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An Educated Mediation Participant Is an Effective Mediation Client

An Educated Mediation Participant Is an Effective Mediation Client By Sanford E. Balick, Esq.{3:06 minutes to read} New Yorkers are familiar with the famous Sy Sims clothing chain’s motto:  “An educated consumer is our best customer.” The wisdom of this phrase outlives the chain, which like so many others, succumbed to economic forces a few years ago.

The phrase comes to my mind frequently, in pre-mediation consults where I describe the mediation process and answer potential clients’ questions in regard to it. I take that opportunity to encourage both spouses to obtain the benefit of an independent legal consult.  Continue reading

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