Charles J. Fleck is an attorney whose practice is limited to the domestic relations... more
Charles J. Fleck is an attorney whose practice is limited to the domestic relations area. Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto and Fleck LLP in 1982, Mr. Fleck has served in the state legislature and the judiciary. He served three terms in the Illinois General Assembly, where he was a member of the House Judiciary Committee and served as chairman of the Domestic Relations Subcommittee. Mr. Fleck s... view profile
I am a Galesburg native and feel lucky that I had the opportunity to attend both... more
I am a Galesburg native and feel lucky that I had the opportunity to attend both Carl Sandburg College and Knox College where I studied psychology, primarily body language. Psychology continues to be a hobby for me and I consider myself to be a very amateur photographer.
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.