14 Search Results for "alternate dispute resolution"

December 1, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Family Court Mediation Streamlined – Some Ideas

...tives such as conflict counseling, or a family or pastor volunteer, as an “alternate dispute resolution mechanism”. 8. Parenting plans will be expected to have an alternate dispute resolution mechanism, usually mediation. 9. There will be no pre-mediation screening, except litigants will be required to fill out a “mediation intake form” for the courts to review prior to the hearing. 10. The Supreme Court of Appeals expects mediation to occur in mo...

November 18, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Mediation Food for Thought

...tives such as conflict counseling, or a family or pastor volunteer, as an “alternate dispute resolution mechanism”. 8. Parenting plans will be expected to have an alternate dispute resolution mechanism, usually mediation. 9. There will be no pre-mediation screening, except litigants will be required to fill out a “mediation intake form” for the courts to review prior to the hearing. 10. The Supreme Court of Appeals expects mediation to occur in mo...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

FAQ

...resented hundreds of people in successful mediation. What is Mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution Anyway? Mediation is part of a subject known as “alternate dispute resolution”; you probably have heard of arbitration, especially in professional sports and labor disputes. Arbitration is something “big business” and “big insurance” tries to foist on the public by requiring it in all sorts of “form contracts”. The goal often is to take away you...

October 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Divorce 101 Handout (October 5, 2011)

...ation is covered extensively in my blog. It is a “non-adversarial form of “alternate dispute resolution”. The mediator has received formal training, and must have extensive experience. 11. A temporary order is just what it implies. The court issues an order on temporary custody, child support, alimony, possession of the family residence, possession of property such as a car, a constructive trust of the marital property, or a restraining order. It...

January 27, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Mediation: Slipping Away?

...“Perspectives of a Small Town Lawyer” has a large section on mediation and alternate dispute resolution. As I wrote those articles, I was optimistic that mediation was spreading around the state, and would be adopted as a nearly mandatory practice. I no longer see it that way. I requested a family law committed be formed,, and the Chair of the “WV State Bar Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee” established, a committee (actually a subcommittee o...

April 29, 2020 at 5:41 pm

A ROADMAP TO BURTON HUNTER’S IDEAS AND “WISDOM”

...Blog Search for “Mediation”: https://tinyurl.com/ybas2qnp Blog Search for “Alternate Dispute Resolution”: https://tinyurl.com/y7d3s36y Blog Search for “Negotiation”: https://tinyurl.com/y7rqco8l Blog Search for “Unbundled Legal Services”: https://tinyurl.com/y8y5cz6b Blog Search for “Ghost-writing or Legal Coaching”: https://tinyurl.com/ya7eu8l3 Blog Search for “Religion, Religiosity, and Philosophy”: https://tinyurl.com/yacmbx6x Blog Search for “...

July 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm

A Totally Unenforceable Marriage Contract

...ise commit, and will be bound, to retain competent counsel, experienced in alternate dispute resolution, to avoid acts of domestic violence, threats or coercion, to place their children first, not to expose the children to any “significant other”, not to place the children in the middle of controversies, not to communicate through children, not to act around the children in a manner contrary to their welfare, and never, never permit the parties’ f...

February 23, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Publishing my Kindle Books

...“catchy title. b. My articles on civil and family mediation, also called “alternate dispute resolution. c. My articles on office management, technology, collegiality, and ethical behavior. d. My articles on my family law practice, which of necessity will have some repetitive material on mediation because it is at the heart of my family law practice. e. My views on politics, science, philosophy and religion. What? What does a small town lawyer kno...

February 14, 2016 at 9:53 pm

The Maze of WV Child Custody Issues – Just Dropping Crumbs Won’t Get You Out

...especially Legal Aid lawyers, to minimize the Court’s requirement for “an alternate dispute resolution mechanism”, i.e., mediation. One judge told me that mediation is “only an option; not a requirement”, even when the final court order says “shall”. And some well-intentioned lawyers told me that requiring mediation “..deprives a party of access to the courts.” ! Which, of course, it does not. Finally; a friend and colleague recently left the pra...

February 27, 2017 at 10:04 pm

A Summing Up of Eight Years’ of Blogging

...ad insurance issues, bad faith, “deliberate intent” industrial injury law, alternate dispute resolution, e.g. mediation, arbitration, ethics, civil disputes and litigation, religion, politics, philosophy, and history. If I could wave a magic wand, I would edit out 25%-30% of 1300 pages. I would ease up on the lecturing tone and the appearance of condescension. Am I ashamed of my writing? No! I can delete any article I want to, and I have not delet...