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The art of cultural mediation

In the art of Cultural Mediation, the acronym OTHER provides a guideline of considerations required to successfully mediate cultural disputes in a traditional setting. While mediating legal disputes almost universally requires understanding the four basics of Duty, Breach, Defense, and Damage – in Cultural Mediations the basic concepts do not address the scope of understanding required.

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Time to Retool Your Dowry Ware

California trails other states in recognizing cultural marriage contracts and pre-marital agreements such as dowry and mahr. Despite the maturity of its statehood and diversity of its population, judicial opinions on cultural marriage cases have been less informed than expected.

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