David Louis Offers Free Mediation Services While “Sheltered in Place”
Pandemic Creates Extraordinary Challenges
These are extraordinary times, unlike anything we have experienced. Uncertainty about how long the COVID-19 crisis will last weighs heavily on us all. We cannot know what this will mean for our health and for our financial security, both nationally and personally.
As a professional mediator whose practice includes family and divorce mediation, elder care decision making, community and neighbor disputes, and workplace matters, I’ve been thinking about how I can be of help to those who, already finding themselves in the confusion of life transitions, now have the weight of this global health crisis piled on.
Why Mediation Right Now?
These are times of economic uncertainty, where it can be very difficult to make any kind of long-term plans for a marriage or separation, family, neighborhood or workplace. The assistance of a neutral mediator can help individuals figure out how to better manage day-to-day life in the midst of this crisis.
I am able and willing to assist with facilitating a wide range of conversations, whether they involve a pending separation or divorce, household ground rules, finances, communication, or similar matters.
Free One-Hour Mediation Session
To ease the situation, I am offering up to one hour of free mediation services, done via videoconference, to help any two or more people who are struggling with the implications of what we are now facing as a country and a planet. I am willing to lend my expertise to assist those who need to have a conversation with each other to figure out “What are we going to do for now?”
Because of the current “shelter-in-place” orders, my work (based in Chicago but also serving clients in New York) has continued unimpeded by videoconference, using the Zoom video platform, which is user friendly and can be accessed from computers, tablets and smart phones.
For further information, please feel free to contact me:
Since the mediation process requires that two or more individuals participate (along with me as a neutral party), I would ask that, before making contact, please confirm that you are all willing and able to engage in the mediation process through remote conferencing.