How to Prepare for Real Estate Mediation

A mediator working with a landlord and tenant to resolve a real estate dispute with mediation

Whether you’re struggling with boundary disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, co-owner disputes, or something else, the real estate mediation world is full of challenges — and they can often get nasty. Real estate mediation is an essential piece of the puzzle for navigating these problems, but it’s crucial to have the right approach. Here’s how to prepare.…

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The Benefits of Mediation for Small Businesses

Small business owners experiencing the benefits of mediation

In an ideal world, businesses would always run along smoothly with no legal disputes. Unfortunately, there’s a reasonable chance that you’re going to run into some kind of conflict along the way, whether it’s related to contracts, business partners, employees, or just about anything else. Fortunately, going to court isn’t the only way to resolve…

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7 Ways to Help Your Child’s Mental Health During a Divorce

Protect your child’s mental health during a divorce

Parents who choose to divorce have concluded that this is best for the family.  The marital relationship may be damaging not only to the parents but also to the children.  However, even in the best circumstances, divorce may be challenging for the children. While it is important to consider everyone’s mental health during a divorce,…

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What Is Collaborative Law?

A group of lawyers, clients, and professionals work together in the collaborative law process

Most clients come to a lawyer expecting to battle out their issue in court. While litigation is an option, it isn’t always the best way to find solutions. Many lawyers now offer other professional services that include mediation and collaborative law. Both of these options offer a different way to come to an agreement, and…

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How to Create a Long-Distance Parenting Plan

A young girl travels alone by plane to visit a parent

Walking through a divorce is a challenging process for everyone involved. Add children into the mix, and a divorce can become even harder. Using mediation services throughout the divorce process can help make the overall process easier for the whole family.  Creating a parenting plan is part of the mediation process in a divorce and…

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5 Benefits of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act

Collaborative Law Book On A Desk

While using a collaborative approach to dispute resolution has gained popularity in the past few years, the collaborative law process has been around for a few decades. The recent passage of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA) in Virginia has many benefits for both lawyers and clients. The regulation of this type of alternative dispute…

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Divorce, Clergy, and the Collaborative Process

The Collaborative Process and Clerical Concerns

As collaborative professionals, we recognize that members of the clergy are a significant segment of society often called upon by, and indirectly involved with divorcing parties and their families. In an effort to inform and educate clergy, the authors assembled an article to inform both the clergy and their members about the collaborative divorce process.…

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