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Court Appointed Mediator Ginny Hanley
Telephone (309) 495-5086
Hours Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location Peoria County Courthouse (map)
Room 215 (map)
What we do

Family Law Mediation is a court ordered program which encompasses parental decision making and parenting time issues. It is usually ordered by the Judges assigned to Family and Domestic Court when there are disputes that have risen out of these issues when the parties can not agree. The purpose is to teach the parties communication skills so as to make agreements as to how to parent their children without further court intervention.

Once mediation is ordered, a certified mediator is chosen at this time. The 10th Judicial Circuit of Illinois provides a list of Approved Mediators that may be used. A copy of this list is available on this website as well as Room 215 at the Peoria County Courthouse.

The Judge may also determine if an impediment to mediation exists. Impediments may include family violence, mental or cognitive impairment, alcohol abuse, or chemical dependency, or other circumstances which may render mediation inappropriate. Please note an existence of one or more impediments does not excuse mediation automatically.

For more detailed information, please refer to our Local Mediation Rules.

If you are interested in being placed on the 10th Judicial Circuit Approved Mediator List, please contact Ginny Hanley by phone at (309) 495-5086, via email at, or via mail at Peoria County Courthouse, 324 Main St. Rm. 215, Peoria, IL 61602.

Resources of Interest

Crittenton Centers
The Boys and Girls Club
Center for Prevention of Abuse
Association for Conflict Resolution
Illinois State Bar Association CLE
Illinois Legal Aid Online

Information Library

The Information Library contains important documents such as the Local Mediation Rules, the list of Approved Mediators, the Children's Attorney Local Rules, and the Guardian Ad Litem list.

Also to be found in the Information Library are downloadable forms such as the Mediator's Report.

Peoria County Courthouse

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