Mediation

A Practical Look at Arbitration as a Growing Trend

  In the 30-some years that I have been a lawyer, there have been many changes in the way companies do business and in how disputes are resolved. In that same period, however, I have not seen the same depth and breadth of changes in the court system. I have been a litigator representing businesses and individuals in all kinds of cases. I have been an advocate for clients in jury trials both short and long, court trials, mediations and arbitrations. I am also now a mediator and an arbitrator. Companies are now doing business at the speed of email and have global and international goals and inspirations. They have 30, 60 and 90-day business plans. When a company has a dispute, their lawyer must..

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Is Divorce Mediation in Minnesota Right for Me?

Divorce mediation in Minnesota is an extremely effective way to resolve the issues of a dissolving marriage. However, it’s true that mediation is also not the right choice for everyone. Mediation Is Right for You If… Mediation is right for you if you and your spouse are both willing to compromise and listen to one another. Don’t immediately write this off. While you and your spouse may not be able to get through a 5 minute conversation, communication is often much, much easier when there’s a neutral third party involved. Mediation can even work if you and your spouse both feel angry, hurt, and betrayed. These feelings are very normal. Mediators will help you turn the focus to your future, and the future of..

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Explaining the Divorce Mediation Process in Minnesota

If you’re considering the services of a divorce mediator in Minnesota for your divorce then you’re in good company. Mediation works well in about 75% of all divorce cases, and the divorce mediation process can leave you with a settlement that you can live with – one that you had a direct hand in creating. However, it’s hard to make an informed decision when divorce mediation is a mystery to you. What will happen? How do you know you’ll get a fair deal? If your spouse is domineering, how do you know you won’t be at a disadvantage? Issues of Divorce Mediators are trained to handle all of the issues that might be present in your divorce, including child custody, parenting time, child support..

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How Mediation in Minnesota is Effective at Creating Elder Care Solutions

Caring for aging or dependent parents can be a source of contention among adult children. If you and your siblings are fighting constantly over how to care for an elderly father or mother then you might be interested to know just how effective mediation in Minnesota can be at creating elder care solutions. There are many common issues that can arise when a parent’s health and independence start to fail. There might be questions about housing and living arrangements, or having a live-in caregiver vs. moving to an assisted living facility. Your elderly parent may not want to give up his or her car keys, while you and your siblings know it’s the right thing to do, for the parent’s safety and the safety of..

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4 Things You Should Know About Child Custody Mediation in Minnesota

If you’ve decided to use child custody mediation in Minnesota to resolve some of the issues of your parenting dispute, then you’ve made a very good choice. Often, people who use mediation instead of the court system, wind up far happier with the outcome that they receive. This is because mediation allows you to be an active participant in the process of deciding what is best for your child. However, that does not mean that there aren’t a few things you should know about the process. 1. Be Prepared You already know that you should come to court prepared, but did you know that you should come prepared for your mediation, too? While the mediator doesn’t have the power to impose a decision upon..

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