Category mediation

Have Fault Grounds Lost Their Relevancy in Today’s Society?

Until 1974, when the legislature enacted irretrievable breakdown  as grounds for divorce via Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 208, Sections 1A and 1B, in order to secure a divorce in Massachusetts fault had to be alleged and proved in court. The basic grounds that were listed and still are listed in section 1 of Massachusetts General Laws, […]

Mediation v. Litigation

(originally posted http://www.philipjbyers.com on February 16, 2012) There are many benefits to ADR, otherwise known as Alternative Dispute Resolution.  The procedure is more civilized.  Lawyers can be involved and participate in the process.  The better mediators encourage the parties each get an attorney.  The often asked question is why do you want an attorney if […]