Tag: Mediation

New Legislation Forces Attorneys to Advise Mediation

New Legislation Forces Attorneys to Advise Mediation

Countries all over the world are realising that mediation is a much better solution for divorce than litigation. Ireland is the latest to add their new legislation, obliging attorneys to suggest mediation to their clients before opting for litigation. . In order to cut legal costs and speed up the process of dispute resolution, the […]

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Naked Divorce South Africa 7 March 2017

Naked Divorce South Africa 7 March 2017

FREE Divorce Webinar with Adele Theron More than 1350 participants with a 97% success rate to date Register In this special launch webinar you will learn: Why divorce is such a difficult trauma to heal from What steps to take for healing What you can do in the next 30 days to get over your divorce […]

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Angelina & Brad Disgrace Wedding Vows

Angelina & Brad Disgrace Wedding Vows

Why we have to keep our promises, especially when we get divorced. We don’t know exactly what Angie and Brad promised each other on their wedding day, but from the tabloids we do know that their children helped to write their vows and one of them was “to say sorry, whenever they had a fight”. […]

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Divorce: The War Stops Here

Divorce: The War Stops Here

. How can anyone with first-hand experience of this dreadful tragedy, advise others to engage in a legal war to divorce? . . In her blog about divorce, Morgan Deane advises the readers of her Greengirlsguide as follows: “Peace? Hah! Now the War begins for real, so you’d better equip yourself with some balls and […]

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Is Media Fueling the Divorce War?

Is Media Fueling the Divorce War?

. . News24 HOT TOPICS today: “Morgan Deane talks divorce: Now the war begins for real” . Divorce is an extremely sensitive family matter, notorious for its devastating effects on spouses, their children, their extended families, friends, colleagues and even new partners. The destruction is more often than not caused by the acrimonious litigation extended […]

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Who needs an Attorney, if 90% of Divorces Settle Out of Court?

Who needs an Attorney, if 90% of Divorces Settle Out of Court?

It’s time for a NEW Strategy! When people decide to get divorced, what is the first thing they do? They consult an attorney at a considerable fee who proceeds with issuing summons to the other party. This legal document accuses their spouse of some or other wrong-doing and literally threaten them to incur even more […]

4th February 2017 | By More
How to Mediate with a Reluctant Party

How to Mediate with a Reluctant Party

Mediation should be your first option so that you preserve your relationship going forward, but what are you to do when the other person does not want to enter into the process? Many people are reluctant to engage in mediation for various reasons, the most common of which is the lack of understanding of the […]

24th October 2016 | By More
How to Choose a Family Mediator

How to Choose a Family Mediator

A mediator is someone who is neutral, unbiased and non-judgmental to your problems when they facilitate the issues between you and your family or just you and your spouse.     This third person, should be able to communicate without forcing their own opinions and solutions to your problems nor should they ask you to […]

29th February 2016 | By More
Did Your Attorney Advise You of Your Duty to Mediate?

Did Your Attorney Advise You of Your Duty to Mediate?

South African case law has changed the way the courts view the start of a divorce process with Acting Judge Brassey in the South Gauteng High Court (Brownlee v Brownlee: 2008/25274) emphasising the duty of parties to attempt to mediate a dispute involving a divorce process and the obligation of their respective attorneys to encourage […]

27th September 2015 | By More
Divorce Mediation Myths

Divorce Mediation Myths

Myth: Mediation allows one spouse to dominate another. Fact: A good mediator pays close attention to the power balance between the spouses and uses specific techniques to address any imbalance. If one spouse persists in dominating behaviour, the mediator will call a stop to the mediation rather than allowing it to continue. One caveat: Even […]

25th August 2015 | By More