No couple decides to marry and intertwine their futures – while planning to divorce years later. However, many couples find themselves facing just that. A life altering change that they did not plan for, but must navigate through together in order to move towards their individual futures.
Archive for the ‘Litigation’ Category
New Mexico District Judge Ann Kass wrote: “Litigation seduces people into fantasizing that there are magic solutions to their problems.”
A divorce is (more…)
A couple purchased a used 2006 Ford Explorer from an established dealership. At time of purchase the couple report they noticed a slight odor but that it was not significant enough to affect their purchase decision. However, over the following 3 months the couple reports that the odor increased (more…)
Marriages are more than just relationships: they are contracts that entitle the individuals in the couple to certain assets that may exist completely outside of the personal relationship. As a rule, spouses work together to support one another to promote growth in all areas including family size and financial matters.
Most often the changes that impact a couple fall within normal life developments: (more…)
It would be hard not to have heard of the eavesdropping and wiretapping scandal enveloping the Murdoch family. The Murdoch family recently closed down their banner news publication News of the World in the UK as a result of the wiretapping scandal.
A parallel issue is occurring in the Murdoch family, one many family businesses have to deal with regardless of the size: that of succession. (more…)
If you don’t experience even a little stress when you walk into a courtroom, you are either the lawyer who has loves to litigate, or you have just said, “All rise,” for the fourteenth time that day. For the rest of us stress is almost an automatic reaction when thinking about appearing in front of the judge, even when it is not the first time. The uncertainty, the formality of the court room, how can divorce court be anything but stressful? (more…)
It is not uncommon for us to get calls or inquires from those who have been injured or suffered as a result of medical malpractice. They are looking for a means to resolve the issue without going the traditional route of getting an attorney. Their reasons for calling a mediator vary, but all appear to be looking for resolution to an ongoing issue where they have been wronged, hurt, or otherwise injured. (more…)
Playing out in a Southern California courtroom is a family elder care drama that is all too common. The ultimate decision rests with the lawyers and a judge, not the family or the person most involved: Etta James.
In this elder care case: The 73-year-old inimitable blues singer Etta James is suffering from dementia and leukemia. Her husband of 41 years and her son from a previous (more…)
When a divorcing couple has kids, they are going to continue to have a relationship with one another even after the divorce is final. Divorce mediation allows the couple to determine how they want to co-parent; what works for them individually, as a couple, and most importantly – what works for the children. (more…)
Georgia megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long and the four young men that filed suit against him for sexual misconduct have successfully reached a settlement through mediation.