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Improving chances for a mediated settlement

For 40 years, as a practitioner, educator, author and advocate for mediation, Michael’s has been a leading voice in the developing profession of mediation. Michael has assisted divorcing couples, helped resolve probate and other family conflicts. He has mediated disputes in businesses, government agencies, universities and other workplace settings. As a trainer he has designed … Continue reading Improving chances for a mediated settlement

Mediator as Insurance Appraisal Umpire

Curtis Hutchens is a Florida AV Martindale Hubbell attorney with 30 years of experience in handling hundreds of mediations and thousands of insurance appraisals. He is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters, past president of the Windstorm Insurance Network, (2016) and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. For the past five years … Continue reading Mediator as Insurance Appraisal Umpire

The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. Earns 2018 Constant Contact Solution Provider All Star Award

Recognized for achievements using online marketing tools to drive success The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. — [March 14, 2019] – The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc., the largest professional association for mediation and conflict resolution in Florida, has been named a 2018 Solution Provider All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, an … Continue reading The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. Earns 2018 Constant Contact Solution Provider All Star Award

CULTURAL DIVERSITY: Deciphering How to Deal with it

Cultural diversity greatly impacts first impressions. Let me use myself as an example. Some who know me have described me as a friendly, sensitive woman. I am a well-educated, seasoned traveler who has lived in five different countries. As a consequence, I have been exposed to different cultures, speak three languages fluently and can manage … Continue reading CULTURAL DIVERSITY: Deciphering How to Deal with it

Top Ten Must Do’s to Prepare For Divorce Settlement Negotiations

There are so many financial and emotional aspects of divorce that have to be balanced that if parties aren’t careful, they can end up in a big mess. As a mediator, cases that settle most smoothly in mediation are those where the parties have done their due diligence and are realistic about settlement. Following these … Continue reading Top Ten Must Do’s to Prepare For Divorce Settlement Negotiations