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ADR SPOTLIGHT: How advocates choose mediators

February 23, 2018

By Martin C. Weisman I have conducted commercial mediations for many years, attended ICLE's forty hour training seminar and received many additional hours of advanced mediation training. To my knowledge, however, none of the training seminars focus upon what ...

COMMENTARY: Parental alienation - A case study

February 23, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek An unpublished Michigan Court of Appeals opinion, issued January 23, 2018, reviewed a custody award involving parental alienation and deviations from child support (Brian Harner v Kayla Harner, Court of Appeals Case No. 338746). The ...

NERDWALLET: What good financial advice looks like

February 23, 2018

By Liz Weston Good financial advice can help you achieve your life goals. Bad financial advice can cost you a fortune and leave you worse off than if you had tried to go it alone. Unfortunately, you're still on your own in trying to determine the good advice ...

TAKING STOCK: Taxes and retirement savings

February 23, 2018

Dear Mr. Berko: I have $362,000 in my 401(k) account. It took me 22 years to accumulate that amount. Now I'm told that Washington is considering a tax on the current value of everybody's retirement accounts to help pay for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Is this ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

February 23, 2018

Dear Editor: The recent, tragic shootings at Parkland, Fla. will, no doubt, pit protesting public school students against their respective school systems and boards, if their plans are successful in pulling students out of classrooms to march in public demonstrations, ...

THE EXPERT WITNESS: The therapist as judge, jury, and executioner

February 23, 2018

By Michael G. Brock “Mark you this, Bassanio, The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart. Oh, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!” —Antonio The ...