JHDJ Law Mediators Present at IBA Seminar

On December 2, 2010, Elisabeth M. Edwards and Holly J. Wanzer, attorneys and domestic mediators in the Family Law Practice Group at JOCHAM HARDEN DIMICK JACKSON, presented a seminar to fellow mediators at the Indianapolis Bar Association.  The continuing education program was designed to help mediators identify and discuss potential ethical dilemmas encountered in mediation cases.  Edwards and Wanzer discussed sample conflict situations and offered practical solutions while helping mediators gain a better understanding of the applicable rules.

Edwards and Wanzer are both active members of the Indianapolis Bar Association and have served in several capacities on the Executive Committee of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.  In addition, both are trained as collaborative law attorneys and are committed to providing prospective clients with alternatives to litigating their family law cases.  Edwards has indicated she has seen as much as a twenty percent increase in the number of  divorce clients who are seeking options to an adversarial court battle.  Mediation and collaborative law provide cost-effective options for spouses, which also helps them minimize the emotional trauma of a divorce by encouraging cooperation and negotiation.  Wanzer also shared that mediation is an effective tool for other types of family law matters – not just divorce.  She has recently mediated paternity cases and relocation issues.

For more on mediation, collaborative law, or the other legal services offered by the Family Law Practice Group, visit the practice areas page or call 317.569.0770, or asmall@jhdj-law.com.