Dan and Lenore

Southwest Iowa Mediation Services specializes in solutions--so you can move on with your life.

When they founded their practice, Dan Bechtol, MACRR and Lenore Andrea Simon, JD knew that mediation could find the best path through seemingly impossible conflict.  Because there were few options for mediation in Southwest Iowa, they formed SIMS in 2009 to provide a much needed service for the people of the area. 

Dan and Lenore believed that mediation was a better solution in most divorce, child custody and elder care disputes because it finds mutually agreed upon solutions as quickly and painlessly as possible. 

SIMS practitioners have backgrounds in law as well as mediation, but they do not act as attorneys and are not part of the legal system.  Their credentials and experience in family dynamics, conflict analysis and resolution-  as well as law-prepare them to work with any type of dispute.

SIMS knows how mediation works:

  • Get conflicting parties to communicate
  • Provide a safe, unbiased mediation environment
  • Possess the expertise and experience to guide the process
SIMS provides people with an alternative to litigation that keeps relationships intact and allows for long term resolution in many apsects of life, including, but not limited to, divorce, custody, elder care, and landlord/tenant issues.

Dan is a member of Iowa Association of Mediators and the Association for Conflict Resolution. He is certified to mediate in Iowa, Michigan and Texas. In addition SIMS is fully insured and on the approved mediator roster for the 4th Judicial District in Iowa.

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