James Koday focuses his Indiana and Florida practices in the areas of estate... more
James Koday focuses his Indiana and Florida practices in the areas of estate planning and administration. Services in estate planning range from simple wills and trusts to the most sophisticated estate tax savings techniques. Publications: Practical and Tax Aspects of the Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, Res Gestae, March and April 1980; “Federal Estate Tax Return,” ICLEF, 1982; “Federal... view profile
Christopher has been featured on local news programs for informative interviews on... more
Christopher has been featured on local news programs for informative interviews on divorce, support, and general family law matters. He is certified in Collaborative Law. Having received his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University, he also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Communications from Purdue University. Christopher practices exclusively in domestic relations and family law.
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.