Elodie Meuser is a co-owner and founding member of The Mediation Option. She has been practicing law for nearly 20 years, first in the areas of disability, personal injury and worker’s compensation, and then focusing on family law. Elodie was employed as a Deputy Prosecutor in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, Child Support Division over 12 years before becoming a full-time registered Domestic Relations and Civil Mediator and a trained Parenting Coordinator. Elodie also participates as a mediator with the Marion County Modest Means Mediation program. She has been a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Executive Committee for the past four years, serving as chair of the section in 2013.
At The Mediation Option, Elodie and her colleagues provide a comfortable and welcoming environment in which to mediate. The office is filled with sofas, love seats and over-stuffed chairs, rather than conference tables and uncomfortable office furniture. With snacks and TVs in every room, this environment is more conducive to a more relaxed atmosphere, rather than one that is set up for a stress-filled battle.
Co-mediation is also offered at The Mediation Option. The parties get two mediators for the price of one! This gives the parties a chance to connect with at least one mediator which usually results in a positive outcome for both parties. As they say, two heads are better than one, so with the interaction and collaboration of mediators, a more thorough and detailed agreement can be completed. Co-mediation also provides for a more efficient process, with both mediators working on drafting agreements, child support worksheets, and copying documents at the same time, rather than one person doing it all alone (which also saves clients time and money!).