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Artificial Husband

I have an old friend, a former client with whom I’ve now been close for going on 30 years. She and I visit each other probably once a month. I handled her divorce, negotiating the details of her marital settlement agreement with her then-husband.

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Silver Dating?

People live longer today than they ever have in history, women longer than men, of course. Both of my own grandparents lived well into their 90s; Dad died only recently at 94. Furthermore, all three of my loved ones were cognizant.

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Are You Are REALLY Ready – Tips

All couples have their ups and downs, and many storms can be weathered with love and dedication to their marital commitment. Many of us (my husband of 26 years and I included) have tried (or should resort to) marriage counseling to get us back on track.

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Family Law Mediation

Mediation is a viable alternative to an expensive courtroom divorce. There are some things you should know and understand when choosing this process. The most important thing is to understand all your options and how these options can play out with the best result for you and your family.

Mediation: An Introduction

Get the facts and details on how mediation can best serve you should you be considering divorce. In this short video, Joryn Jenkins explains the basics of family mediation and what you can expect. There are an additional four videos about mediation at the bottom of this page.

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Family Mediation is it Right for You?

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that does not involve the courts. It is a dynamic, structured, interactive process wherein a neutral third-party assists disputing clients to resolve their disputes through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques.

The attorneys at Open Palm can either act as the family law mediator for both you and your spouse or represent you, individually, as your attorney during your mediation sessions with your spouse or significant other. As trained mediators, we are skilled in the art of negotiation, which benefits clients in whatever capacity we serve.

Mediation may be initiated by the parties or it may be compelled by legislation, the courts, or the terms of a contract. Private sessions are confidential. If the parties reach an agreement, the mediator or a party’s attorney will draft the agreement for the clients’ signatures. The process is typically less formal than litigation and gives the parties more control of their process and the outcome. The mediator has no power to render a resolution to the conflict; instead, with the mediator’s help, the parties fashion the solution as the mediator moves them through the process. Mediation can be beneficial because it is less costly and timely than litigation, and it is successful nine times out of ten.

Family Mediation Part 2

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Family Mediation Part 3

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Family Mediation Part 4

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Family Mediation Part 5

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