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Mediating Rather than Litigating

The process of mediating rather than litigating is simple. Instead of running out and hiring a lawyer right away, one or both spouses run out and find a mediator. The cost savings are instant because… Continue reading

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The Myth of “Uncontested Divorce”

There is an alternative to this litigator roulette. If both spouses are willing to engage in mediation prior to filing for divorce and perhaps even before retaining a lawyer, they are entering into the most likely scenario of a low-cost and relatively uncontested divorce. They may even emerge on the other side of mediation deciding that they actually are not at that irreconcilable place… 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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Justice Remains Elusive

A decade has past and, based on my experience with more litigants than I can count, justice remains elusive. That is why I am excited to take my law degree plus my courtroom and litigation experience and combine it with my prior career in the human services field to offer mediation services with an emphasis …. Continue reading

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We have a new iHome: www.troutmannapier.com

I hope you all will take a moment to visit our firm’s new website by clicking this link: Troutman & Napier, PLLC or typing in http://www.troutmannapier.com/ Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

May you find for yourself and extend to your family the grace and love this Christmas season represents.

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Power of Attorney – be sure to get it right!

A couple of days ago I wrote about a special needs trust mechanism provided for by law. While it primarily is an estate planning tool, it certainly falls into the realm of family law as well. Today‚Äôs post is about … Continue reading

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