All mediators are required to complete 30 hours of mediator training. Mediators are also required to complete 6 hours of continuing education every 2 years. All mediators shall be compensated by the parties at a rate agreed upon by the parties and the mediator or as set by the Court.
Illinois 22nd Judicial Circuit. Jan. 1, 2019
Resource Type: Rules - Non-Court
Abstract: The local rules for Illinois' 22nd Judicial Circuit serving McHenry County.
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Resource Type: Rules - Court
Abstract: This rule authorizes judicial circuits to undertake mediation programs. Circuits electing to establish mediation program are directed to adopt rules for the conduct of mediation proceedings and to submit them to the Supreme Court. The Rule specifies ...
Dan WallisCourt Administrator
McHenry County Government Center
2200 N. Seminary Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098