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Pamela N. Breedlove

Pamela N. Breedlove has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Georgia since 1992. The first fifteen years of her practice was primarily litigation oriented, including medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, defense of municipalities and individual employees against federal and state constitutional and tort claims, employment litigation, family law, successions, and general litigation.

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Civil & Family Mediation

Mediation provides an opportunity to settle legal disputes without traditional litigation. It saves time and money, and in many cases, makes it possible to continue relationships once a dispute is resolved. This is why mediation is such a popular option for resolving civil and family disputes.

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Police & Fire Civil Service Law

Police and firefighters are viewed as authority figures in every community. They risk their lives to protect those of the citizens. Unfortunately, police officers and firefighters sometimes are accused of making mistakes and need legal representation.

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Framing Your Mindset for Your First Family Mediation Session

The good thing about having a mediation session with or about your family is knowing that this is the best way to handle a situation in a considerate and productive manner. You and your family will discussing the problems and issues with the mediator and the mediator will help you find the best “middle” that satisfies the entire family. Family mediation in Louisiana is a great place to start to begin your resolution. Here are some things to help you frame your mindset during your mediation.

Peace of mind

Remember that when you enter your mediator session, you will always be able to speak your mind – sometimes in a group session and sometimes in an individual session. It is important to understand hat you may speak about the issues using your own words. The mediator will help direct and support you so that you stay on the right course during the mediation. When you are in the mediation session, it is your time to speak about the problems you are having with your family and talk about the terms you want in order to resolve the situation. Your mediator will help guide you and your family to a solution from what you and your family have been discussing for during your mediation.

Relaxed/open-minded

When you go into Mediation, try to remain calm and open-minded. It will not help the mediation or resolution of the issues if you become overly emotional about the problem(s) you are experiencing and trying to resolve at the mediation. If you go into a mediation session seeking only vengeance or retribution from the session, it will likely cause you to become angry or extremely emotional during the mediation which will make it harder to come to an agreement with your family and could increase the problem instead of resolve it. Therefore, it is important to take deep breaths and relax so your mediator can help you come to a solution.