How Does Divorce Mediation Work in Indiana?

Going through a divorce is rarely easy, but when your split isn’t amicable, things can become downright nasty. Apart from the fact that one spouse might not have been prepared to be served divorce papers, there is often a dispute regarding the division of your property and assets, and the question of spousal support.

When you can’t seem to agree, going to mediation can be a great option for you and your soon-to-be former spouse. Continue reading to learn more about divorce mediation in Indiana.

Why Mediation Is a Good Option

Divorce mediation is often used when a couple going through a divorce can’t seem to agree on certain aspects of their separation. Mediation can be the best option for you in this situation because, if you can’t come to an agreement, these conflicts will be resolved by the courts.

As far as the division of your property and assets, the state of Indiana recognizes an equitable distribution of marital property unless you can divide your debts and assets on your own. When it comes to spousal support, things can get even more complicated, as there are a number of factors taken into consideration.

In either case, the purpose of mediation is to work through your issues together so that both parties are able to come away with their fair share.

What to Expect in Your Mediation Appointment

If you choose to move forward with mediation, you can expect your former spouse to be present as well as a mediator. Attorneys typically do not attend these appointments, which is why we’ll go over what points are most important to you prior to your appointment.

During mediation, the mediator will give each spouse an opportunity to voice their concerns and wishes, and then make helpful suggestions to resolve those issues. If you are able to agree, your plan is then sent to the judge, who will make it a binding agreement.

Work with an Indiana Divorce Lawyer

Don’t go into mediation without being prepared. Your Indiana divorce lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm will work with you so that you are able to get what you deserve out of your divorce. When you’re ready to schedule your initial consultation, complete the quick contact form we’ve provided below or call our office directly at 1-812-232-7400.