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Divorce mediation is a process of resolving disputes by engaging a neutral third party who acts as a facilitator, assisting the divorcing spouses in reaching an agreement....more
When we think of a wedding, we typically think about a joyous time - not about lawyers, meetings and arguments. Yet for many people, their wedding does involve these elements because they have chosen to enter a “prenuptial...more
When David Arquette and Courteney Cox announced their plans to divorce this past June, we learned a few important things that indicated that this is an amicable split. David, who as of this writing is representing himself, is...more
Although divorces can be ugly affairs, they don’t always have to be. Many times spouses find ways to work together during the divorce process in an effort referred to as mediation. This not only offers them the opportunity to...more
With the Supreme Court's first oral arguments of 2013 underway this week, there are several employment-related cases of note still awaiting decisions....more
When you’re considering getting a divorce in Tennessee, you may be surprised to discover that divorce mediation is required in most instances. But is divorce mediation right for you?
A useful list of suggestions for avoiding and neutralizing family conflict during holiday gatherings, roughly framed in terms of the general principles of interest based negotiation....more
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is becoming mainstream — especially in dealing with divorce. We talked earlier about alternatives like mediation and collaborative law. You may know a couple that got through their divorce...more
Under the new Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act which became effective on March 1, 2013, there are new and specific standards and guidelines upon which a spouse may file a complaint for modification to decrease or increase...more
We are excited to announce the publication of our new eBook on Divorce Mediation. Learn what the many benefits are by getting a divorce through mediation versus a long, expensive and protracted contested divorce. See also how...more
The events leading up to, and actually getting a divorce from your spouse can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. But does the actual divorce process have to add unwanted stress? There is a better way to...more
As you divide your household during a divorce, you must also determine how to share in your parenting duties and rights. Mediation can help you arrive at a satisfactory child custody arrangement. As with litigation, thorough...more
This article is a brief overview explaining what Divorce Mediation is and the many benefits of mediation compared with a traditional divorce. Mediated divorces are less costly, less time consuming and provide greater overall...more
In mediation, parties hire a single mediator to negotiate the terms of the dissolution of their marriage instead of going to court. A trained mediator works to resolve the same issues that must be settled in every divorce....more
Your divorce lawyer is there to help you through the divorce process. Your lawyer will have many questions for you and require you to provide records and documentation to properly represent you.
While your lawyer needs...more
Divorce is hardest on children. Regardless of how young kids are, they know when something is wrong between their parents. However, when a couple uses traditional divorce methods, the process of separating can be even harder...more
Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website as an installment in Michael Kaiser's Animal-Law blog. http://cleblog.nbi-sems.com/2012/02/who-gets-the-pet-in-a-divorce/...more
On March 17, 2010, two years ago, I blogged about court closures. Since that time, nothing has improved; in fact, Los Angeles County is going to experience more layoffs and court closures this year. At this point in time,...more
Divorce litigation can be lengthy and expensive. Court and attorney fees are high and waiting for a hearing can take months. Additionally, court ordered divorce settlements often end up being all-or-nothing arrangements...more
The primary benefit you can expect from mediation is that the cost of your divorce will be lower than if you choose the traditional litigation route. When divorcing couples choose mediation, they can freely discuss...more
What is collaborative divorce? How does it work? How does it differ from mediation? Why is it superior to an attorney-negotiated settlement or litigation?...more
Demographic trends —delayed marriages, considerable wealth being created pre- marriage, and an almost 50% rate of divorce—bring an urgency to the issue of apportioning the active and passive components of the growth in value...more
The collaborative divorce model involves a team approach to resolve disputes. Because the team members are working together to reach a settlement, the adversarial nature and posturing often found in traditional divorce...more
In Giorgianni v. Crowley, the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth District decided a novel question arising under the California Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act for attorney fees disputes.
An attorney, John Crowley...more
Getting divorced can be both emotionally exhausting and financially devastating. Couples may consider mediation as one method to transverse through the dissolution of their marriage with less acrimony and potentially at lower...more
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