Wednesday, February 22, 2006

It’s Not What It Seems

According to the headline in Yahoo’s UK Entertainment News, actress Sharon Stone “lost” custody of her son as a result of an agreement reached in mediation. Not so fast! Take a look at the article. Was this a “good” agreement? “Good” for whom? What do you think about the agreement? Are more details needed before you come to a conclusion?

Remember, Florida’s Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, Rule 10.320, Nonparticipating Persons, provides “A mediator shall promote awareness by the parties of the interests of persons affected by actual or potential agreements who are not represented at mediation.”

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