December 2019 Bar Bulletin
By Sharon Friedrich and Krista Stipe
Family Law Matters
This is a quarterly column series regarding current and practical issues in the practice of family law.
“In one of our concert grand pianos, 243 taut strings exert a pull of 40,000 pounds on an iron frame. It is proof that out of great tension may come great harmony.” — Theodore E. Steinway
In most family law cases, the parties are required to engage in alternative dispute resolution prior to heading out to trial. Although the setting for mediation is less formal than the setting for a trial, it is still a difficult and often emotional event for the parties....