Linda A. Giesen is a court certified mediator in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Courts. The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Courts includes Lee, Ogle, Carroll, Stephenson, Jo Davies, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Whiteside Counties.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a way to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom in a more informal manner.
Why do so many people prefer mediation?
It is totally confidential.
It is timely. There is no need for delays.
It can save significant costs to the parties by not having extensive legal fees.
Can the court require me to go to mediation?
Yes, in certain cases:
If you have a dispute about custody or visitation of minor children
then you must attend court appoved mediation.
In Whiteside County, the judge may order mediation in a contested
civil matter in excess of $50,000. Also, the parties may agree to
mediate any issue.
Why choose the mediation services of Dixon & Giesen Law Offices?
- Linda has practiced law for over 20 years.
- Linda has tried hundreds of family law cases.
- Linda has represented plaintiffs and defendants, both men and women. She has a very fair and balanced approach.
- Linda will listen carefully to your concerns.
What will mediation at Dixon & Giesen Law Offices cost?
The first session (usually 1.5 - 2 hours) costs $400.00. This fee is to be paid at the time of check-in for the appointment.
If the parties decide to return for additional services, the cost is $200.00 per hour.