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.
Posts Tagged ‘Litigation’
It may be a common thought that they look for the best attorney they can find. Someone who they know will fight for them and win the (inevitable?) court battle.
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…)
A recent study by Linda Waite, PhD with the University of Chicago Department of Sociology, asserts that divorce has a profound negative impact on the health of those whose marriage ends – just as the death of a spouse has on the surviving spouse.
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.
On April 25, 2011 North Carolina Judge Nancy Gordon ruled that primary physical custody of Alaina Giordano’s two children (who currently reside in North Carolina) would go to their father, Kane Snyder, who lives in Chicago as of June 17.
Like so many litigated divorce cases, the Giordano v. Synder case is a contentious one that includes a history of restraining orders, mental health concerns, and allegations of both cheating and domestic violence. (more…)