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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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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Arbitration Appeals: A Safety Valve That Is Fast, Fair, Cost-Effective, and Final

Arbitration Appeals

By Patricia H. Thompson, FCIArb Arbitration provides a toolbox of dispute resolution options that are quicker, more targeted, and less expensive than litigation. However, formal and informal surveys reveal that one important component of this toolbox is unknown or misunderstood by corporate and outside counsel: the parties’ contractual right to appeal the final award, “on …

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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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Valid Reasons to Get Out of a Subpoena

Valid reasons to get out of a subpoena

Finding a Way Out of a Subpoena After receiving a subpoena, the first thing many people wonder is what some valid reasons they could use to get out of a subpoena are.  Being served with a subpoena can be an intimidating process if someone has not encountered it before, and not following the directions correctly …

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What Happens if You Lose in Arbitration?

What Happens if You Lose in Arbitration?

When arbitration is all said and done, there is always going to be a party who feels like they lost the arbitration.  This party will often need to consider what happens when they lose and whether there is anything they can do to contest the award.  Arbitration is often the end of the road because …

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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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Demand for Arbitration

Demand for Arbitration

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

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How Long Does Arbitration Take?

How long does arbitration take

Is Arbitration Really Faster? Because arbitration is often touted as a cheaper and quicker resolution when 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 many times, it can just as long as litigation.  While this …

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What Does it Mean to Litigate a Dispute?

litigate a dispute

As practitioners of alternative dispute resolution, we compare our methods to litigation, often without pausing to describe what it means to litigate a dispute.  Litigation is often the alternative to dispute resolution because it is the default forum to resolve a dispute in the United States and many places around the world.  It is what …

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