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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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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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When to Use Small Business Mediation in West Chester, Pennsylvania

By: Steve Lagoy Mediation can be a great choice for small businesses looking to resolve a conflict quickly and quietly. Whether it is a dispute or disagreement within the company itself, or an issue with another business government entity, vendor, or client, small business mediation aims to provide an agreeable solution for both parties …

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How Small Business Mediation can Help Your Company in Malvern, Pennsylvania

By: Steve Lagoy When a small business faces conflicts or disputes with employees, clients, vendors or other businesses, they are often difficult to resolve. Small businesses typically lack the legal, public relations and human resources departments necessary to handle a major conflict. When this occurs, many turn to small business mediation, a type …

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Can we use mediation to avoid suing an executor in Pennsylvania?

Mediation can and has been effectively used to avoid suing an executor who breached his or her responsibility to a decedent’s estate in Pennsylvania. You may benefit by discussing the details of your situation with a mediation attorney.

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What to expect from the Mediator

By: Donald C. Turner What should one expect from the mediator?  To start the mediator should provide a mediation agreement that sets forth, at a minimum, the procedures for the mediation, the fees involved, and the confidential nature of the mediation. Once the mediation commences the mediator’s tasks are to (1)create a favorable condition for …

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5 Essential Steps to a Successful Mediation

By: Donald C. Turner Clients often ask what it takes for a mediation to be successful, i.e., result in a final resolution of the dispute between the parties. Based on my experience there are 5 steps which are essential to a successful mediation.  Those 5 steps are: (1) pick the right time to mediate, …

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Willingness to Compromise a Must in Mediation

By: Donald C. Turner A mediation is an exercise in compromise resolution.  In my all years of experience as both a mediator and as counsel to a party to a mediation I have yet to see a mediation where one party achieved everything it had originally demanded and the other party totally capitulated.  Though …

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Settlement Authority is a Prerequisite to a Successful Mediation

By: Donald C. Turner In order to maximize the possibility that a mediation will be successful the mediator needs to assure that all parties come to the mediation with the authority necessary to resolve the dispute. However with institutional parties, such as insurance companies, the representative will often have only limited authority to settle. …

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Set Aside Adequate Time to Mediate

By: Donald C. Turner If a mediation is to result in the final resolution of a dispute the parties need to understand that it may take significant time to achieve such an outcome. This is so because the mediation will first require that time be spent on permitting each party to state its position …

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