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Category Archives: Mediation in Family Law Matters

Why mediations fail Posted on February 24, 2012, by
I was attending a continuing legal education seminar the other day entitled, “Domestic Mediation: Who, What, Where, When, Why?,” presented by a local attorney master mediator whom I really respect.  One of the topics covered was the question, “Why Mediations Fail?”  Here are the points that were made: The parties...
Mediation requires full disclosure Posted on February 17, 2012, by
Today I represented a client at mediation.  The mediation did not result in a negotiated agreement that resolved the case.  The mediator did a fine job.  So why didn’t the case get resolved?  The obvious, broad answer is that the parties were unable to reach a compromise, so the real...
Why mediation works Posted on November 17, 2011, by
Mediation is generally very successful in family law cases.  It provides a safe forum for people to sit down and communicate respectfully regarding their concerns and desires, as well as to have their reality challenged if they are a bit off.  The setting is confidential, so nothing that is said...