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Is Peace Moving Forward Really Possible?

Our blogs are intended to help persons facing divorce to learn from the experience and feelings of many others who have traveled the road of divorce themselves. The blogs are written by mediators who practice at Heartland Family Mediators

Why Choose Heartland Family Mediators?

Heartland Family Mediators, LLC (HFM) provides family mediation services in Indiana.  At HFM we help couples work through the complexities of navigating divorce and resolving family issues.  If your family is facing a hard time, HFM may be your best option to find the...

Marriage or Divorce Are Both Hard

“No one ever said marriage is easy”.  We all have heard that at one time or another. But something we don’t hear as often yet we know to be true is that “Getting a divorce is not easy either”.  Both of these life situations present unique and complex emotions. They...

The Important Role of Grandparents in Divorce

Last year was an interesting year for us at Heartland Family Mediators, LLC.  We had the privilege of working with couples as they experienced the ups, downs, and heartbreak, which are of the nature of divorce. Each experience was unique, but a few common themes...

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Sometimes children say exactly what parents need to hear. Sometimes when parents hear what their children say their words can hit an emotional bullseye and even be embarrassing. I recently came across a perfect example of that in a YouTube video that I...

Damage to Children in Families of Divorce is Not Inevitable

At Heartland Family Mediators we repeatedly assert that while we are family focused we are child centered.  This statement is not cliché. We unapologetically insist that all children deserve to enjoy their one and only childhood.  Children are innocent parties...

Whatever Is Said or Done in Mediation Remains in Mediation

No doubt you have heard something similar in commercials regarding Las Vegas. But that fact is the case for mediators at Heartland Family Mediators.  Our mediators cannot be asked or subpoenaed to testify about a mediation under almost any circumstances. This is true...

Can Divorce Mediation Result in a Fair Agreement?

In our experience, fairness is among one of the greatest concerns of divorcing couples.  It ranks first with couples without children and second only to “doing what is best for our children” if there are children. Fairness can have an elusive meaning. Rarely is it...

Impartiality of a Mediator: Is that really important?

This question is one of most frequently asked questions we receive. The answer is yes. We begin our process of usually following an email or call from one of the parties. They ask questions about our process, costs, and whether we are impartial and fair. Following...

Giving Your Marriage One More Try?

Did you know that UpToParents.org sends out a question of the week?  I read the Question of The Week every week because the questions are on point, timely, and always interesting.   Recently, I saw a question and answer that struck me strongly.  As the Question of The...

Become More Accountable in The New Year

Being held accountable can be useful for all of us.  It can keep us on track toward achieving our goals and find success in life. Do you have things you struggle with? There is help to be found.  Accountability partners can be found through organizations, within your...

Spreading Some Holiday Cheer!

Happy Holidays! This is a time of year we celebrate the importance of family and friends. At Christmastime we have spectacle of lights, presents, egg nog, and carolers to enjoy. It is a joyous time of year! However, each year we discover more and more that there are...

Make Peace Not War

Can an amicable divorce really happen?  Can couples set aside their anger, hurt, resentment for a much higher good?  The answers to these questions, if you want them to be, are yes, yes, yes! Divorce presents enormous difficulties for children.  How the process plays...