Reaching Successful Outcomes Cost-Effectively
Mediation is a cost effective, confidential, and suitable approach to resolving conflict. Van Valer Law Firm’s experienced mediation team of Eric Prime, Ty Craver, Matthew Schoettmer, and Kevin Hoover, are skilled negotiators, effective communicators, and use a common sense approach to help disputing parties voluntarily reach an agreement.
The purpose of mediation is to attempt to resolve a dispute before the matter goes in front of a Judge or jury. Mediation allows parties the opportunity to discuss the issues and settle on mutually acceptable terms rather than court-ordered terms. Mediation is helpful in settling cases sooner because all interested parties are together in the same room and are focused on resolving the conflict.
Cases that do not involve complex procedural or evidentiary issues are also suitable for mediation, including disputes over real estate transactions, landlord/tenant relations, worker’s compensation matters, uncontested divorce proceedings, and child custody arrangements.
Civil Mediation – Attorney, Eric Prime & Ty Craver
Mediation is beneficial for everyone, because all parties are empowered to participate in the resolution of the dispute. As an experienced Real Estate attorney, Eric Prime, has mediated all types of civil cases including:
Breach of Contract
Construction and Property Defect Cases
Eminent Domain and Valuation
Commercial Lease Disputes
Zoning and Subdivision Disputes
Boundary and Property Line Disputes
Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Easements
Attorney, Ty Craver, has experience mediating Personal Injury and Property Damages cases covering the areas of:
Slip & Falls
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Family Law Mediation – Attorney, Matthew Schoettmer & Kevin Hoover
Our Family Law attorneys offer practical strategies for negotiation and mediation of your objectives. Attorney, Matthew Schoettmer and Kevin Hoover, have successfully used mediation as one part of a comprehensive strategy to bring divorce and custody cases to a successful resolution in a cost-effective manner.
As a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator, Matthew Schoettmer, can help parties’ identify common ground and work towards agreeable terms. As a mediator, he can present disputing parties with communication tools to help you resolve underlying problems and reach your own resolution about child custody and visitation, spousal support, and even property division disputes.
Some divorcing couples are willing to come to an agreement outside of Court, but may not be able to agree on everything. Collaborative Law is a process by which parties use mediation and negotiations to settle their divorce. The Collaborative Law process differs from a traditional litigated divorce, in that both sides pledge to reach an agreement without going to Court.
How do I know if the Collaborative process is right for my case?
Often times, parties have different thoughts on how to best settle the major issues in a divorce, including custody, visitation, support, and even division of property. However, the parties may not necessarily have to go to Court to settle their issues. With a Collaborative divorce process, parties come together in an informal setting and openly voice their opinions on the matter. The Mediator facilitates the process until parties settle on a mutually beneficial resolution.
Attorney, Matthew Schoettmer, is a trained Collaborative Professional and member of the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Professionals (CIACP). Click on the following link to learn more: www.collaborative-divorce.org
Worker’s Compensation – Attorney, Ty Craver & Eric Prime
Our mediators, Ty Craver and Eric Prime, apply experience and knowledge of Workers’ Compensation Law to help parties reach a fair settlement and resolution during mediation.