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Spousal Support — Some Virginia Basics
4/21/2014 3:13:25 PM
Description: In prior articles, we’ve talked about “Equitable Distribution” of “Marital Property” in Virginia (see “Equitable Distribution--What’s ‘Marital’?” and “Equitable


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


Child Support — Some Virginia Basics
4/9/2014 4:06:29 PM
Description: In Virginia, every parent is responsible for the financial well-being of each of that parent’s children until each child reach the age of 18 or, if the child is still in high school, until the child graduates from high school or turns 19.


Retreats = Vacations with a Purpose
4/1/2014 1:20:26 PM
Description: Spring and Summer Retreats Designed with You in Mind   Couples Retreats Susan Lager, a fabulous couples therapist, and I are offering retreats in May and June that will help you to rediscover the good


DIVORCE MEDIATION IN MASSACHUSETTS WHAT IS IT AND WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE?
3/17/2014 12:24:11 PM
Description: Written by Barbara Kellman First Published by PCFINE CONNECTION VOL. 3, NO. 1 SPRING 2014 Psychoanalytic Couples & Family Institute of New


Comic Book Classroom and Charlie La Greca Agree to Mediation
2/25/2014 12:13:59 PM
Description: Charlie La Greca, founder of Denver Comic Con, and the convention non-profit parent company, Comic Book Classroom, announced that they will seek mediation to resolve an ongoing dispute surrounding La Greca’s ouster from the Denver Comic


Mediators Brought in To Assist With Justice Proceedings
2/17/2014 5:24:28 PM
Description: More judges around the country are seeing the benefits provided by using mediation as an alternative to litigation.  Parties have the option to enter in voluntary mediation at any point, but some judges are using mediation as a pre-emptive way


Slashed Legal Aid Budget in U.K. Results in Fewer Mediations, Clogged Court Dockets
1/15/2014 2:06:44 PM
Description: Recent budget challenges in the United Kingdom have resulted in severe budget cutbacks for legal aid for separating and divorcing couples.  The cuts to legal aid have resulted directly in a reduction of separating couples engaging in mediation,


The Many Faces of Mediation: Elder Parents & Adult Siblings
1/8/2014 4:24:34 PM
Description: By Susan Ingram on December 18, 2013 While most people have heard of divorce mediation, far fewer are aware that mediation can also be extremely helpful in discussing difficult issues that arise with respect to elder parents and their adult


FDIC and Plaintiffs Involved in Failure of First Piedmont Bank Agree to Mediation
1/6/2014 4:51:35 PM
Description:   When the First Piedmont Bank in Georgia failed, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation sued the officers and directors of the bank, alleging that nine loans made by the bank lacked due diligence and that this amounted to gross negligence