Category: Mediation

Using a Mediator Can More Amicably Solve Wills, Inheritance, & Probate Disputes

Ideally, mediation should be used in any dispute involving Wills, Inheritance, or Probate. There is usually a feeling within the family that they “should” be able to work things out among themselves but the engagement of a mediator to help to find a resolution can help to avoid splits that everyone will regret in the long term.
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Custody

10 Reasons Why You Should Mediate Your Custody Case

1. You are in mama/dada grizzly mode. This means you’re in the mode to run over anyone who is at all threatening your concept of how your parenting plan should be structured. In other words, you’re leading with your emotions and not your head. You need a process that will let everyone cool down, be rational, and think about consequences.
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Successful Divorce

6 Divorce Success Stories

So you married for what you believed were death til’ you part and now you’re getting divorced — now what? As devastating as the idea of divorce sounds, it’s not necessarily going to pan out negatively. In fact, there are a lot of divorce success stories out there. We don’t know what the ratio is with divorce success stories versus non-successes. But it’s safe to say, there is light at the end of the tunnel, according to these divorcees.
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Estate and Probate

10 Things To Do Before You Die

Death is not something most of us like to think about and yet getting your affairs in order is advisable for everyone. Pondering your own mortality is probably not high on your list of enjoyable activities and you may think “estate planning” is only for the wealthy, or that—since you’re relatively young and/or healthy—you don’t need to worry about such things, but neither is true. In working with clients on elder and family law matters, I find that with a little planning, your “death” can be one of celebration, give you peace of mind and spare your loved ones a lot of hassle later.
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