Indiana Mediation Services
Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that can help people reach a successful outcome to disputes outside of the traditional courtroom setting. Under the right circumstances, mediation offers many benefits. The parties often feel a greater sense of control over the proceedings, which can make for a better result and improve the chances that all parties adhere to the solution going forward. Mediation is also less formal and rigid than going to court. It allows for greater flexibility in finding the right way forward.
In a mediation, a neutral third party is chosen as the mediator. Mediators are often experienced family law attorneys who understand how these disputes are likely to proceed in the courts. The mediator works with the parties involved to reach an agreement on as many areas of dispute as possible. Mediation can resolve all of your issues, or just a few. A good mediator will explain your options and make sure you understand Indiana law as it applies to your situation. The mediator can equip you with the tools you need to reach a solution which avoids the need for a contentious trial.
Mediation is a voluntary proceeding, so any resolution depends on the parties being able to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.
Janet L. Manship of Pritzke & Davis, LLP is a certified family law mediator. In addition to helping individuals during the emotional family law process, Janet serves as a mediator to try and minimize further litigation between the parties.