Adjudication versus ADR in Family Law, in Search of Deeper Dialogue and Understanding By: Sandra Crawford, JD, Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer

Adjudication versus ADR in Family Law, in Search of Deeper Dialogue and Understanding

By: Sandra Crawford, JD, Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer1 As a family law attorney who has worked it the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) space for over 30 years now, I have been often called upon to explain to clients and professionals alike how conflict resolution using ADR models (which for me are Collaborative Practice and Mediation) and …

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Let Keystone Mediation debunk common Divorce Mediation in Indiana myths.

Divorce Mediation in Indiana: 5 Myths Debunked

Are you considering divorce in Indiana? If so, you’ve likely heard about divorce mediation as an alternative to traditional litigation. However, there are many misconceptions surrounding divorce mediation that may be holding you back from exploring this option fully. At Keystone Mediation in Dyer, Indiana, we believe in providing clarity and debunking common myths about …

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Advanced Mediation Training: Witnessing the Power of Transformation

As a divorce mediator and trainer, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing remarkable transformations firsthand. Not just within the families navigating the complexities of their separation, but also within the mediators themselves who choose to invest in their skills and knowledge. Today, I want to share what I’ve learned from facilitating an Advanced Divorce Mediation …

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The Benefits of Family Mediation far outweigh the stress of a traditional litigated divorce.

The Benefits of Family Mediation for a Healthier Divorce 

Guest Post written by: Jamie Lee Vesely Experiencing a divorce is undoubtedly one of the most challenging events in a person’s life. As someone deeply involved in the legal field, I have witnessed the stress and bitterness that often accompanies the traditional adversarial divorce model. Families are torn apart, children suffer from ongoing tension, and …

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Learn more about Divorce without a Lawyer Indiana - the alternative solution to a litigated divorce.

Divorce Without a Lawyer in Indiana: The Benefits of Choosing Mediation

Going through a divorce is undoubtedly a challenging experience, however it doesn’t have to be a contentious legal battle. After the holiday season, it is common to see an increase in filings for divorce. In Indiana, couples have an alternative option that allows them to navigate the divorce process without a lawyer – mediation. In …

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Thanksgiving Conversation Starters: How to Keep the Peace at the Dinner Table

Thanksgiving Conversation Starters: How to Keep the Peace at the Dinner Table

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with it brings a time for reflection, gratitude, and of course, delicious food. It’s a time when families and friends gather around the dinner table to share a meal and express their appreciation for one another. However, it can also cause tensions to rise, and old conflicts can …

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Step-Parenting: A Test of Strength

Parenthood is a demanding journey. If someone insists otherwise, they’re likely not telling the whole truth. While there are undoubtedly joyful moments, the reality is that being a parent is a round-the-clock, 365-days-a-year commitment, and it’s undeniably challenging. Nevertheless, I’d like to propose what might be a somewhat contentious viewpoint: stepparenting can be even more …

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Improve Interpersonal Communication with Interpersonal Mediation

Improve Interpersonal Communication with Interpersonal Mediation

Co-written with Anna Dennin of Analyse the Assets, CDFA® and Mediator.  Recently, a group of professional mediators through the Academy of Professional Family Mediators™ met to discuss a growing trend for what they were calling marital mediation. After a handful of meetings, it became clear that this type of mediation was in demand for many …

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Navigating Divorce with Independence: The power of Mediation

Navigating Divorce with Independence: The Power of Mediation

This year’s celebration of Independence Day got me thinking. What is it about freedom – not only as a country but as individuals – that is so important and appealing to us. What does it really mean? In today’s world and political climate this question could trigger a debate instantly. But if you take politics …

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