Balancing power is an important part of mediation. I did a mediation recently in which the levels of power of each party played a very important role.
For practitioners of the law, mediation is a well-known concept that became part of their lives.
This article addresses an often overlooked asset in divorce, the burial plot, and the surprising negative consequences of failing to address this asset in the divorce decree.
The very touching Netflix movie, Marriage Story, provides an unusually realistic depiction of divorce dynamics.
“I’ll get my day in court!” ……. “The judge won’t like what you did!” …….. “I’m going to spread your dirt all over the courtroom!”
This new study explores the idea that misconceptions are in fact a cause of conflicts. It is widely accepted that misconceptions are a root cause of conflicts, but it has not been thoroughly explored.
Marital mediation is neither marital therapy nor couples therapy.
One of the things that I’ve noticed when I mediate is that one person in a couple is often much more financially literate than the other.
I have had such a wonderful time connecting with ADR friends across the country to learn about a wide variety of helpful and informative resources.
Gossip in the office can be very damaging, causing hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) conflicts.
This article examines how walking may be beneficial to not only an individual, but to multiple people involved in a conflict resolution process.
This training seeks to provide: The right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling... the first time.
This season is a time for reflection and to realize once again that not everyone sees the world the same way as we do.
Set in an adversarial environment with a clicking court battle time-bomb placed over our heads, my first experience of court referred mediation in Scotland, as a co-mediator, was overwhelmingly real.
The relationship between the two marital partners may be coming to an end, but what about the children?
By creating a space for change, Louise helps people get back on track so they can work more successfully with their advisors.
This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.
I am willing to respect you even though I might not admire or look up to you for the accomplishments you are credited with.
The fundamental concept of the Convention began in 1958 with the signing of the New York Convention. That concept is the obligation of contracting nation states to give effect to private agreements emerging from alternative dispute resolution.
Commitment to the reasonable man theory, a building block to many constitutions, is a commitment to one’s higher self, rather than to one’s instinct. Training individuals to act in a way that’s reasonable, creates internal checks and balances.
As well as working with a skilled divorce lawyer, it can be in your interest to take advice from an experienced pension planner in order to achieve good solutions to these sorts of issues.
Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 3 in the series--discussing what mediators can do in cases of extreme violence.
This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.