Here are some articles we’ve written to help you learn the art of dispute resolution.
The weakness of the legal system arises in its reliance on precedent where what happened yesterday is presumed to define what should or will happen today. Parenting should not be decided with a cookie cutter approach. Few men stay at home and take care of the children...read more
I am every age. I am four and twelve and fourteen and twenty-nine. I am every age in between. Pray for me and for our reconnection. believe in the power of your own mind and heart. Know the power of your thoughts. Know that you can reach me and hold me in your mind’s eye. Find a way to rise above the negativity and the pain and let love sustain you. Believe that there is some purpose to this mess and that we will both be okay. I can only be alienated if you allow it to happen by giving up.read more
If you are considering getting a divorce and trying to learn about the process this article is for you.
You may be getting advice from friends, family members, your hairstylist, or someone at the gym. There’s a pretty good likelihood that some or all of what they tell you about the divorce process is incomplete.
Incorrect information causes good people to make bad decisions or take actions that may wind up hurting themselves and their children.read more
Posted on January 11, 2015 by karenwoodall
why parents in divorce should keep in touch with a child that is being aliehnated or rejects them
As this real life negotiation example demonstrates, a win-win solution is always available to creative negotiators and mediators with an integrative negotiations mindset. The example may be from the past – which proves the core characteristics of good negotiation and mediation practice does not change.
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, was by all accounts a major factor in getting the NFL collective bargaining agreement signed earlier in October 2011. To do so, Kraft employed four key negotiation tactics to help the players and owners come to a “win-win” solution.
Christmas isn’t a Hallmark moment for children of conflict who see the Christmas season as frightening and, when everyone around them is enjoying the holiday season , even a confusing time of year. If you or someone you know is in the parenting conflict cycle be kind, be gentle and be understanding. Most of all be aware of the situation without being judgmental. Be generous of spirit. Helpbuild new memories from now on and going forward by understanding that the children might not understand what is happening and need your help in creating a happy memories of the Christmas season.read more
I speak in my posts about empathy being critical to negotiation , mediation, collaborative law and even relationships in general. This is a link that has been sent to me from other collaborative lawyers that connects to a short video that made this distinction clear...read more
It takes more than just mediation courses What makes a good mediator? And how is it that mediators—who themselves lack any power to impose a solution—nevertheless often lead bitter disputants to agreement? Of course, serious mediation training and substantive...read more
Before deciding how mediation is your best option and what you want to achieve by mediating, you should first decide what mediating can do for you and know your WATNA and BATNAread more
In their book Getting to Yes Roger Fisher and William Ury outline a negotiation philosophy and technique that is interest focused, rather than positional, to emphasis discussion of needs that must be satisfied if the parties are to find a long term satisfying...read more
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