A nice old man just wants to do good deeds and feed the homeless. The only problem is that as of October 31, 2014 the City of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida enacted law restricting where “outdoor feeding sites can be located” and that those distributing food must obtain the permission of … [Read more...]
Mediation is an effective alternative to litigation, yet many are not aware that it is an option.
Last month I had viewed online a compelling news report regarding the Mainlands 3 Retirement Community in Tamarac, Florida. The report discussed the homeowner’s dispute with their Association Board. In a nutshell, the Board declared what I would consider ‘mutiny’ and clear nepotism upon its … [Read more...]
Earlier in October I posted on Facebook a link to a great story out of Flagler County, Florida “A comedy of errors...an attorney's dream, and the perfect opportunity to engage a Mediator. Unbelievable all this was built in 6 months and alas...on the WRONG lot!!!” The story, a debacle in a community … [Read more...]
Last week I attended a very informative legal update seminar at the Law Offices of Rosenbaum Mollengarden in West Palm Beach, FL. The topic was the legislation affecting community associations effective July 1, 2014 and case law update. Highlights included new requirements for community … [Read more...]
A lawsuit can be an expensive (and stressful) process! Using a mediator can ease this process. Legal disputes are charged with emotion and uncertainty - no one goes into court knowing the outcome. Mediation empowers the parties because they come to the table with self-determination and with a … [Read more...]
One of the primary reasons that people choose mediation over litigation is that the process is much quicker. Mediation is a scheduled conference, which may last 1 or 2 days and is quicker than going to trial, which can take days perhaps weeks to conclude. In addition, the pre-trial process can take … [Read more...]