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How to Use Deadlock Arbitration

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DivorcingOptions.com Part Two Making the decision to arbitrate: Deadlock Arbitration can be used to resolve deadlock arising out of the Collaborative or Mediation process. After deadlock, attorneys discuss arbitration with their clients. Pro se litigants discuss arbitration between themselves. If all agree, an Arbitration Agreement is executed. The basic arbitration […]

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Why Confidential Deadlock Arbitration?

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. DivorcingOptions.com Part One What is Deadlock Arbitration? Deadlock Arbitration is a private confidential process that avoids the need to “change over” to public court litigation when divorce mediation or Collaborative Divorce reaches a total breakdown. What causes deadlock? Deadlock results from a party refusing to move from a position. For […]

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3 Things that Mediation is NOT

by Justin L. Kelsey, Esq. Kelsey & Trask, P.C. 3 Things that Mediation is NOT Mediation has become a popular alternative to court proceedings, with mediators resolving disputes of all kinds ranging from private family matters to the very public NFL lockout. But there is still a significant amount of confusion about what is mediation […]

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Mediation or Arbitration?

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. Divorce Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – Mediation or Arbitration? The two most common divorce alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures are mediation and divorce arbitration. While each is an effective alternative, each serves a different purpose and each has its own format. Divorce mediation is a form of dispute negotiation between […]

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Mediation: A Process for Empowerment of Both Parties

By Dr. Lynne Halem, Center for Mediation and Dispute Resolution Mediation has long been identified as a process which promotes the self-actualization or the empowerment of the individual participants. But what does empowerment mean? Clearly it would not be a “good” outcome for mediation to encourage individuals to learn to be aggressive or confrontational or […]

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Divorce Mediation: Cost Saving Process

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation & Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA Daily we are bombarded with articles in the print media, blogs on the internet, and radio and television stories reporting the decline in divorce rates. The reason, all the media pronounce, is a byproduct of the bad economy. As the […]

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Choosing a Divorce Mediator

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation & Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA Two years of marital counseling has come to a crashing halt with the decision to divorce. Your therapist, you and your spouse agree that the differences between you are too great. As much as you both wish things could be […]

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Mediation – Is It Right For You?

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation & Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA Individuals considering divorce mediation frequently want to know whether or not they are appropriate mediation candidates. My husband is self-employed. My wife inherited money and property last year. My husband is very secretive. My wife keeps threatening to get even […]

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