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​Mediation is a BETTER CHOICE!

During mediation a third party actively participates in resolving ​issues and assists in reaching agreements outside of the court room. Mediation is less time ​consuming and more cost effective when parties can establish an agreement prior to a ​judgment being set into place. Jayne Dykema is a certified mediator with over 25 years of ​experience in assisting her clients with the best outcome possible. In most cases mediation has ​proven to be effective in resolving disagreements between family members in several ​circumstances.

MEDIATION: What YOU need to know.

Family Law

Family Law

  • Divorce occurs when there is a dilution with in a marriage and it is terminated by legal ​proceedings. During these proceedings legal ramifications are distributed between the involved ​parties.
  • Child Custody is the determination of the individual who will legally make decisions and be ​responsible for a minor child or children. Several different types of custody arrangements which ​include​temporary, physical, legal, and also joint custody can be set in to place.
  • Parenting Time involves the frequency and duration of the minor child’s schedule with each ​parent. The Better Choice is Mediation to assist in the arrangement process. The court favors ​any agreements between the parties. In some circumstances if parenting time by both or either ​parties is not in the best interest of the child one or both be denied parenting time by the ​courts.
  • Guardianship is when an individual is lawfully appointed with the power, and is ​appointed with the obligation, of taking care of and managing the property and rights of ​a person who, because of age, lack of understanding, or self-control, and is considered ​incapable of administering his or her own affairs.
  • Child Support consists of a court ordered payment that is made to one parent by the other. ​Many factors are considered into the dollar amount that is paid to the other parent. There are ​child support formula guidelines that are also configured into the payment amount.
  • Paternity legally recognizes the father of a child. Typically paternity is documented at the time​ of birth on the birth certificate. When paternity is in question legal proceeding are enacted to ​identify the child’s father.
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements are established to protect assets of a single individual prior to ​and after being married.

 

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

  • Auto Accidents are a very common in our everyday lives. In unfortunate circumstances these ​accidents can lead to fatal tragedy and/or financial devastation.
  • Motorcycle Accidents are in most cases more treacherous then auto accidents. Victims are ​much more likely to have a greater impact in a motorcycle accident. Statistics show that the ​automobiles drivers are typically responsible for the accident.
  • ​Medical Malpractice can be a contribution of several of factors. These factors include improper ​documentation, lack of knowledge, inadequate staff scheduling, hiring incompetent staff, and ​many others that cause for medical errors.
  • Dog Bites and animal attacks are a common serious problem for the victims. The owner of the ​animal is responsible for their animal at all times. A dog bite is the second leading cause of ​childhood injuries and can have an everlasting impact on the victim. It is the responsibility of the ​owner and their insurance company to compensate the victim.
  • Premises Liability holds the owner of the property responsible to protect guests from known ​and unknown dangers. There are two key factors in premises liability was the owner aware of ​the issue and was the dangerous condition obvious to the guest.
  • Product Liability is the responsibility of a manufacture to provide safe products to its ​consumers. Some aspects are regulated by the federal government, but the liability ​litigation is handled at a state level. There are rules and regulations for quality standards that ​companies must abide by. This is to prevent unreliable products that may lead to serious ​injury or death for both children and adults. Unfortunately, there are many circumstances that ​products are not as reliable as they should or are required to be.

 

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