MEDIATION THAT WORKS

November 21, 2012 § 2 Comments

Thanks to Lydia Quarles for providing the thoughtful series over the past week focusing on successful mediation in domestic cases.

My hope is that you will take Lydia’s insights and use them as a springboard to explore ways to maximize success with mediation in domestic litigation.

There is no issue that can not be resolved by agreement if there are imaginative lawyers advising clients who come to the process with good will and flexibility. We older lawyers are familiar with the maxim that “child custody is the one issue that can not be settled,” but with joint custody and increasingly liberal visitation, coupled with ever-greater mobility, even that issue can be mediated successfully. There is no reason why equitable distribution, alimony, child support, visitation, and even attorney’s fees can not be dealt with the same way.

Next month we’ll take another look at mediation with practical tips from attorney Donald C. Dornan of Biloxi.

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  • Jim Davidson says:

    Larry-Thanks for this series. Lydia is a long time friend of mine and is very capable. I was a mediator in private practice and have no doubts that it should be used more and is beneficial to all parties and their attorneys. I hope to employ it more in our district. Jim Davidson

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