Do you anticipate a turbulent divorce or have a volatile co-parenting relationship?
There are many myths that surround divorce, post-divorce modifications, and parenting time disputes. We’ve all heard the stories- the threats of taking assets, the constant bickering, the button pushing, the children being placed in the middle.
The truth is…
It doesn’t have to be stressful.
It doesn’t have to be financially devastating.
It doesn’t have to involve dueling attorneys.
It doesn’t have to result in children being placed in unhealthy and uncomfortable situations.
It doesn’t have to result in one party coming out the winner and the other the loser.
At Indy Family Mediation & Parenting Coordination we assist in brainstorming to create options, effectively explore needs and wants, and promote understanding other points of view in order to devise a plan that works with the particular needs of your family. The goal is to have the parties walk away mutually satisfied with a fair and practical agreement they created together. What better way to do this than in a compassionate and affordable manner.
Appointments are available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mediation is a non-adversarial process in which the parties, along with the assistance of a trained mediator, discuss options, consider alternatives, and reach a mutually satisfactory agreement that works with the needs of their family.
10 Reasons to Resolve Family Disputes in Mediation
- Focus is on resolution, not the battle
- Avoid unpredictable outcomes
- Create win-win agreements
- Costs are less than litigation
- Improve communication
- Preserve relationships
- Maintain your privacy
- Go at your own pace
- Tell your story and be heard
- Less stressful than facing a judge
Parenting Coordination is a non-adversarial child-focused form of dispute resolution that is used most often in cases where parents (post-dissolution) have on-going patterns of conflict involving decisions regarding their child(ren).
10 Reasons to Use a Parenting Coordinator (PC)
- Management and monitoring of the co-parenting relationship
- Exploration of underlying issues that are impacting the children
- Can educate parents on effective co-parenting
- Creates improved communication and problem-solving skills
- Costs less than going to court and is often split between the parties
- Not confidential- PC can testify in court and offer recommendations
- Decisions can be made quickly, especially for minor time-sensitive issues
- Reduces stress on parents and children
- Define goals of parents and implement strategies that are in the best interest of the child
$500 Retainer (Mediation/Parenting Coordination)
$150 per hour for Mediation
$200 per hour for Parenting Coordination
$150 Administration Fee (if agreement is drafted)
* Typically costs are split 50/50 unless court order indicates otherwise.
“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.”
– Sandra Day O’Connor