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How to Prepare for a Family Mediation Session

By: Theodore Rechel On February 16, 2016

At some point in a family law proceeding (divorce/paternity action), the Court will most likely order the parties to attend mediation. Mediation is a process for resolving disputes that allows parties, with the help of a mediator, to come to an agreement on contested issues. It is important to do your homework prior to the mediation session in order to increase the likelihood of reaching a full and complete agreement which resolves all pending issues in a family law case. read more


Divorce Mediation v. Litigation

By: Theodore Rechel On September 15, 2015

It is said that the three most stressful life events are death, divorce and moving (not in any particular order).  Divorce can not only be stressful, but also can be an expensive undertaking.  When you consider that you have an option during your divorce proceeding to either litigate the matter and let a judge decide how much time and when you will spend with your children and the division of your assets and liabilities, or going to mediation and trying to mutually work out some agreement between the two of you, the second option of mediation has some real benefits that outweigh the litigation route. read more






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