Category: Collaborative Law

  • What Happens If Mediation Fails?

    What Happens If Mediation Fails?

    Mediation can be a cost-effective, less adversarial route to resolving disputes.  But what happens if mediation fails? Understanding the potential outcomes and next steps is crucial for effectively managing the situation. Let’s delve into what you should anticipate and how to proceed following an unsuccessful mediation session. This article prepares you for possible alternatives, like…

  • Mediation Confidentiality in California

    Mediation Confidentiality in California

    When discussing mediation confidentiality in California, it’s essential to understand the specific provisions laid out in Sections 1115-1128 of the California Evidence Code. These statutes are foundational in safeguarding the privacy of communications between parties involved in mediation. They encourage open and frank discussions which are crucial for the success of the mediation process. This…

  • Choosing Your Path: The Differences Between Mediation, Collaboration, and Litigation in Family Law

    Choosing Your Path: The Differences Between Mediation, Collaboration, and Litigation in Family Law

    When navigating the complex waters of family law, custody battles, and divorce, understanding the pathways available to you is critical. Each method – mediation, collaboration, and traditional court litigation – offers distinct approaches and outcomes. Recognizing the difference between mediation and collaboration, as well as their respective advantages and disadvantages compared to going to court,…

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