In mediation, getting the case settled is only half the battle. I always say the devil is in the details. Once you have a settlement in principle, it must be reduced to writing (the “Mediated Settlement Agreement”). Once all the parties have signed, we have a binding agreement. I make it a practice to show […]
Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House on October 10th. We had a full house and it was a huge success. There was good conversation, food and drink. Between our raffle, slient auction and donantions from those who attended (and even some who coulnd’t be there), we raised over $6,100 for the Alzheimer’s […]
Think no one in your family will fight over your estate after you’ve died? Here is PART 1 of The Seven Warning Signs of a Potential Estate Battle. Warning sign # 1: SIBLING RIVALRY. Mom (or Dad) always liked you best. Yeah, but Dad paid for your wedding. Yeah, but he paid for YOUR college. […]
Mediation has many components. The Attorney’s mediation summary is an invaluable tool to the mediation process. Not only does the summary focus on the critical issues, but it can save your client time and money. Often, counsel will submit copies of the pleadings with a statement that the issues are self-explanatory. That’s great, but if […]
Many people believe that the cost of long term care in a nursing home is covered by Medicare. That’s probably because they’ve known someone who: a) broke a hip; OR b) had a stroke; OR c) suffered some sort of illness or injury for which they were hospitalized for at least 3 days. Then that […]
If you don’t have a Will a laywer can prepare one for you. However, what if you want to save money and do it yourself? You surely can “do it yourself” but “save money”?? Here is a little cautionary tale to consider: Former Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Warren Burger, took […]
As part of my mediation “pre-game speech,” I always advise parties that, if the case is going to settle, the Plaintiff will inevitably accept less money than they thought coming in and the Defendant will pay more. Parties often tell me “that is my bottom/top line.” I often have to tell parties; “I hear you, […]
Gibbons | Neuman is pleased to announce that partner and firm President, Rod B. Neuman, was selected as a Top-rated Real Estate Attorney to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters.