Alternate Dispute Resolution. Legal news and articles for June 28 - 30, 2012

Mediation – a just alternativeTop tips: how can housing staff help prevent homelessness?Family Court fees tipped to hit low earners, childrenA Focus on Family Law: Christian Schank and Associates Tailor Legal Solutions ...Corboy & Demetrio Secures $2 Million For Family Of Teenager Killed By Pizza ...Small Business Mediation Can Replace Small Claims CourtFamily Court backlog forces families to take matters into their own handsBar panel plan for speedy disposal of corporate casesFamily history influences age at prodrome and psychosis onsetWaipareira Trust in court over funding cutRocky River Municipal Court mediation program assigned case number 1000Spotlight on Lagos as ICC launches 2012 arbitration rulesKofi Adams/NDC Case: Counsel to withdraw appealFamily Law – The Case for Avoiding CourtKofi Adams/NDC Case: Appeal To Be Withdrawn

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National guidelines on spousal support payments working well: federal study
CityNewsJune 2, 2012

Quebec, in particular, has shown reluctance to use the 2008 guidelines in its court hearings and family-practice mediation. "From survey responses, spousal support cases in British Columbia and Ontario are more likely to be settled within the ...more »

B/A House of Chiefs call for amendments to ADRM law
allghananews.comJune 6, 2012

... Osahene Kwaku Aterkyi II, President of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, on Tuesday called on the Constitutional Review Committee to make amendments to portions of the law that established the Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism(ADRM).more »

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Mediation – a just alternative
Nation on SundayJune 30, 2012

Later, in 1958 the rural courts were replaced by Conciliation Boards, an alternative dispute resolution mechanism. These, too, were not popular and the Act was repealed in 1978. Though these mechanisms failed due to a number of valid reasons, they ...more »

Top tips: how can housing staff help prevent homelessness?
The GuardianJune 30, 2012

Our experience is that getting in early when family relationships are still relatively good can reduce the risk of young people having to leave home when conflict arises. When relationships do deteriorate our family mediation service offers young ...more »

Family Court fees tipped to hit low earners, children
TVNZJune 30, 2012

However, the Family Court judge would not always decide what happens for a family and the court has a range of processes from counselling to mediation to try and help a family resolve its issue around the children. "The concern is that people are going ...more »

A Focus on Family Law: Christian Schank and Associates Tailor Legal Solutions ...
Sacramento BeeJune 29, 2012

The California family lawyers at Christian Schank and Associates focus on a variety of legal areas, such as divorce, child custody, spousal support, mediation, domestic violence restraining orders, and much more. They serve throughout the state of ...more »

Corboy & Demetrio Secures $2 Million For Family Of Teenager Killed By Pizza ...
Sacramento BeeJune 29, 2012

PRNewswire/ -- Corboy & Demetrio Partner Michael K. Demetrio has secured a $2 million settlement on behalf of a Chicago family whose teenage daughter was killed when the car in which she was riding was hit by a Domino's Pizza delivery car. ... "The ...more »

Small Business Mediation Can Replace Small Claims Court
San Francisco ChronicleJune 29, 2012

"We offer small business mediation to help people resolve their disputes before going to court," says Wade Horigan, Principal at Silent Partner Negotiators. The next time you have an business issue you are considering filing in small claims court, call ...more »

Family Court backlog forces families to take matters into their own hands
Courier MailJune 29, 2012

Although Queensland has the nation's highest success rate for mediation with 80 per cent of cases settled out of court, the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators Queensland director Peter Sheehy believes they are "probably just ...more »

Bar panel plan for speedy disposal of corporate cases
Deccan ChronicleJune 29, 2012

“Speedy Justice: The Pill is Alternative Dispute Resolution” will be the theme of the conference, NBAI said. “Keeping some of the problems of lawyers, litigants and courts in mind, NBAI is starting an arbitration and mediation centre with a focus on ...more »

Family history influences age at prodrome and psychosis onset
News-Medical.netJune 28, 2012

A family history of psychosis is associated with an earlier age at onset of both prodromal symptoms and full-blown psychosis, US research shows. ...family history acts similarly on age at onset of the prodrome." They add: "Future research should focus ...more »

Waipareira Trust in court over funding cut
Stuff.co.nzJune 28, 2012

The West Auckland-based trust was one of five providers of the Family Start programme that Social Development Minister Paula Bennett announced in April would lose their contracts for poor performance. Waipareira's Family Start provides ... The trust ...more »

Rocky River Municipal Court mediation program assigned case number 1000
West Life NewsJune 28, 2012

According to information provided by the court, cases that are referred and have gone through mediation, which is termed an “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) process, have a settlement rate in excess of 88 percent. The program was assigned its ...more »

Spotlight on Lagos as ICC launches 2012 arbitration rules
International Law OfficeJune 28, 2012

The Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, Nigerian National Committee (ICCN) has formally launched the ICC Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules 2012. The event, which took place on May 30 2012 in ...more »

Kofi Adams/NDC Case: Counsel to withdraw appeal
GhanaWebJune 28, 2012

According to the court, Section 7 Sub-section 5 of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act gave it the authority to order disputing parties to arbitrate. The court said the NDC Constitution also gave feuding parties an alternative to resort to internal ...more »

Family Law – The Case for Avoiding Court
Sunday SunJune 28, 2012

Relationship breakdowns and family disputes almost always come with financial and emotional costs. However, you can reduce the amount of expense, stress ...more »

Kofi Adams/NDC Case: Appeal To Be Withdrawn
Peace FM OnlineJune 28, 2012

Although parties in the dispute were not willing to go for arbitration, the court, ... Section 7 Sub-section 5 of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act gave it the ...more »

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