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Kim Van Valer
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator


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3209 W. Smith Valley Road, Suite 216
Greenwood, IN 46142
317 250-6043


Description of Practice

Kim Van Valer is a former Superior Court Judge who now specializes in Family Mediation. Kim mediates family law cases with Marla Hylton, MSW, LCSW who is also a Registered Mediator. Divorce is often thought of as the end of the family. We believe the family can still exist in a new form. Mediation, when done with this belief in mind, can help parents transition from a marriage relationship to a cooperative parenting team. Parents living apart CAN raise children as two independent role models with hope for a strong and happy future. Success in doing so begins with making wise decisions NOW. Kim & Marla now teach a Certified 40 hour Domestic Relations Mediation course twice a year in Indiana. For more information, see In her judicial capacity, Kim has served on several Judicial Conference Committees by appointment of the Supreme Court and as faculty in several judicial and attorney educational programs. Kim continues on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Association of Mediators having served as President in 2012-2013.


Kim Van Valer also teaches a Certified course in Domestic Relations mediation each spring sponsored by the Indiana Chapter of the NASW. See for more information.


Doctor of Jurisprudence
Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis
June 1991

Masters Program in Art History
with concentration in Central Italian Architecture, Sculpture & Painting
September 1985 - May 1988

Bachelor of Arts
Indiana University - Bloomington


Kim conducts family law mediations with Therapist Marla Hylton, MSW, LCSW. Learn more about Marla at We believe in resolving family issues privately in mediation before they must be resolved publicly in a court of law.

Other Information

Indiana Supreme Court ADR Task Force (2013 to present)

    Areas of Practice

    • Adoption
    • Adult Family
    • Civil (general)
    • Commercial
    • Community
    • Congregational
    • Construction
    • Contracts
    • Divorce (all issues)
    • Divorce (parenting)
    • Education
    • EEOC
    • Elder
    • Eminent Domain
    • Faith Based
    • Family
    • Foreclosure
    • General
    • Government
    • Health Care
    • Insurance
    • Land Use
    • Landlord - Tenant
    • Legal Malpractice
    • Marital Mediation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Online Mediation
    • Parent-Teen
    • Partnership
    • Personal Injury
    • Pet Mediation
    • Postal Service
    • Prenuptial
    • Probate
    • Professional Fees
    • Public Policy
    • Real Estate
    • Special Education
    • Victim - Offender
    • Workplace

    Professional Services

    • Mediator
    • Advanced Mediation Trainer
    • Fact-Finder
    • Mediator-Arbitrator
    • Mediation Consultant
    • Mediation Trainer
    • Conflict Coach
    • Strategic Planning
    • Facilitator
    • Online Mediator
    • Mediating Lawyer

    This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.