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The Law Is a Baseline and Nothing More

Commented Jun 11, 2013 at 22:23:04 in Divorce

“In our constitutional democracy, individual rights and freedoms trump state intrusion and control unless we 'cross the line'. The state, through it's laws and courts, enforce a standard that we all should [and do] consider a low bar. And the courts should really, truly be courts of last resort, not first, in resolving our conflicts. Great article, Mark Baer.”

hp blogger Mark Baer on Jun 12, 2013 at 00:18:00

“Thank you, Bart. As you know, I said the same thing in the Keynote Speech I delivered at The Divorce Expo in Detroit, Michigan on March 23, 2012 (

Unfortunately, for many reasons, some of which I have written about in the past, people have long been using litigation and the courts and a means of first resort for resolving conflicts. A significant reason is because you can only teach what you know and give what you have. Who do people turn to when they have disputes? Lawyers. What do lawyers know? Litigation! Cause and effect! As if that weren't bad enough, as I mentioned in a prior article, the legal community has turned mediation into an "alternative form of litigation." (

Wonders never cease!!!!!”
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The Personality and Philosophy of Attorneys Impact the Results

Commented May 10, 2013 at 15:01:37 in Divorce

“This may also be the only area of law where fear based decision making is considered the acceptable standard. Most people, in fear and crisis, don't think through the long term implications of their choices of both attorney and legal process and more than a few family law attorneys are okay with that. Great article, Mark. And congratulations on your maiden HP voyage!”

hp blogger Mark Baer on May 12, 2013 at 11:38:31

“Thank you so much, Bart.”