Inspiration for Creative Divorce Larry Gaughan asked us to talk about what we thought it means to have a “creative divorce.” It was a great question, and after lots of thought, we created a short video for his website. What is a Creative Divorce In short, we believe divorce shouldn’t be a battle to win […]
Some months ago, we were contacted by “Equitable Mediation,” a mediation group with offices in New Jersey and Illinois. They asked us for tips that would help their potential clients prepare for “peaceful divorce” mediation. When we finished with our three suggestions, we realized that if we’re sharing them with New Jersey and Illinois mediation […]
For many years, Resolution Point has provided various presentations for The Women’s Center located in Vienna, Virginia. Starting this October 4 at 6:30pm, we will be presenting a 3-hour class on divorce finances titled: Navigating Your Future Finances During Divorce. Class Description This class will explore creative solutions to help you protect your economic future […]
Marriage is Marriage, Period. As an additional resource for Resolution Point blog readers, we’ve identified some articles published in the American Bar Association Section of Family Law’s Family Advocate. We thought a relatively recent article about same-sex marriages might be interesting history. We have other articles that may be worth including, but please let us […]
A Spoonful of Sugar Helps… Tonight (September 26, 2016) is the first Presidential debate between the two major political party candidates. Many have expressed a disquieting fear of the debate event itself, let alone what might happen if _________ (you fill in the blank) gets elected. As mediators, our job does NOT require that we […]
A young psychology student was visting a mental institute. The visitor asked the doctor leading the tour how doctors determined when it was time for a patient to be crazy enough to be institutionalized. The doctor said “We actually have a relatively simple test. First, we fill up a bathtub with water. Then we ask […]
A few months back, we wrote an article on “Third-Party Beneficiaries: Do They Matter?”. We explained what a third-party beneficiary is, what situation might cause a third-party beneficiary to exist, and why you may want to prevent someone who isn’t signing your agreement to try to enforce your agreement later. We concluded by suggesting that […]
Maybe a quote from Garry Marshall (11/13/1934 – 7/19/2016) is even more helpful than the one from Joyce Brothers that we quoted in an earlier post: It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.
People in conflict often start their self-assessment of their “chances to win in court” with an assumption: “I’m right, and everyone else will eventually understand the obvious.” It should go without saying (but it bears repeating) that if everyone in conflict has that same analysis, at least 50% of people in conflict are likely to […]
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Resolution Point offers remote mediation services at no extra charge when parties can’t be in the same room due to schedules or other conflicts:
- ▪ 4-way phone conference calling
- ▪ Video conferencing
- ▪ Internet connectivity which allows parties to watch everything remotely on their computer screen as it’s happening in our office.
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“I wanted to introduce myself as the attorney who has been retained by [one of your mediation clients] to review, and comment upon, the draft settlement agreement that you previously prepared…. I have been practicing matrimonial law for 34 years in Northern Virginia, and I told [our mutual client] that I have never seen a more thorough and professionally-drafted settlement document. I feel compelled to simply inform you of my personal belief that you have constructed a marvelous agreement for both parties; and can rest assured that your name has now been put at the very top of the ‘mediator referral list’ for all four attorneys in this law firm.”