Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Divorce Mediator Indicted!

I bet that got your attention! Theft + fraud + unauthorized practice of law + using mediation service to pick up dates = indictment. Wait, wait, wait, calm your curiosity down – it was not a Florida mediator! According to this article in Phoenix New Times, a disbarred Vermont attorney opened a mediation business in Arizona, titled “Divorce With Dignity” or “Divorce Associates”. His ads said he would “settle all issues – no trial – no court appearance – be divorced in 90 days – low cost – low stress – judge approved – focus on best interests of children – attorney supervised.” See any problems here? Really, the article is worth reading, as is this one for more information. This gives criminal mediation new meaning.

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