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Entries by Mark Baer from 07/2013

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

| Posted 07.01.2013 | Divorce

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

Divorce and the Grieving Process

| Posted 07.08.2013 | Divorce

Conflict is reduced by appropriately addressing the grief and loss from the very beginning. Doesn't it therefore make sense that lawyers involved in the field of family law should have a better understanding of grief and loss?

Do Feelings Matter in Mediation?

| Posted 07.17.2013 | Divorce

While litigation and the court process may not address feelings and emotions, such things are dealt with in collaborative law and certain mediation models.

Lessons I Learned from My Parents: Part I

| Posted 07.23.2013 | Divorce

Unfortunately for my mother, her parents refused to allow her to call off her engagement to my father because they did not want to suffer the embarrassment it would cause them. My parents' marriage was miserable from the outset, even though they remained married for over 20 years.

When the Law Is Involved, Do Notions Of Fairness Matter?

| Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce

When attorneys, mediators and others are involved in the process, their concepts of fairness may well differ from those of one or both of the parties and from those of the other professionals involved.