Delaware Clergy Abuse Cases To Be Sumitted to Mediation

By: Stephen P. Lagoy Facing 131 lawsuits filed by alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse, the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware filed for bankruptcy in October 2009.  In a breaking development that signals a desire by both sides to resolve the disputes quickly, the Diocese and abuse victims are reported to have agreed to submit […]

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Video Report on Mediation of Will, Estate Contests To Save Money and Time

Mediation can save time, expenses, legal fees and costs while helping to
limit the damage done to family relationships through estate disputes.

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What is the cost of estate mediation in Pennsylvania?

By: David M. Frees III & Steve Lagoy The cost of estate mediation depends on the dispute resolution needs that you and your particular situation require, but most Pennsylvania mediator services make several fee arrangements available to their clients, such as paying by the hour or paying a flat fee for a half day or […]

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Pennsylvania officials seek mediation of Penn State University/NCAA dispute

Author: Stephen P. Lagoy Pennsylvania Senator Jake Corman and State Treasurer Rob McCord have asked Commonwealth Court to order mediation of their lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, in the hope of determining the use of Penn State University sanction funds as soon as possible. Their request was filed with the court came after […]

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Government Confiscates A Pennsylvania Family’s $80 Million Dollar Inheritance

Can the government confiscate a family inheritance of $80 million dollars?

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Video Reports On How To Use Mediation in Family Trust and Estate and Business Disputes

Mediator and Mediation trainer David Frees, JD discusses how and why
families should consider mediation rather than litigation of trust, estate, and family business disputes

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Chester County Mediator Explains Purpose of Caucus

By: Steve Lagoy During  a mediation, open discussions between both sides and the mediator are important elements of this process. But not all discussions happen with all parties present. Sometimes the most productive parts of mediation occur in private talks that are kept confidential by the mediator. After the mediator has gathered information in the […]

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Pennsylvania Mediator Explains the Mediation Process

By: Steve Lagoy If you are trying to resolve a legal dispute and negotiations have failed, you may need to turn to mediation as a solution. Unlike a judge or arbitrator who decides the winner and the loser in any given case, a mediator’s job is to help both parties reach a mutually beneficial resolution. […]

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Pennsylvania Mediator Discusses Whether Mediation is the Right Choice

By: Steve Lagoy Determining whether mediation is the right step in your estate, will or trust dispute can be confusing. Some people will automatically assume that court is the only answer. However, that isn’t always the case. You can ask yourself a few basic questions to see if mediation is right for you: Are you […]

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West Chester Mediator Explains Mediation Basics

By: Steve Lagoy There are several advantages of mediation over traditional litigation in order to settle legal disputes. To find out whether mediation is the right approach for your case or to learn more about mediation basics, consult your attorney, and to hire a mediator, contact a Pennsylvania mediator. What is Mediation? Simply put, mediation […]

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Tips for a Successful Mediation

By: David M. Frees III & Steve Lagoy Once you have been acquainted with the basics of mediation, you can help to facilitate a settlement by applying some simple principles to the negotiation process. Although the mediator’s job is to guide the discussion and help formulate unique resolutions based on each person’s needs, as a […]

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Pennsylvania Mediators Dispel 5 Mediation Myths

By: David M. Frees III & Steve Lagoy You may have decided that mediation is a better option than litigation for your dispute in Pennsylvania. While that may be true, it’s important to know some of the myths surrounding this process. The first myth is that mediation is always the best option to try first. […]

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Who uses mediation to solve a will dispute in Pennsylvania?

By: David M. Frees III & Steve Lagoy A benefit of mediation is that control of the resolution remains in the hands of the conflicting parties. Since mediators can only offer neutral suggestions based on the facts provided, and because those suggestions are non-binding, parties can opt whether or not to implement those recommendations. The […]

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