Written by Steven J Eichberg
Yes, either the mediation will close with a signed agreement, or if attorneys are representing the parties they will commit to ending the lawsuit with a formal settlement and release agreement. We always recommend a formal agreement is prepared before the parties leave the mediation. Some courts require that process, particularly if a case in litigation is required to go to mediation prior to the commencement of the case.
Written by Kathryn Lively
Let's face it, drafting your last will and testament is probably not high on your to-do list. It doesn't come as a surprise, either, that people want to hold off doing this as long as possible; after all, who wants to be reminded that they are mortal? However, regardless of the size of your estate it is important to designate who receives your money and property after you die. If you have children, you definitely want to make sure they have proper guardianship in the event of a sudden, untimely passing. If you are not sure how to go about drafting your will, here are a few tips to get you started.