My practice is an odd combination of insurance defense work, my primary practice for... more
My practice is an odd combination of insurance defense work, my primary practice for the pasttwo decades, and mediation, primarily of child custody and visitation disputes, which I began doing in 2007. I enjoy it all and work hard at it all.
Born: Rosario, Argentina; September 4, 1972 Education: Illinois State University, B.... more
Born: Rosario, Argentina; September 4, 1972 Education: Illinois State University, B.S., 1995, Northern Illinois University, J.D., 1999. Practice Areas: Family Law; Divorce; Child Custody; Visitation Rights; Child Support; Criminal Defense, DUI, Wills Trusts, Corporations, Municipal/Election Law Memberships: Kendall County Bar Association; Kane County Bar Association (Membe... view profile
I seek to leave this world a better place for my having been here. My overall goal... more
I seek to leave this world a better place for my having been here. My overall goal is service to the community through encouraging education and providing access to the legal system for the underserved, the indigent and the frightened. I wish to be a mentor and role model not only to my daughter and my peers, but to all women whom I am privileged to serve.
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.