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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

Susan Dubow’s award

The Dispute Resolution Center Appreciation Award was inaugurated 21 years ago to formally recognize individuals who make outstanding contributions to the field of ADR in Florida over a significant period of time. This year’s recipients are Charles Castagna, and Susan Dubow. Susan Dubow is a past president of our organization. Join us in congratulating her … Continue reading Susan Dubow’s award

Family Law: New Legislation Effective Jan 1, 2018

CS/CS/SB 590: Child Support and Parenting Time Plans GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Judiciary ; Brandes ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Stargel ; Gibson ; Campbell Child Support and Parenting Time Plans; Authorizing the Department of Revenue to establish parenting time plans agreed to by both parents in Title IV-D child support actions; providing the purpose and requirements for a Title IV-D Standard Parenting Time Plan; … Continue reading Family Law: New Legislation Effective Jan 1, 2018