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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 …

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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 …

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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? …

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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 …

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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 …

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How should we go about choosing a mediator for estate disputes in Pennsylvania?

By: David M. Frees III & Steve Lagoy When you are choosing a mediator in Pennsylvania, be sure to retain the services of one who specializes in whatever the focus of your dispute is, be it trust, estate, or family business. It’s preferable to choose a mediator who is both a proven expert …

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How long does estate, trust and family business mediation take in Pennsylvania?

By: David M. Frees III & Steve Lagoy Some mediation cases may take a half day or, at maximum, a full day of mediation, but estate, trust, and family business mediation processes can be substantially more complex and require several full days of mediation services before a mutually agreeable conclusion can be reached. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Why do family businesses often use mediator services when they have disagreements or legal disputes in Pennsylvania?

By: David M. Frees III & Steve Lagoy Pennsylvania estate disputes can cause significant fallout in a family business and some disputes are rooted in such a way that they lend themselves toward formal litigation. Litigation, of course, can drain assets and resources from the business and involved parties and, in many cases, …

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