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Why Mediation in Domestic Cases?

James R. Williams, October 2022   Over the last 32 years, I have judged, arbitrated, mediated, or lawyered over 1,500 divorce and paternity cases ranging from no assets and no children to marital estates consisting of several million dollars and cases involving ugly custody disputes. There are no other matters where emotions run higher, or… Read more »

DeFur Voran LLP announces the addition of Attorney Daniel Rey-Silva to the firm’s Fishers office

We are excited to welcome attorney Daniel Rey-Silva to the firm’s Fishers office. Prior to joining the firm, Daniel focused his practice on family law and litigation. Daniel graduated from IUPUI in 2009 and the IU McKinney School of Law (cum laude) in 2018. Daniel is a bilingual attorney and will be joining DeFur Voran’s… Read more »

DeFur Voran Welcomes Tracey and Gabriel Eberhardt

DeFur Voran LLP announces the addition Tracey Eberhardt and Gabriel Eberhardt to the firm’s Lafayette office.  Tracey is an experienced lawyer and family law mediator. She graduated from Butler University in 2006 and from the Valparaiso University School of Law (cum laude) in 2011.  Tracey also represents clients in the areas of family law, estate… Read more »

Your Client and A Successful Mediation — 5 tips

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often the real loser—in fees, expenses, and waste of time.   –Abraham Lincoln     Lawyer Lincoln’s famous exhortation to us as his successors at the bar is frequently cited when referring to the benefits of mediation. Mediation… Read more »

Scott Shockley, Steve Murphy, Matt Kelsey, Jarryd Anglin, and Dan Kerns Named to Super Lawyers Lists

Congratulations to Scott E. Shockley, Steve Murphy, Matt Kelsey, Jarryd Anglin, and Dan Kerns who have been named to the Indiana Super Lawyers list for 2022.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research,… Read more »

Many Afghan evacuees stuck in legal limbo after Atterbury

Three days after the final group of Afghan evacuees departed from Camp Atterbury, DeFur Voran associate Kelli Liggett met with some of the families who had resettled in Muncie. One by one, in 25-minute increments, the attorney spoke with the groups who had escaped the Taliban to get a better sense of their legal needs… Read more »

DeFur Voran LLP adds two new attorneys

DeFur Voran LLP proudly announces the addition of two new attorneys.  Abigail E. Gulde and Ashlyn R. Carter recently joined DeFur Voran in the New Castle and Fishers offices. Abbey is from Rushville and graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with degrees in Political Science and Theater & Dance and from the Indiana University Maurer School… Read more »