Laurie Israel

How Mediation Can Help an Elder

February 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Elders

Mediation, a form of out-of-court dispute resolution, is very much in the news these days.

Everyone’s heard about divorce mediation, and maybe you have a friend or family member who has used it for his or her divorce.  A new field of mediation, marital mediation, is now emerging.  In marital mediation, a mediator helps a couple who wants to stay married resolve their conflicts.  It is an alternative to marital counseling, and sometimes it works when marital counseling does not.

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Laurie Israel

Tiger Woods – Throw that Prenuptial Agreement Away!

December 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Prenups

by Laurie Israel.   I’ve been hearing the sorry tale of Tiger Woods’ alleged deficits as a faithful husband to his beautiful Swedish wife, Elin Nordegren.  It is just a more publicized and extreme version of what I see in my law practice where I spend my days as a divorce lawyer.  In youthful marriages (Tiger is 33, Elin is 29, and have been married for 5 years), the pledge of fidelity is often a difficult one to maintain.

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