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February 2021 Negotiations in Mediations

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4u.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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January 2021 Tips by Fran – New Year Reflections on Zoom Mediations After 2020

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4u.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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Texas

General Overview of Mediations in Texas Texas mediations involve mediators helping parties resolve disputed claims in many various areas of areas. Whether the issues deal with family, probate, insurance, or personal injury, or it’s related to basic civils cases involving contracts or real property, Texas mediators help resolve an infinite […]

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Argentina (Español)

Descripción de las Mediaciones en Argentina Cuáles son los tipos comunes de Mediaciones y quienes son comúnmente las partes? En la República Argentina existe una ley de mediación nacional, así como leyes de mediación provincial, lo que significa que cada provincia tiene su propia ley de mediación. Los tipos más […]

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Poland

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF MEDIATIONS IN POLAND What are common types of Mediations and who are the common parties? Mediation can be done as a mediation outside of court or within the court proceedings. It is enhanced by the legal and judicial system as an effective way to save time and […]

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Polska

JAKIE SĄ KORZYŚCI Z MEDIACJI W POLSCE? Jest ona szybsza, wydajniejsza, bardziej elastyczna i tańsza niż postępowanie sądowe. Nie jest to strata czasu w postępowaniu, gdyż zwykle nie zatrzymuje całego procesu, ale odbywa się pomiędzy rozprawami – pozwalając zakończyć  postępowanie. Sąd zwraca powodowi 75% wpisu w przypadku zawarcia umowy o […]

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December 2020 Tips by Fran – Mediator Communications

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4u.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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2020 Peacebuilding Community Award for Volunteerism

In spring 2020, when covid-19 shut everything down in Southeast Texas, including the ability to host in-person mediations, we went to work helping volunteer mediators at the Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center. Our aim was to help them help their clients work on resolving pending legal disputes in a time […]

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November 2020 Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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Instant Mediations Internet Bar Certificate Seal

October 2020 E-Mediation Certification Course

The InstantMediations Academy is hosting an E-Mediation Certification Course with Daniel Rainey, of Holistic Solutions, Inc., which trains mediators in online mediations that leads to certification by InternetBar.org. While October’s course is fully booked, you can register for November’s course here. Each course lasts 4 weeks, and consists of self-paced […]

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October 2020 Tips by Fran: Domestic Violence in Mediations

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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September 2020 Mediation Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4you.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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August 2020 Mediation Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4you.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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June 2020 Mediation Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4you.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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E-signing Mediation Agreements & Best Practice Tips

This article is being published after the recent integration of the e-signature tool for mediators into InstantMediation.com After successfully negotiating a final settlement agreement between disputing parties, mediators find themselves needing to draft the settlement terms, and most of the time, needing to obtain the parties’ signatures beneath those terms. […]

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Instant Mediator Spotlight: Danielle Comeaux

Danielle Comeaux, a mediator at DANIELLE CLARKE COMEAUX, PC, and early adopter of InstantMediations, agreed to sit down and share her experiences mediating cases online. Danielle hosts multiple online mediations each week during the Coronavirus pandemic, and has become a go-to mediator for getting cases settled. Her insightful and candid […]

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May 2020 Mediation Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4you.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions […]

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DANETTE ROSS WATSON (TEXAS)

Founder and president of Solomon’s Way ADR Services, Danette has practiced in the field of ADR for nearly 25 years. Most recently she founded and serves as the Executive Director of the West Texas Community Mediation Center in Big Spring, Howard County, Texas. Continue reading profile on mediator map…

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Kimberly Barahona

BARAHONA CONSULTING & MEDIATIONSTART MEDIATIONAbout Me: Kimberly Barahona believes in the process of mediation as a powerful tool to assist families, individuals and organizations resolve disputes through facilitated communications. Ms. Barahona approaches each mediation with an open mind. As a neutral third party, she helps clients find solutions that fit [...] Read more

FRAN BROCHSTEIN (TEXAS)

A family law litigation attorney since 1991, Fran Brochstein has helped thousands of parties over the years, both in the courtroom in her days as a staff lawyer with the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, and outside the courtroom as a mediation expert. Continue reading profile on mediator map…

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Dr. Ewa Kosowska-Korniak

Dr. Ewa Kosowska-KorniakSTART MEDIATIONAbout Me: I am passionate about mediation, and indulging in good conversation. I am attentive to other people. My aim is to inspire others to work on themselves and their relationships with the environment. I am a trainer of the psychosocial skills workshop – and have a [...] Read more

Donna Ross

Donna Ross, LL.M., FCIArb, PRISTART MEDIATIONAbout Me: I am an LIV-accredited specialist mediator, arbitrator and commercial lawyer with extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution across several continents. I advise and represent clients in contract and settlement negotiations, teach dispute resolution and negotiation, in addition to serving as a neutral in [...] Read more

Online Mediation in Hague Convention Cases

The Hague Convention on Child Abduction 1980 (full name: Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, concluded in the Hague on 25 October 1980) is an international treaty aiming at prohibiting relocating the children abroad without the other parent consent and if such a relocation already took […]

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Why to Mediate Online in a Family Case

While it is mostly known amongst lawyers and their clients why mediation in general is being recommended, there are some features that make the mediation online in family cases really special. So on top of what is usually given as examples why mediation in family cases is so reputable, namely […]

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Do Mediators Still Need Office Space?

The traditional model of formal alternative dispute resolution required that mediators own or rent office space to meet parties and their legal representatives. In that model, a mediator might use their space containing a conference room and several caucus rooms for small group meetings. They might also rent shared space […]

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