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Equitable Distribution in Virginia…Step #1…What’s “Marital” Property?
4/14/2014 10:46:20 AM
Description: In a prior post (Financial Documents to Collect…), we provided a pretty complete list of the kinds of documents you will want to collect prior to meeting with counsel or prior to your first mediation session. This should give you a great view


Detroit Creditors Criticize Mediator for Public Endorsement of Mediation Deal
1/6/2014 4:50:15 PM
Description:   As the city of Detroit struggles through the largest public bankruptcy in the history of the United States, some of its creditors are publicly unhappy with the Federal Judge appointed as Mediator in the situation.  At issue are public


Arizona Judge Proposes Mediation as Debt Collection Solution
12/6/2013 9:53:01 AM
Description:   The holidays mean many things to many people, but all too often in the modern day, they mean the acquisition of unsustainable debts by consumers seeking to fill shopping lists and take advantage of so-called “Black Friday” deals


Detroit’s Bankruptcy Mediation to be Held in Courtroom Estimated to be Worth $1 Million
9/18/2013 9:45:41 PM
Description:   It’s ironic enough that Detroit, one of the original pillars of American wealth and ingenuity, is now filing bankruptcy.  To further the irony, the bankruptcy mediation hearings will be taking place in a Detroit courtroom that has


San Bernardino Will Create Bankruptcy Plan with the Help of its Residents
9/9/2013 10:46:34 PM
Description:   The San Bernardino bankruptcy that is in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will now be guided by a mediator whose purpose is to streamline the process and guide the city through a predetermined plan to successfully restructure its debt under the


Mediation Begins For Detroit Bankruptcy Dispute
8/29/2013 12:32:11 PM
Description: A six-member team of mediators will review the Detroit bankruptcy case with the goal being to sort out disputes between the city and the many creditors.  The Detroit bankruptcy case is the biggest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history at


WILL I LOSE MY 401(K) IF I DIVORCE MY SPOUSE?
5/7/2013 5:38:07 PM
Description:   By Carol Jean Romine               “Will I lose my 401(k) if I divorce my spouse?”  This is the most common question divorce lawyers hear once the child-related


Minnesota Legislature Votes On Extension of Farmer-Lender Mediation Program
4/23/2013 9:21:41 PM
Description:   Legislation calling for an extension of Minnesota’s farmer-lender mediation program, known as HF 251 and written by Rep. Jeanne Poppe, has passed the House and will now go to the Senate before being enacted into law.  Formerly set


You want a prenup?? Why?? Don’t you trust me?
3/7/2013 7:56:10 AM
Description:      If my partner is asking for a prenup, does it mean that he/she is not committed to the marriage and already has divorce in mind before we even get married? That was my initial reaction when my soon-to-be husband brought up


Extension of Farmer-Lender Mediation Act Passed by House
2/20/2013 12:54:14 PM
Description:   This past Thursday, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted 124-5 for a four-year extension of The Farmer-Lender Mediation Act, a state law that was created to assist farmers who hit particularly difficult times financially due to