Should I Sign This?

We get a lot of inquiries from potential clients wondering if they should sign a document.   The most common documents in question are “Waivers of citation”, Final Divorce Decrees, Settlement offers, Paperwork in Attorney General Child Support Cases, leases, modifications of contracts and sales agreements. First of all, if…

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Mediation vs Arbitration: What You Need To Know

Court is not the only way to solve legal disputes and it certainly isn’t the cheapest. Two options outside of the courthouse are mediation and arbitration. In lieu of a judge, mediation uses an impartial guide or facilitator to help both parties come to an agreement. Though it is often…

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The 4 Ways to Divorce

Years ago, divorces were all handled pretty much the same way. A divorce may have been contentious or amicable, but the legal procedures didn’t vary too much. Now, there are choices.  These choices allow for greater flexibility in choosing the amount of money spent, the amount of time spent, the…

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Mediation is Required in your Divorce Case- Good News or Hassle?

In many family law cases, the parties may be required to attend mediation prior to being heard by the judge.  Sometimes this news is met with a sigh of annoyance… just one more barrier to getting a “day in court” or “getting this divorce finished.”You may feel better about it if  you…

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Parent Seeking Relocation to Another State With Child

If you are a divorced or divorcing parent who is under the authority of a court and wish to relocate with your child, you may find that you are facing more than you bargained for. Prior to accepting that new job in another state (or before considering a move outside…

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Mediation and the Abusive Relationship

You may have been told that your divorce case will require mediation. if you have been in an abusive marriage, you may feel especially nervous about facing your spouse since mediation is less formal than a courtroom. It is common to feel a little nervous, and also to feel worried…

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No One is an Island

There’s an old saying that “no [man] is an island”. We are fortunately or unfortunately connected to those around us and they are affected by what we do. Especially in the case of two parents quarreling and affecting the children, in the case of employers making decisions that affect their…

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Mediation Isn’t Just for Big Cases Anymore!

Mediation as a method of alternative dispute resolution has steadily grown in popularity and use since the 1980s. Most people are familiar with the idea of court-ordered mediation for civil and family law cases.   But many people don’t know these facts about mediation; If you have a dispute with…

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Ways to Handle Divorce are Still Evolving

The pre- 1970 divorce process in the United States was very different from the divorce process today. In the old days, “fault” divorce dictated that divorcing parties have grounds for divorce, which lead to to couples accusing each other publicly of moral turpitude and misconduct, sometimes with no basis in…

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Should you Settle your Business Case at Mediation?

If you are involved in a legal battle and have agreed to go to mediation (or have been ordered to go by the judge), it will be helpful to you to enter mediation with the right “mindset”. Mediation is entered into with the hope (or at least possibility) of settlement…

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