Mediate, Not Litigate
Your client just received a demand letter, or conversely your client wants to file a lawsuit against an adverse party. Often, the best time to resolve disputes is before the parties engage in litigation.
England: Divorcing couples to receive £500 mediation voucher
Divorcing couples are set to receive a £500 tax-free voucher for mediation in a UK government bid to ease pressure on the courts following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Blog: Benefits of Mediation When Divorcing During a Pandemic
If you are considering divorce during this time, you are clearly not alone. If the idea of dealing with the court system and the typical expenses of the traditional process does not appeal to you however, you’re also not alone. Mediation is an avenue for obtaining a divorce quickly, safely, confidentially, and cost effectively, especially during Covid-19.
New pro bono mediation project resolves family law cases with less time, money
As with most things in 2020, the pandemic threw a wrench in the plan. In this case, the plan was for a new pro bono mediation project in the Marion County courts.
Can a dog help manage emotions during mediation? New study says yes
A paper published by the Harvard Negotiation Law Review by Kamloops lawyer David Paul explores the idea of canine-assisted mediation, which involves having dogs in a room along with people during family law mediation proceedings.
Rebuilding communication after separation
Once parents have moved beyond the realms of court proceedings, it is important to consider how they can develop healthy channels of communication for the benefit of the child(ren) involved and to support healthy coparenting.
Will Mediation And Private Judges End The Uncivility Of In-Court Family Law Litigation Post COVID?
Private mediation has increased many fold since March 2020. Mediation may well be perfectly suited to the new reality we find ourselves in.
Divorce cases scar children, prompt calls for mediation
Witnessing parental fights over upkeep, custody and access traumatizes children.
The Key to a Happier Divorce
This is an ode to private mediation, particularly its positive impact on children.
'GOING COVID': Why more Okanagan couples are seeking counsellors, mediation, divorce
The pandemic may be taking a toll on relationships as some couples counsellors, divorce lawyers, and a family mediation firm all report they've seen an uptick in business since the pandemic.
Russia’s Children Ombudsman urges mandatory pretrial mediation in family disputes
MOSCOW, November 23 (RAPSI) – Introduction of the procedure of mandatory pretrial mediation in civil cases relating to family law and development of territorial conciliation services are to facilitate readiness of citizens to negotiate and save families from disintegration, Russia’s Children Rights Commissioner Anna Kuznetsova believes.
News India: I want to get divorced but my spouse does not want to? What can I do?
The truth this is that you don’t need your spouse’s permission to get a divorce. You have every right to hire an attorney and file a summons and complaint in court. Or you can even do the paperwork yourself, even though it is not recommended.
Juvenile mediation: It’s not just for kids
Juvenile mediation was introduced to Louisiana in 1997, meant to be used principally in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes due to the high influx of children in need of care and the beginning of young delinquency cases that seemed would eventually overwhelm those court system.
COVID-19 increasing complexity in family law mediation
Pandemic has given clients a sense of urgency, says Nathalie Boutet, family lawyer and mediator
What if mediation does not work?
What do parties do when they cannot reach an agreement in a divorce or family law matter? The reality is that there are numerous possibilities.
How To Get a Divorce Without Going Broke
Expert tips for breaking off a marriage without breaking the bank.
Why mediation can be your best option in a divorce
When it comes to untying two lives after years of marriage, and especially when children are involved in the process, oftentimes mediation can be your best option in a divorce.
Divorce Law During A Pandemic: The Rise Of Arbitration
The focus of this blog is on arbitration and its potential role in resolving disputes where the parties have engaged in efforts to settle (often involving considerable time, emotion, and......expense) and have been unable to get the agreement across the finish line.
5 Signs Mediation Won’t Work for Your Divorce, According to a Mediation Expert
Divorce is a not-so-fun choose-your-own-adventure—hire a mediator? Go straight to a divorce lawyer? The circumstances of your split matter a lot, says Dr. Jann Blackstone, co-author of Co-Parenting Through Separation and Divorce: Putting Your Children First and a former child custody mediator for the California Superior Court.
Difference Between Mediation & Conciliation
Conciliation shares some features of mediation in that it is a more informal, more affordable, and more efficient process than going to court.
Legal News You Can Use: Does Mediation Make Sense for Your Divorce?
No matter what your feelings are toward each other, you may both be clear communicators and able to work together. If you have children, you may want to avoid a contentious process to protect them, too. In these cases, mediation may be your solution.
With the family courts closed, mediation may be the only option
Delphine Eskenazi explains how the Paris Bar is deploying mediators to resolve parental access disputes during Covid-19
Mediation in Family Law Cases During COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, ADR (most often mediation) is the only immediate option available for many, and that mediation now generally must take place online.
Family and Dispute Resolution in Pandemic Times
In their Mediation column, Abby Tolchinsky and Ellie Wertheim write: Mediation is a tool that lends itself to these critical pandemic times—for families previously living with great levels of tension and conflict, the chance to have a facilitated conversation and ease the pressure can help spare them added anxiety and even resolve or preclude anger.
State Supreme Court announces expedited parenting time mediation program in response to COVID-19 pandemic
A North Dakota Supreme Court order establishing an Expedited Parenting Time Mediation Program comes as Grand Forks' local court braces for an influx of cases involving parenting disputes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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