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How Mediation Can Save Family Wealth and Family Relationships in Pa.

By: David M. Frees III, JD Estate and Trust Dispute Mediation Estate disputes occur when the heirs of a decedent cannot agree on the division of property or assets of the decedent’s estate, either because no will was left, because the will did not incorporate or cover all assets or property being disputed, or because …

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Selecting the Mediator

By: Donald C. Turner The success of a mediation often depends on the mediator and his or her ability to bring the parties together and help them bridge the gap between their different positions. When selecting a mediator the parties should consider, among other things, the mediator’s style, the mediator’s subject matter expertise, and …

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The Right Time to Mediate

By: Donald C. Turner One of the keys to a successful mediation is knowing when it is time to mediate. Starting a mediation prematurely is unlikely to lead to a resolution and often makes the parties disinclined to try mediation at a later point when it might very well be successful. So what is …

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Mediating Family Estate and Inheritance Disputes

What happens if you and your brother or sister inherit property together? Do you work well with your brother or sister? Find out how to mediate costly will and inheritance disputes by reading our article Mediation of Will and Inheritance Disputes. Mediation is a great tool to resolve estate or real estate matters involving …

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Mediation May Be Key to Saving the 2011 NFL Season

With the future of a $9 billion revenue stream at state, NFL owners and players have turned to mediation for help in finding common ground.  Representatives of the two sides met with Mediator George Cohen for 8 hours on March 1 at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in Washington, D.C.  After 9 months of …

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Ohio Foreclosure Mediation Programs Are Successful

In the face of the rising tide of mortgage foreclosures, mediation programs in three Ohio counties are having very positive results. Foreclosure mediation initiatives in Warren, Greene and Montgomery Counties differ in the processes by which services are provided.

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Exactly How Confidential Is The Mediation Process?

By: Nancy Glidden Pennsylvania’s Mediation Statute protects from the discovery process, communications occurring during mediation, and also documents that are created during mediation.  A few limited exceptions to confidentiality are identified in the Statute, which exceptions apply in circumstances where there are: Later legal proceedings to enforce a mediation agreement Felonious threats of bodily …

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When Plea Bargaining Doesn’t Get The Job Done — Murder Mediation 

By: Stephen P. Lagoy A judge in Bonner County, Idaho has appointed a mediator to attempt to resolve a first-degree murder case.  Unbelievable?  The judge’s action was in response to a joint motion made by the County Prosecutor and the defendant’s attorney.  The mediator will be paid with public funds.  The case involves …

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Why is Mediation Helpful to Businesses?

Watch attorney Steve Lagoy, a professionally trained mediator, as he explains some of the benefits to business of the mediation process. Why is mediation helpful? Mediation is both cost efficient and a time saver for all the parties involved in a dispute. With both parties setting the terms of the mediation as opposed …

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What Makes a Good Mediator?

Watch Attorney Stephen Lagoy as he explains the qualities of a good mediator. What are the qualities of a good mediator? A good mediator listens intently, understands human nature, and withholds evaluative judgment. A good mediator lets the mediation process unfold. A good mediator is patient. For more information on how mediation can …

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