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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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MEDIATION is not COUNSELING

… when a couple experience success in resolving one conflict with help, a side-effect often is the ability to resolve another one without help. Relationships heading towards destruction often are redirected onto a new course through a single intervention in the conflict. 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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Divorce: Reducing cost and contention

The emotional, relational and spiritual costs of divorce are so high and, if divorce must occur, such costs can …. Continue reading

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The role of Guardian ad Litem taking shape:

Family Court Judges and Domestic Relations Commissioners have long used private, independent lawyers to facilitate resolving custodial and timeshare disputes in divorces. These lawyers are appointed by the judge as a Guardian ad Litem who is to, in some manner or another, look out for the children involved. The role of that Guardian ad Litem (or GAL) can be a confusing and ambiguous thing. However, the Supreme Court of Kentucky has issued… Continue reading

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