Napoleon’s Army

Michael Zeytoonian Family Law and Divorce

The image above is probably the best statistical graphic ever drawn, this map by Charles Joseph Minard portrays the losses suffered by Napoleon’s army in the Russian campaign of 1812. Beginning at the Polish-Russian border, the thick band shows the size of the army at each position. The path of Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow in the bitterly cold winter is …

Some food for thought over Labor Day weekend

Michael Zeytoonian Family Law and Divorce, Financial Considerations of Dispute Resolution, Mediation

Can you respond rationally to your dispute instead of emotionally? Fact: Over 95% of the cases filed in courts end up settling and never go to trial. If you know there is an overwhelming likelihood that your case will settle through negotiations or mediation – doesn’t it make sense to use a process designed to reach a settlement in a …

Mediation breaks into TV and shows its advantages over litigation

Michael Zeytoonian Collaborative Law, Family Law and Divorce, Financial Considerations of Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Perspectives, Reviews

Fairly Legal’s premise is the use of mediation to resolve disputes rather than going to court and fighting through a litigation process. The lead character, Kate Reed, is a lawyer who walked away from the litigation side of the profession to become a mediator.