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Mediation
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There is a lot of information out there about how mediation can help you resolve a dispute without going to court. But not everyone understands how it works and why it is a good thing to try before filing a lawsuit. Along with other kinds of alternatives-to-litigation, known as “alternative dispute resolution” (ADR), mediation often...
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A successful mediation is dependent on the parties’ behaviors and attitudes. To ensure you make your mediation a success—thereby avoiding the costs of going all the way to court—follow these three practical mediation tips. #1:  Keep Emotions to a Minimum At its core, your mediation session is a business deal. You are there to discuss...
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It is not uncommon for divorcing spouses to disagree about how they should go about getting divorced. Odds are, you two are already in a contentious place, and it can be difficult—if not impossible—to see eye-to-eye on anything. But you already know that divorce mediation is likely the best way for you two to reach...
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Most people know what trial is like. Thanks to TV shows like Judge Judy, they have seen plenty of people go to court. But, mediation isn’t nearly as dramatic, and it’s rarely featured on television. People often do not encounter it until they need it—or until their lawyers suggest it. So what is mediation, and...
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Even under the best circumstances, divorce may be one of the hardest things you encounter in your life. The divorce process can have a tremendous financial impact, as well as an emotional one. In Minnesota, mediation is often required as part of that process. For many people, mediation is the last thing they want to...
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Lawyer Sitting with Couple in Office
The honest answer to whether you need a lawyer for mediation is simply, “No.” But the better question to ask yourself is, “Should I have a lawyer help me with mediation?” By asking this question, you provide yourself with more information so you can make an informed choice. The Benefits to Hiring a Lawyer for...
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After a car accident, truck accident or other personal injury, you will likely have to answer many questions to get justice. The answers to those question help dictate how your case should be handled. If you and your attorney decide to pursue personal injury mediation, you will need to choose a mediator to oversee the process....
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When done right, mediation can bring great benefits to you and your family: It saves you money, as you avoid the costliness associated with trial. It saves you time, thanks to avoiding the need to get on the court’s calendar. You drive the discussion, ensuring the things you care about most are heard, discussed and...
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According to the American Bar Association, most people who participate in mediation report that they are satisfied with the process. Preparing for mediation and knowing what to expect increases the chances that you will be satisfied with your mediation experience, too. Learn What to Expect: Talk With a Trusted Advisor If you have an attorney,...
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Legal Team Meeting
Most people who face family law disputes have little idea what to expect. They’ve never had to hire a lawyer before. And much of what they know about attorneys comes from TV, so they envision courtroom drama, juries and angry judges in long black robes. The truth is that most family law conflicts are resolved...
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