Archive for March 2015

Barriers to Mediation

.Mediation has been shown to be a cost effective, time effective means of settling disputes. Results are long lasting and parties have a greater “buy-in,” a desire to follow through with the agreement, than with using a judge, the traditional way cases are settled. Here in the Midwest lawyer led settlement conferences and litigation still…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Child Custody Mediation

What is Child Custody Mediation? Child custody mediation allows parents to have a sense of control of their decision making and feel positive about what happens to their children following the separation or divorce. The more common or better known method of resolving custody disputes is known as litigation, which involves turning the decisions relating…

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Paths to Divorce Mediation Resolution

Three Paths, Three Results Path 1- Retain (Hire) Attorneys Attorneys charge $200-$500/hour per person and they require $3,000-$5,000 up front from a client to begin. Attorneys then argue back and forth, and occasionally come to an agreement. If no agreement is reached, most courts require mediation before a trial. At this point, mediation with attorneys…

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5 Ways to get your spirits up during a divorce

    5 Ways to get your spirits up during a divorce 1. Decide whether or not you want to move forward and recover: You have to make a conscious decision to move forward, to let go of the pain of your divorce, to let your heart heal, and to take responsibility for your own…

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Mediation and Hormones: Mediation and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

The mediation industry is affected by hormones. No, not the hormones you’re thinking of: the hormones we get when the seasons change. In the late winter most people get testy from lack of exercise and sunshine. They’re prone to argue and that’s why most church fights take place in late winter and I get church…

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Psychology and Mediation

Mediation is best done by someone with knowledge of psychology. The difference between negotiation and mediation can be described as a difference in psychological outlook. In negotiation, most often one is out to get the best deal one can get and many people are willing to be as zealous advocates for themselves as possible in…

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