Probate Division Mediation

Presiding Judge Daniel B. Malone handles the Probate Division’s Mediation Calendar 14, in Courtroom 1803A.  

Any probate judge may order the following matters pending in Probate to mediation by entering a Transfer Order, after a finding of adjudication has been entered: 

  1. Decedents Estates 
  2. Minor Guardianship
  3. Adult Guardianship 

To facilitate mediation, the parties shall complete discovery needed to have a meaningful session before they request mediation. Parties shall also have all pertinent documents and information available at the mediation.

Mediations shall be conducted by appointment and only upon agreement by all parties. All parties in interest must participate in the mediation in good faith. Their appearance is required with authority to settle. If any party is unwilling to compromise, they should not request mediation.

For more information regarding the Probate Division calendar and to access information about settlements, please click on the links below.


Courtroom Clerks do not have phone access. 
For inquiries regarding courtesy copies, scheduling, zoom information, and proposed orders, please first review Judge Malone’s Standing Order.

For administrative or procedural inquiries, contact Joseph Fleming at (312) 603-7546 or or the Probate Division Staff Attorney at (312) 603-7545 or