How Long Does Arbitration Take? A Closer Look

How long does arbitration take

Because arbitration is often touted as a cheaper and quicker resolution compared to litigation, curious minds may wonder how long arbitration takes.  While many proponents of arbitration state that it often moves more quickly than litigation, critics state that it can be just as long as traditional litigation in the court system.  While this may …

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Demand for Arbitration: What You Should Know

Demand for Arbitration

When a party wants to begin the arbitration process, they usually create and send a demand for arbitration. A demand for arbitration will start the process as the parties have agreed upon. Those on the receiving end may or may not understand what the process means, but they will quickly be immersed in the world of …

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Understanding the Benefits of Caucus Mediation

Caucus Mediation

When parties have difficulty discussing the issues with the other party in the room, the mediator may decide to move to caucus mediation. Caucuses can be a powerful tool in mediation, but some downsides need to be considered when considering a caucus. The mediator’s style will also impact when caucuses are used. Some mediators begin mediation …

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Separation Mediation: A Detailed Guide

Separation Mediation

When parties are considering using mediation to help them separate effectively, they may wonder how to prepare for separation mediation effectively.  For some, they may not even know what mediation entails, and they will have no idea how mediation will work for them.  Mediation is a commonly used practice, especially in family law matters, yet …

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Court ordered mediation – All you need to know

Court ordered mediation - All you need to know

Learning all you need to know about a court-ordered mediation can feel like a daunting task.  When a court orders the parties in a family law case to mediation, there are often many questions on what the process will look like and whether the parties will be punished for failing to settle in mediation.  Family …

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What Happens in Mediation? How the Process Works

What Happens in Mediation

What happens in mediation? Mediation has become a vital part of the conflict resolution system, yet many people have not experienced mediation, nor do they understand the process. This can cause people to decide not to participate or have many reservations about it. It can also feel overwhelming because the people involved may not know …

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Positional Bargaining Explained

Positional Bargaining

Parties preparing for negotiation may need the term “positional bargaining” explained. Positional bargaining is a negotiation strategy used to drive the bargain and attempt to secure a possible value from a bargaining session. Many people view bargaining as a harsh and poor form of negotiation. While this style of negotiation often results in win-lose situations …

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Emancipation in California: What You Need to Know

Emancipation in California

Emancipation in California is done through a comprehensive step-by-step process. In this article, we will describe the ways a minor can ask the courts to become legally emancipated and the ways that automatically grant a declaration of emancipation. What is the Emancipation of a Minor? Emancipation of a minor (CA Fam Code section 7002) refers …

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