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Understanding the Differences Between Litigation and Mediation in the Divorce Process

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Hi there, As I meander around the Internet reading tweets and posts about divorce, I realize there is a great misunderstanding on the differences between litigated divorces and mediated divorces.   Most divorces are resolved by negotiation of one kind or another; in fact, very few divorces go to trial.  Mediation is simply a form of negotiation.  It… Continue Reading

Mediation

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Hi there,   In my last post I mentioned the Family Service Office of the Probate Court.  That is the department which is tasked with getting litigants to settle their cases. Most cases do settle, which is a good thing as the system would otherwise be totally overwhelmed. It is also a good thing for… Continue Reading