Tim Leighton counsels clients in Central Illinois and metropolitan Washington, DC as... more
Tim Leighton counsels clients in Central Illinois and metropolitan Washington, DC as a lawyer and Certified Financial Planner practitioner on trust, estate, business planning, succession, transactions, charitable planning, and tax matters. Most business clients are closely held enterprises and tax-exempt organizations. They rely on Tim for formation, transition, transaction, employment, and... view profile
I was born and raised in central Illinois. I attended Illinois Wesleyan University... more
I was born and raised in central Illinois. I attended Illinois Wesleyan University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in English Writing. I then attended Southern Illinois University School of Law where I received my Juris Doctor. While in law school, I was the recipient of the SIU School of Law Alumni Association Scholarship. I also was a staff writer and editor for the Journal of Legal Medi... view profile
Mr. Quitschau is an experienced attorney practicing in the areas of Family Law,... more
Mr. Quitschau is an experienced attorney practicing in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning, Creditor's Rights and Real Estate Transactions. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and former chair of the Mclean County Bar Association Family Law Division. He received his under-graduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas. ... view profile
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.