Category Archives: Life & Law

MEDIATION is a COST SAVER

I recently published an article detailing some of the impending budget cuts for the Kentucky courts entitled “Mediaiton is the Future“. As the cost of litigating conflicts rise ever higher to society and┬álitigants, mediation offers substantial cost savings in resolving … Continue reading

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MEDIATION is the FUTURE

The budget from the Kentucky House of Representatives proposes cutting an additional $36.3 million dollars from the courts next year and $40.6 million for the year after that… Do you want to wait for months for your case to be tried by a less than high-caliber or inexperienced judge? Continue reading

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MEDIATION is not LITIGATION

Litigating is powering up to conquer…. Mediation is powering down to resolve conflict. Continue reading

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MEDIATION is not ARBITRATION

… At the end of the day, though, the outcome belongs to the parties that had the dispute, not a third-party. That increases a sense of ownership and satisfaction in the outcome. There are either two winners at the end or, at worst, the conflict simply has not been resolved yet. Mediators are guides, not deciders. Continue reading

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Litigation Disillusionment

Any family law practitioner who has handled at least a handful of divorces has encountered the situation where the actions of the person they represent confounds them. What often stymies the lawyer is that their client seems determined to spend … Continue reading

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What kind of lawyer would you prefer?

I do not know what is wrong with me!? I had need to consult with an attorney long ago before… Continue reading

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Best Practice in Dependency, Abuse & Neglect Matters

I am writing this to correct any idea that I inadvertently promoted that being adversarial with the Cabinet is the way to win your case (I mean adversarial in the sense of ones attitude rather than in the sense that the court process is an adversarial process). Those criticisms are designed mainly for a global change in the system through political action; they are not meant to fuel a personal vendetta in an individual case. Continue reading

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