Divorce Mediation Checklist

Divorce mediation checklist

Our divorce mediation checklist will help you go through the divorce mediation process. When it’s time to divorce, there may be an urge to try and put the marriage entirely behind you. Your life will probably be entangled with your spouse’s for a long time, especially if the marriage was long term, there are children …

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Can You Back Out of a Settlement Agreement? Legal Advice

Can You Back Out of a Settlement Agreement? Legal Advice

Can you back out of a settlement agreement if you have changed your mind?  Evaluation of the risks of litigation and candid discussions of the possible strength of opponents’ arguments and the weakness of one’s own may make it seem as if everyone is against you.  The gulf between initial expectations and final settlement can be …

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The Mediator’s Role in Family Mediation

The Mediator's Role in Family Mediation

Divorce is ranked second on the list of stressful events in one’s life, the first being death of a spouse. This is an emotional time for the parties. However, the only purpose of most settlement meetings is to resolve the outstanding legal issues in the divorce. Emotions and post-divorce dynamics are rarely factored into them.

Mediation vs. Litigation

Mediation vs. Litigation

For those facing the need to resolve a dispute, they may return to the common question of whether mediation or litigation is the best option to resolve the dispute.  Comparing the two processes will often result in a lot of differences, and the types of resolution are very distinct.  However, this does not intrinsically mean …

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Justice vs. Fairness and the World of ADR

Justice vs. Fairness

Justice and fairness are words that have found their way to the front of our minds this year in the United States.  The country has been facing increased calls for justice and fairness for all Americans, regardless of the color of their skin or other characteristics.  As the year has continued, many people have had …

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Avoiding Construction Liens

Avoiding Construction Liens

The excitement and joy of building a new home can quickly be overshadowed by a construction lien, or as it is more commonly known, a mechanic’s lien. Construction liens exist because it guarantees that a contractor will be paid for the work and materials that they put into a home or building. It allows a …

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What are the five methods of dispute resolution?

What are the five methods of dispute resolution?

Understanding just what the five strategies or methods of dispute resolution are can be incredibly helpful when engaging in a dispute resolution process.  This can help a party prepare for the process adequately with the right strategy and can give the party insight into their own needs as well as the other party’s needs.  The …

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What is an Insurance Dispute? 

Insurance Dispute

A common question in insurance issues concerns what an insurance dispute is and if it fits their situation.  Dealing with insurance can often be a pain, and when an insurance claim goes wrong, people may wonder how to recover from the denial or other agreement that does not match what the policyholder hoped for.  Insurance …

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Conflict Resolution Includes All of the Following Except…

Conflict Resolution Includes All of Following Except...

Conflict resolution includes all of the following, except…? Conflict, whether between individuals, groups, governments or some combination of these, comes in many forms. Conflict resolution includes multiple processes and methods in facilitating a peaceful ending. Every form of conflict is a purposeful effort to meet some need or gain some advantage, whether it is status, …

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The Role of Outside Counsel 

Outside Counsel 

Legal spending by corporations will almost certainly continue to tighten in 2022.  The days of unlimited corporate legal budgets have been gone for some time, as companies have worked to rein in their legal spending in the face of skyrocketing costs.  These efforts have taken many forms. The key to many of the cost-cutting measures …

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