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Published Articles

A Teaspoon of TSP 2016 Winter Mediating the Marital Balance Sheet by Andy Flink

The Cobb Family Law , October 2016


In any divorce that involves an active financial lifestyle acquiring assets or substantial debts, the equitable division of how we allocate these items can be an overwhelming prospect...


A Teaspoon of TSP 2016 Winter A Teaspoon of TSP

Family Law Review, 2016 Winter


Welcome to 2016! The new year brings opportunity for equal parts reflection and forward-looking optimism. We look back on the 2015 State Bar of Georgia Section Award of Achievement, the record-breaking attendance at ...


Child Custody Rights for Same-Sex Couples 2015 Fall Child Custody Rights for Same-Sex Couples

Family Law Review, 2015 Fall


This edition of The Family Law Review officially commemorates the beginning of a new year for the Section. I am honored to serve as 2015-16 Chair, but am aware there are big shoes to fill. Please take a moment to look at the back of the newsletter ...


article 13 Mediating the Marital Balance Sheet 2015 SUMMER just andy.pdf Mediating the Marital Balance Sheet

Family Law Review, 2015 Summer


In any divorce that involves an active financial lifestyle acquiring assets or substantial debts, the equitable division of how we allocate these items can be an overwhelming prospect. Even in the simplest cases, coming up with a fair and reasonable  ...


article 12 There is Always Value to Mediation, Regardless of Outcome ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION FEBRUARY 2015.pdf There is Always Value to Mediation, Regardless of Outcome

Atlanta Bar Association, 2015 February


With every domestic case that is mediated there is always room for progress, regardless of when in the timeline of the case the session occurs. Cases may not be ready to settle (lack of information, discovery is not complete), but that doesn’t ...


article 11 Strategic Mediation Reality Tests  2015 WINTER.pdf Strategic Mediation Reality Tests

Family Law Review, 2015 Winter


It is common in mediation that a clients; ciew of compromise may be, shall we say, a bit unrealistic. Our job is to help them see why their position might not be considered reasonable, but we have to be careful about how we convery this information ...


article 10 Mediation in 3D 2014 SUMMER.pdf Mediation in 3D

Family Law Review, 2014 Summer


If only I could start every mediation wearing a pair of 3D glasses that would allow me to view each parties’ position in layers, where I knew the issues behind the issues and the depth of what was and was not important. About the besit i can do before ...


article 09 Mediating in Good Faith 2014 SPRING.pdf Mediating in Good Faith

Family Law Review, 2014 Spring


I’ve often wondered about the differences of opinion that are formed in mediation when it relates to each parties perspective of what defines “mediating in good faith.”  I begin every session with a review of the guidelines that include the statement that all ...


article 08 A Blueprint for Mediation 2013 WINTER.pdf A Blueprint for Mediation

Family Law Review, 2014 Winter


We all know the purpose of mediation is to initiate discussion that will ultimately lead to settlement; however, there is a good chance your client will appear at mediation feeling nervous, anxious and quite uneasy. Who could blame them? They are ...


article 07 5 Must Have Mediation Strategies 2013 SUMMER.pdf 5 Must Have Mediation Strategies

Family Law Review, 2013 Summer


Anyone who walks into a negotiation session unprepared is setting themselves up for potential failure. While the timing may not be right or the parties are so embroiled in conflict an agreement would appear unreachable, preparation “must-haves” will ...


06 Mediation Session Going South 2013 SPRING.pdf Mediation Session Going South? Try Some of These Tips!

Family Law Review, 2013 Spring


Anyone who walks into a negotiation session unprepared is setting themselves up for potential failure. While the timing may not be right or the parties are so embroiled in conflict an agreement would appear unreachable, preparation “must-haves” will ...


article 05 Do Mediators Always Suggest Mediation 2013 WINTER.pdf Do Mediators Always Suggest Mediation?

Family Law Review, 2013 Winter


Anyone who walks into a negotiation session unprepared is setting themselves up for potential failure. While the timing may not be right or the parties are so embroiled in conflict an agreement would appear unreachable, preparation “must-haves” will ...


article 04 Drafting a Solid Mediation Statement 2012 SUMMER.pdf Drafting a Solid Mediation Agreement

Family Law Review, 2012 Summer


After a very difficult day at work, a mom came home to find her two children in the kitchen arguing over an orange. There was only one left and each child was trying to wrestle it out of the others hands. In frustration the mom grabbed the fruit and ...


article 03 Mediation Is There a Downside 2012 SPRING.pdf Mediation - Is There A Downside?

Family Law Review, 2012 Spring


Recently, I asked several family law attorneys and judges in the Atlanta area their thoughts on both the positive and negative aspects of mediation. The answers I received were interesting and decidedly positive. Mediation was considered to be ...


article 02 Mediation Dealbreakers 2011 WINTER.pdf Mediation Dealbreakers

Family Law Review, 2011 Winter


Recently, I asked several family law attorneys and judges in the Atlanta area their thoughts on both the positive and negative aspects of mediation. The answers I received were interesting and decidedly positive. Mediation was considered to be ...


article 01 Making Every Mediation Count 2011 SUMMER.pdf Making Every Mediation Count

Family Law Review, 2011 Summer


With every domestic case I mediate I believe that there is always room for progress regardless of where in the process the mediation occurs. Many times cases are ready to settle but sometimes they are not. If this is an initial mediation in the case then ...