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Accomplished Fort Wayne Attorney Handles Family Law Mediation


A courtroom might not be the best place to resolve differences when parties have a long personal history together or are concerned about maintaining positive relationships in the future. That’s why mediation is often well suited to parties who are going through a divorce, have a custody conflict or are dealing with some other type of family law dispute. From our office in Fort Wayne, Patterson Law LLC offers mediation services to Indiana clients who seek the guidance of a qualified, neutral third party to foster a mutually satisfactory resolution.


During the mediation process, experienced family law attorney Rex Patterson can help work out parenting agreement, property distribution and spousal maintenance issues. Even if your divorce is marked by serious conflicts, we can often find ways to bridge the gap among parties. In a consultation, we can go over the relevant circumstances in your divorce and the advantages that mediation offers, including:

  • Increased privacy — No one fully understands what happens between husbands and wives except for the parties themselves. Airing intimate details of your life together in court doesn’t guarantee that a judge’s decision will be any more insightful. Mediation gives couples the chance to discuss personal issues privately and focus on what is most important to them.
  • Lower cost — Going to trial can be an expensive endeavor at a time when your finances are already in transition. Mediation lacks the procedural and evidentiary requirements associated with trials. By doing away with needless paperwork and handling the disputes in a less formal setting, both spouses can conserve their assets as they look to start a new chapter in their lives.
  • Reduced time and stress — In litigation, divorcing spouses must abide by the court’s schedule and gather information through the discovery process. When the outcome is in the hands of a judge, litigants and their lawyers cannot be sure which piece of evidence will be most compelling, so even small details are closely guarded and highly contested. Working with a mediator cuts down on the time needed to get to the real issues and lessens the likelihood of conflict over procedural matters.
  • Resolutions both parties can support — Divorces aren’t like other types of cases where litigants usually go their separate ways once a decision is rendered. Especially when the couples share children, the parties might need to maintain communication and financial ties for many years after the marriage is dissolved. By reaching an agreement rather than waiting for a judge to make a pronouncement, both sides have a stake in the result and should be more committed to honoring its terms.

Whether serious disputes exist over issues such as parenting arrangements and property division or there are only a few minor concerns that need to be settled, our firm offers professional mediation services to Indiana residents who seek a fair solution outside the courtroom.

Contact an experienced Indiana family mediation lawyer for a consultation

Patterson Law LLC in Fort Wayne assists divorcing couples and other Indiana clients interested in using mediation to resolve a family law conflict. Please call 260-247-8383 or contact us online for a consultation.

  • "Rex was very helpful and understanding of my situation. He was honest and upfront. For everything that he did for me, I am very thankful. I highly recommend Patterson Law LLC." - Hailee Gordon

  • "Rex is absolutely amazing at what he does! I have to say that his professionalism is above and beyond! You knocked it out of the park today my friend! I will speak highly of you and your staff to every single person I know! Thank you!" - Bryan Sanders

  • "I've been working with Rex for what it seems like forever now, he hasn't let me down one time! He works his hardest to get what needs to be done, done! I'd recommend him to anyone!!" - Megan Mitchell

  • "I would highly recommend Patterson Law to anyone! Everyone there is so professional and helpful! Rex took the time to get to know my case and handled it remarkably! Though I hope to never need their services again, I would most certainly if the need arose. Thank you to Rex and the entire staff! You are truly excellent stewards of your profession!" - Amy Gilbert-Koch

  • "Rex Patterson is a great person and lawyer! I would recommend this law firm to anyone looking for a straightforward no-nonsense approach to legal matters! I am very thankful that while sitting in a law firm in Ft. Wayne explaining my situation I was advised to go to Rex!! Best decision ever! Thanks again Rex for your calm approach to crazy!!!;)" - Abby Richards

  • "Rex is a great attorney. The clients we mutually served shared how Rex was a good attorney and fair in his pricing. Would highly recommend Rex for any of your legal needs." - Ron Nicolet Owner of Nicolet Counseling LLC

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