Easier In the Mess of It All

Messy Dilapidated Building

It was exactly as I expected based on what I researched on your website. I felt very cared for and supported by both Amy and Jim even though they remained impartial throughout the process. Definitely made it easier to get through the mess of it all. Thank you so much!! AC Read more [...]

Mediation Services Paved the Way For Us

Bridge Paved Highway

My husband and I tried for a long time to make things work between us and decided to divorce as a last resort.  It was very difficult and I wish it would have worked out for us to stay together. I was hesitant about using a mediator for our divorce and thought that using an attorney might create a better outcome.  I’m not very knowledgeable about financial matters such as investments, 401(k), etc., and had a lot of anxiety about how it would all work out. My husband felt mediation was Read more [...]

Gifted Communicators

Coffee and Conversation


Jim and Amy are gifted communicators. Their calm, reassuring, and knowledgeable demeanor repeatedly diffused a stressful situation. Though the circumstances of our meeting are much less than ideal, I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with them.


Confidence in Avoiding the Courts and High Costs

$100 Bills

Emotional and financial costs of divorce can be very high. When deciding on the right path for us to take when we knew our marriage needed to end, high on our list was to not expose our children to the courts. Equally high on the list was to avoid huge legal expenses that would consume family resources needed for our children. Since we agreed on priorities and most issues, we considered mediation as an option that seemed to benefit both us and our children. Friends and colleagues shared their Read more [...]

Peace and Equity Through Mediation

Peaceful Shore

When it became clear that getting a divorce was unavoidable, I was pained when I reviewed options available to me. Our children were adults. I didn’t understand all of the details regarding our finances. I was fearful about my future financial security. I knew in my heart that I wanted to be fair but I needed to do my best to assure I could take care of myself financially later. Should I get an attorney? That thought made me sick. It would be so out of character for both of us to do that. It was Read more [...]

Easier Said Than Done

Sad and Alone

When HFM asked me to report back how I was doing after they had mediated my divorce, I was apprehensive.  I didn’t want to think about or discuss it.  It was over and I wanted it behind me. I have come to a hard conclusion: I honestly don't know how to talk about my experience.  For me, divorce sucks, and it sucks in every conceivable way.  Working with Heartland Family Mediators made it suck a little less and I mean that as a compliment. Their process kept us from fighting as much and Read more [...]

I Never Dreamed It Could Turn Out This Well

What are alternatives for divorce?

After much discussion, my husband and I made the decision to divorce. Our goal from the beginning was to remain not only civil to one another, we wanted to be able to like and respect each other when the process was behind us. We have a young son together and we both were committed to making the transition in our marriage as seamless as possible for him. Heartland Family Mediators did not come to our attention through a referral or recommendation, but I believe that it was not a coincidence Read more [...]

Why Choose Heartland Family Mediators?

Heartland Family Mediators Formal Group

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 services you need for you and your family. HFM mediators represent a wide range of professions. Among the disciplines represented are law, psychology, family and couples counselling, business transition and financial planning. Read more [...]

Marriage or Divorce Are Both Hard

Wedding Rings Hands

“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 involve and require investing time and attention into the other person.  With marriage frequently there can be a “happily ever after”.  With divorce finding a “happily ever after” is possible too. Usually though Read more [...]

No One Enters Marriage Expecting Divorce

Broken Heart

No one ever enters marriage thinking they will end up getting divorced, and the same was true for me. When my husband told me he wanted a divorce, my first thought was, “I don’t want this to be ugly.”  I immediately called Jim Johnson knowing he was a mediator. After that conversation I talked with my ex-husband about using mediation and we agreed to try that path versus using attorneys. My ex-husband and I drafted our own divorce agreement and we were able to communicate fairly well throughout Read more [...]


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