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What is Mediation? What Can I Expect?

What is Mediation? How do I know what to expect in mediation.                              While mediation is becoming more common, most people who have not actually participated in a mediation still have no idea what it is.  Mediation is often confused with

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DOMA Overturned. Should You Get Married Now?

The big news of last week was the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor which essentially overturned DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act).  Same sex couples throughout the nation have been celebrating the news.  But what does it

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Is Mediation Less Expensive Than Going To Court?

Is mediation less expensive than going to court?  Yes and No.  And should cost be the determining factor in deciding whether or not to use mediation?  Again, Yes and No. Is Mediation Always Less Expensive? While mediation is often less

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I Need A Mediator: How to Choose A Good Mediator

You and your spouse are getting divorced.  You both agree that you want it to be as amicable as possible or you go to a lawyer who says that you should try to work things out in mediation.   So now

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Do It Yourself Divorce–Is Self Help For Me?

More and more people are opting for the DIY approach or Self Help Divorce in order to avoid both conflict and the huge expense of attorneys.  However, there are some things that you need to keep in mind if you

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