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3 Types of Alternative Dispute Resolution

By |2016-10-30T04:34:48+00:00May 29th, 2014|Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Family Law|

Alternative Dispute Resolution Alternative dispute resolution means other ways of reaching an agreement in a case besides going to trial.  There are formal and informal means of alternative dispute resolution. Informal Negotiations - Informal negotiation can happen directly between you and the opposing party in your case.  It can happen many ways.  You can have [...]

The Truth about Mediation

By |2016-10-30T04:34:59+00:00February 18th, 2014|Divorce, Jill O'Connell, Mediation|

Mediation Myths and the Truth Behind Them Mediation is a negotiated settlement conference with an independent person, the mediator, assisting the negotiations between the spouses.  The mediator is trained to assist the negotiation toward resolution of the divorce. From a mediator’s perspective, mediation seems to be easily misunderstood and a personal perspective can create a [...]

Legal Resolutions

By |2016-10-30T04:35:03+00:00January 8th, 2014|Blog, Divorce, Family Law|

Legal Resolutions 2014 What’s your plan for 2014? We have all thought about, read articles, posts and tweets about and possibly made resolutions for the New Year for our personal life.  For our professional lives and businesses we review and make business plans for the New Year right now.    What are you thinking about?  Do [...]

Do I have to go to Court? – 3 Ways to Settle Your Case

By |2016-10-30T04:35:13+00:00May 1st, 2013|Collaborative Law, Divorce, Divorce In the Media, Jill O'Connell, Mediation|

3 Ways to Settle Your Case In light of the recent news that Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have finally reached a settlement in their divorce proceeding, we decided it was a good time to look at 3 ways to settle your case, without having to go to trial. Informal (“Kitchen Table”) Settlement Agreements – [...]

Tip of the Week – Consider what is best for You

By |2012-08-24T15:41:06+00:00August 24th, 2012|Divorce|

Tip of the Week:  Consider all the methods for getting divorced, not just one.  Different times or issues in your case may require a new method that you hadn’t considered before.   Did you know that mediation can be used in collaborative law cases for a difficult issue?  And, there are times when traditional litigation is [...]