What can Mediation/Arbitration do for my divorce?

As couples consider divorce, options run the spectrum from using an online DIY kit to choosing a mediator to hiring couple in mediationseparate attorneys.

There’s another option. One that serves the long-term desires of couples and provides protection at every step.


Is Med/Arb is right for you?

  • Do you want control over your life?
  • Do you want to save time and money?
  • Do you want a final resolution to all issues in a single process?
  • Do you want your highest priorities to be protected?
  • Do you want your children to thrive–despite divorce?

If you answered yes to these questions, The Resolution Center’s Mediation/Arbitration process offers the best alternative for settling the issues in your divorce.


Med/Arb combines the best features of mediation and arbitration into a holistic approach. An approach that gives individuals control over their future.

Arbitration removes families from the impersonal, adversarial legal arena. It offers, instead, a setting where couples craft personalized agreements. With the support and protection of a private legal process.

The process begins with mediation. At The Resolution Center we use mediation to guide and equip couples to find the best outcome for all involved:

  • First, we listen. We know each person’s journey to our office is different. We take the time to listen to each person’s story. We want to understand their perspective and gain insight into their priorities.
  • We educate. We help couples understand the range of issues involved in divorce. Then, we outline all the available options–along with the pros and cons of each.

For couples with children, our Child and Family Advocate helps couples understand the impact of the divorce on their children and find ways to protect the parent-child relationships.

  • We guide. We help clients blend options for their unique situation. We probe to make sure their decisions will work long-term.

We realize that people facing divorce feel crazy. Changing roles and gaps in knowledge leave many feeling vulnerable and isolated. Emotions ride a roller coaster as each person comes to terms with losing their most significant relationship.

Through mediation, couples gain the knowledge and discernment they need to craft a decision that moves them into a hopeful future. An agreement uniquely tailored to their situation.

Med/Arb offers couples more control than any other option–with couples highest priorities protected.


The role of arbitration. The vast majority of couples resolve all issues through mediation. For the few issues couples can’t negotiate–arbitration kicks in.

Similarly to court, the arbitrator sits as a “private” judge and decides the remaining issues.

With one huge difference.

The arbitrator has heard the priorities of the clients. Worked with the couple to blend priorities into agreements. Is uniquely positioned to settle the final issues in the manner that best serves the couple’s overall vision.

Couples enjoy the assurance that all issues will be resolved.


Med/Arb saves couples time. Courts have more cases than time. And, it’s getting worse. Meaning couples wait months for hearings.

With Med/Arb the couple sets the pace. As they are ready to make decisions–decisions can be made.

Med/Arb saves couples money.

In a litigated divorce, attorneys must respond to their client, to the other client’s attorney, and to the Court. Whenever one player acts–the client must pay for all others to respond. Making a litigated divorce costly.

As couples take control of their decision-making, they lower the initial cost of their divorce. Med/Arb’s intensive support helps couples make well-founded, personalized decisions. Decisions that save money.

More importantly, as couples learn how to work together and create decisions–they avoid long-term, related costs. Return visits to the courthouse for ongoing disputes. Damage to emotional and physical health. Ongoing intervention for children. Better initial agreements lead to long-term savings.

Children Thrive

The Resolution Center’s unique Child and Family Advocacy role helps ensure children thrive–despite divorce.

Statistics overwhelming demonstrate that divorce harms children. One factor makes all the difference–parents who work together for the best interests of the children. When parents can–children thrive.

Our Child and Family Advocate in partnership with UptoParents.org gives parents the tools to work together–even when they never thought they could.

Children transition to living in two healthy homes. Enjoying loving relationships with both parents.

If you are considering divorce, call 317-344-9740 or email info@TheResolutionCenterIndy.com to explore whether Med/Arb is right for you.



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Though we come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, the team at The Resolution Center shares one common goal: to bring healing and hope to those going through turmoil. ‘We know conflict wreaks havoc and wrecks dreams. Each of us brings specialized skills and a proven process to move people through the conflict to a place of stability, peace, and the possibility for their future.

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