The Underwoods, the main characters in the show House of Cards, have been married a long time when we meet them - 26 years - as the series begins. They seem to be a very solid two-person unit, that have things to teach us about balancing personal fulfillment and commitment to the marriage.
Mediation, the ADR vehicle most commonly used in family law cases, frequently results in a final settlement – but often only after a marathon session dealing with the many important issues in the lives of family members.
A national story involving two very famous names (MLK Jr.'s children and former President Jimmy Carter) that can prove so helpful in building more awareness about the intelligence and effectiveness of mediation to solve disputes in place of punching someone with rights-based litigation.
The divorce rate began its sharp increase in the early 1960's and more than doubled by the end of the 1970's. This was accompanied by dramatic changes in cultural traditions, societal expectations, and divorce and child custody laws.
This paper provides a summary of parental conflict and its consequences for children, a history and definition of parenting coordination and three conflict analysis models to assist working parenting coordinators to better diagnose parental conflict and then select more effective intervention strategies.
For years, family law litigators were the go to persons to facilitate the distribution of property, support obligations and the plan of care for children of the relationship between separating couples.
Often times, the parties or their lawyers refuse to accept that “Last, best and final offer” because they think they will regret making the deal and not having the time and energy to take one more deposition, find the “truth”, the “smoking gun” or exact a little more pain and discomfort towards the other side.