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Mediation is a form of conflict resolution dsigned to find an agreed solution to an issue rather than developing arguments against one another. Not only does it encourage the parties to try and find common ground to reach an acceptable solution, studies have shown that resolutions reached during mediation last much longer, often without additional conflict. And, when children are involved, mediation guides parents to focus on the needs of their children rather than on hurting one another. Mediation is conducted by a Mediator who is a neutral third party who has been specifically trained to guide the parties toward a satisfactory resolution to their particular issue.
Litigation is expensive. Parties spend months and sometimes years preparing for battle in the courtroom. The process of gathering evidence, documents and witnesses can be very expensive. Mediation typically costs significantly less, even when the parties have attorneys, and the process from start to finish is usually much shorter as well.
Agreements reached through Mediation are typically more sustainable than a Court Order. This means that you will likely return to court less often if at all.
Every situation is different. That means that any resolution should be tailormade to address each specific family and their specific needs. This is not possible when the parties seek resolution through the Courts. Judges do not have time to have each and every nuance of your particular family presented to them in order to craft a tailo
Every situation is different. That means that any resolution should be tailormade to address each specific family and their specific needs. This is not possible when the parties seek resolution through the Courts. Judges do not have time to have each and every nuance of your particular family presented to them in order to craft a tailormade reoslution. Rather, a Judge will likely follow traditional solutions that may not work for your given situation.
Only you know what unique issues your particular family or situation faces. Maybe one parent's employment is non-tradiational. A standard parenting time arrangement would simply compound problems rather than help reduce them. With mediation, the parties are able to sit down and work out the fine details and customize the resolution as much as necessary.
If children are involved or you have to continue working with the other party in some fashion, mediation provides an avenue for resolution that does not include the adversarial approach taken when litigation is used. By its very nature, litigation pits one party against the other; usually destroying any chance of working together amicabl
If children are involved or you have to continue working with the other party in some fashion, mediation provides an avenue for resolution that does not include the adversarial approach taken when litigation is used. By its very nature, litigation pits one party against the other; usually destroying any chance of working together amicably once the dispute is resolved. This is especially true when children are involved and you have to continue co-parenting for years to come.
Pre-Litigation Mediation (also known as Early Dispute Resolution) is geared towards those parties who would rather spend their time, energy and money working toward a solution to their conflict that will not add to the hurt and frustration already being experienced. Litigation is a turtle process in a hare world. Pre-litigation mediation can help slash the cost and time of going to court. Whether the issue is divorce, property distribution, custody, parenting time or child support, the parties will work directly with the mediator to walk through each and every issue to be decided. The mediator does not represent either party, but will guide them through their concerns to help find an agreeable solution. The mediator will draft the necessary court documents as well and file them with the court. Pre-litigation mediation allows the parties to make decisions about their own family rather than allow a judge to make the final decisions for them. Hamilton County Mediators offers hour rates, Flat Fee rates and Reduced Fee Options as well.
Nearly all counties in central Indiana require parties to utilize mediation to attempt resolve issues prior to heading to court to litigate their divorce, legal separation, custody, parenting time or child support matter. In this instance, the parties are typically represented by counsel, but not always. Usually, the mediator travels back and forth between two rooms (or virtual rooms) working with each party and their attorney. The mediator will focus on those remaining issues that the parties have not been able to agree upon, often pushing the parties to think "outside the box" when searching for a resolution that will fit their particular family's needs.