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These are my tips, some serious, some playful, some in-between. read
Last semester, two Law School students took a month to prepare for a high-stakes mediation: an international child abduction dispute in Omaha, Nebraska. read
Twins, divided: The fate of mentally disabled husband heading to mediation
Dunlap’s idea is that if the Legislature makes divorce more difficult, fewer people will seek a divorce. The problem with that logic is that divorce is already plenty difficult for the individuals involved, even under the best of circumstances. read
Adult siblings often find themselves at odds when a parent needs long-term care or nears the end of life. Here are tips on finding a mediator to help your family navigate thorny caregiving issues. read
Allegations of misuse of funds and other issues spurring a battle for control at Ventura County's oldest African-American church will be sifted through by a mediator, according to a vote of members at St. Paul Baptist Church. read
A charity has called for an increased use of mediation during family breakdown. The public needs a better understanding of the divorce process so children and other “at-risk parties” can be better protected, the Family Mediation Association (FMA) insists. read
For reasons I won’t go into here, I think I may have gained a reputation in some quarters for being an opponent of mediation as a means of resolving family disputes. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. read
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has approved a petition that will allow lawyer-mediators to draft and file settlement documents in family law cases. Currently, parties must obtain different legal counsel to perform those legal tasks after mediation. read
Mediation, long considered to be an alternative to lengthy expensive divorce actions, can also be used in other contexts, notably where there is a dispute among adult children regarding frail, disabled and incapacitated parents. read
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