Family Law Mediation


What is Mediation? 

Mediation is a settlement process where the parties and their lawyer sit down with a neutral facilitator (the “mediator”), to resolve their disagreements without having to go to Court.

What are the Benefits of Mediation?

  • You control the outcome of your case.
  • You keep your costs down.
  • You can be creative and craft solutions that uniquely fit your family.  

Why should you mediate?

Most judges work very hard to find the best solutions for families, but they are limited by the amount of time they have and by some of the rules they have to follow.  This means that they often look at Indiana “guidelines” in making their decisions.  However, In mediation, parties are able to be more creative, to spend as much time as they’d like exploring possible solutions, and to create a plan that is unique for their family.  If parties are able to work through their differences, they will always create a better solution for their family than a judge can.

How does mediation work?

Mediation can take place either in group sessions with everyone in the same room, or with the parties split in separate rooms.  Caucuses are meetings that occur between the mediator and only one party and/or their lawyers.  The mediator then moves between the rooms and tries to help the parties reach an agreement.  During the course of a day, the parties might even move between separate rooms and a large group setting.  
You don't need a lawyer to mediate your case.  If you and your partner (or ex-partner) are willing to work together, I can help you find a solution that will work for your family.  Give me a call to learn more about family law mediation.