Thursday, January 27, 2005

“Nothing Is As It Seems, Nor Is It Otherwise!” – My Mantra Exemplified

If she got remarried, he doesn’t have to pay further alimony; if she did not get remarried, he does. You understand what that means, right? What defines “marriage”? There were wedding T-shirts, a wedding video, exchanges of rings and vows, etc., etc., etc. What was missing? One of the tenets for mediators is to always check for shared meanings and understanding when what are otherwise thought to be generally understood terms are used in an agreement – this would have been helpful here as you will see in this article from the St. Petersburg Times – Tampa Bay.

Watch for the appeal!

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