By Michelle Profit “The “Great Transfer”, over 30 trillion dollars in US wealth, is supposed to pass from baby boomers to their heirs in the coming decades, according to a study by the consulting firm Accenture. How contentious this transfer is, will be influenced by the ability of attorneys to draft wills that avoid litigation and…

By Jennifer Wolf “Many parents are vaguely familiar with mediation as a way of resolving child custody cases but aren’t sure what it is or how to initiate it. In short, mediation is a process of resolving legal disputes in which a neutral third party — a professional mediator — helps parents discuss issues and reach an…

By Ian Szlazak, Resolution House “There are many definitions of the mediation process. Perhaps one of the most accurate, certainly the simplest, is that it is “assisted negotiations”. Recognizing that this definition does not provide new participants with much guidance on what to expect and how to prepare for mediation, please consider the following guiding principles,…

By Sylvan Lane, The Hill “Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika said Monday his agency wouldn’t formally seek the repeal of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) forced arbitration rule, citing a lack of time to analyze its impact. Noreika, temporary head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), said the OCC…

by Matthew Rushton “Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has a critical role to play for in-house counsel seeking to do more with less, but it remains something of a novelty as compared to the centuries-long tradition of courtroom litigation. While there were many international arbitrations in the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century, they tended…

By DANA RIMINGTON, Standard-Examiner Correspondent “When there is a dispute involving divorce or family matters, labor management or public issues, most people turn to the courts to help solve their problems. However, the use of mediation is increasing in popularity. Local religious leaders met recently to learn about what mediation entailed and how it can help…

By Jean Murray “You may see in the news that a conflict is being “taken to mediation.” For example, in a 2016 conflict between the National Parks Service and concessionaire Delaware North over naming rights at Yosemite National Park, the parties “have agreed to a mediation session.” So what does that mean? What is Mediation?  Mediation is…

By Divorce Magazine “In few other areas of law do the parties to a lawsuit share an intimate a knowledge of each other as do those in a divorce case. In addition, in few other areas of law will the parties have an ongoing relationship with each other after the lawsuit is completed. In a car…

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