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The better question is Why would you NOT mediate?

Divorce hurts, even in the best of circumstances. Untangling two lives and planning for the future not only consumes a huge amount of emotional energy, but it also takes a high financial toll.

If you choose to mediate your divorce, you will benefit by: 

  1. Retaining total control of the divorce process; 

  2. Preserving your dignity by minimizing the hostility and emotional distress that accompanies a litigated divorce; 

  3. Maintaining complete confidentiality; and 

  4. Reducing your legal fees.

Check out our expanded discussion of Online Mediation and its benefits on this page.


Makes you less nervous about the whole thing. Very knowledgeable and competent but can still have a laugh.

Gina Anderson

Jon handled my custody case with swift diligence and superior tact. I have my daughter and Jon to thank for it! This was probably 7 years ago and not a day goes by that I don't thank God for what Jon helped me with.

Rick Feltner

Jon helped me through a very difficult point in my life in matters that I hope to never have to deal with again. I was very impressed by how knowledgeable he was and always had my questions answered promptly by the Bloomington law group office I could tell that he cared about my case. He always remembered by name and details about me. If you are in need of an attorney for family law I would highly recommend Jon McLaughlin

I must say that Jon was very prompt in response to my situation. I sincerely Thank You for your sincere professional legal expertise. Jon is very easy to talk to also understanding and considerate of your needs. When everything is said and done you will feel confident in whom you trusted to handle your legal matters.

Nathan Christensen

Julie Vaughn

My family had the good fortune of being introduced to Jon McLaughlin as a possible representative for us in a custody case. We had worked for years with various local lawyers and never found one we could trust with our case until we met Jon. He not only kept us updated completely, he guided us through every step along the way. He took time to learn who we were, what our goals were, and then directed us on the path to get there. We can not give anyone higher kudos as we give him on his professionalism and knowledge.

I had the pleasure of working with Mr. McLaughlin over the last two years. I hired him to handle a difficult custody battle. He made a very difficult and emotional time in my life as smooth and easy as possible. He was always there for me and informed me about my options and always kept in touch. I was overwhelmed by his professionalism and the way he kept his cool even when the other attorney was trying to get a reaction from him. I found him to be a calming force and would recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable, caring and trustworthy attorney. Can't say enough good things and I am forever grateful. Excellent job and will hire him for any future needs!

Lorraine Emch


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Why travel to an uncomfortable law office, when you can mediate from the comfort of your own home?

Connect online, no matter what city you are in. With tools like videoconferencing, email and instant messaging, Online Mediation is a secure, convenient, and confidential way for individuals to resolve their divorce, family, and business disputes.

Today, people communicate through facetime, Skype, Google Talk, or other video conferencing solutions. Why should your mediation sessions be any different or less convenient?

Schedule a Free Online Mediation Consultation with Attorney Jon D. McLaughlin so you can discuss whether online mediation is right for your situation.



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Illinois Divorce Mediation
308 Waterford Estates Drive
Bloomington Illinois


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