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“Advantages of Mediation In Family Law”

“Advantages of Mediation In Family Law” There are limits to mediation in family law and some factual disputes which simple need to go through a trial, but if you are able to mediate your issues and come to an agreement, there are some significant advantages. Here are a few of them: 1. Schedules that actually work. If you force a judge to set your visitation schedule, it is not going to be...

“Dealing With Narcissistic Personalities In Family Law”

“Dealing With Narcissistic Personalities In Family Law” Over the course of my career, family law has introduced me to some individuals that I might never have met otherwise: true narcissists. There are some people who simply are not capable of seeing the other side of issues, acting with true empathy, or acting in the best interests of their children instead of in their own best interests. These...

“What Happens When Our Visitation Schedule Gets Mixed Up?”

“What Happens When Our Visitation Schedule Gets Mixed Up?” Judges encourage parties to make agreements between themselves to alter visitation as needed. Although they caution to always put this in writing, many people do not do so. So what happens when the parties have been doing something that is somewhat or totally different from what is down on paper? First, you need to be aware that if you...