Archive for April 2015

Minneapolis Divorce Mediation

What do you look for in a divorce professional? There are many, many folks who have Minneapolis divorce mediation services, or Saint Paul divorce mediation services, for that matter. Many are attorneys who have realized that the grind of court litigation is tough on them and their clients. Some attorneys understand most folks aren’t willing to pay…

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Minnesota Divorce Mediation

Where do you go for a Minnesota divorce mediation? Most people think of attorneys. Many attorneys who would fight it out in court are now advertising themselves as mediators. I’m certainly not saying they aren’t mediators. They are qualified neutrals just as I am. But that is where the similarity ends. In law school, attorneys are quite…

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Do I Stay or Do I Go–Workshop for Professionals

  Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:30-8:00 pm Southdale Library (map) Free Networking Event Do you work with couples? Do you feel stuck when one partner wants to work on the relationship and the other is less than committed? Or when a partner says that they want to end the relationship, but they struggle to let…

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Mediation and Being Stuck

It is very common for people to come to mediation “locked-in” to their position. There are good reasons for this. Some people are like like pit bulls: they clamp down on a position without the slightest change, through thick and thin. This is a valuable trait if 1) you know you are absolutely 100 %…

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Why You Should Consider Mediators Who Are Not Attorneys.

Why You Should Consider Mediators Who Are Not Attorneys By Glen Bickford, Minnesota Qualified Neutral and Trained Mediator Most Mediators in Minnesota are attorneys. Only a small percentage of mediators are what the attorneys call “Non-Attorneys.” Mediation, many attorneys believe, should be something practiced by attorneys alone, as only attorneys know the law.  Many attorneys…

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Why You Should Go to Court When You Get Divorced

Why You Should Go to Court When You Get Divorced Glen Bickford, Minnesota Qualified Neutral and Divorce Mediator Many people are relieved to get an attorney. It means they don’t have to do as much work. After all, an attorney works out the agreement for you. She or he fights for your rights so you…

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Why Don’t More People Try Mediation?

Why Don’t More People Try Mediation? By Glen Bickford, Minnesota Qualified Neutral and Mediator Why don’t more people try 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”-people follow through with their own settlement more than when judges…

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Divorce, Emotions and Mediation

Divorce, Emotions and Mediation Glen Bickford, Qualified Neutral and Mediator Separation is a tough time. Emotions are generally high for both people. Some couples try to stay in the same household in different parts of the house or if there are kids, by “nesting” i.e. getting an apartment with parents moving back and forth while…

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