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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.
Conflict in the workplace is extremely costly.
“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
As I near retirement I have had an opportunity to reflect back onto my amazing career as a mediator, to think about all the changes I have seen in the ADR area and also the people who I have helped.
For anyone going through a litigated or high conflict divorce which can be very expensive, Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares her top 5 tips for keeping costs down.
The very touching Netflix movie, Marriage Story, provides an unusually realistic depiction of divorce dynamics.
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.
While mediating, I try to support parties in making their own choices about how they participate in the conversation.
“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!”
As mediators and dispute resolution promoters, we are people’s people.
This article shows how mediation can be used to intervene in early or advanced stages of conflict.
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.
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.
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.
This season is a time for reflection and to realize once again that not everyone sees the world the same way as we do.
The relationship between the two marital partners may be coming to an end, but what about the children?
(12/19/19)Luz Bibiana Clara
This articles reviews Alberto Elisavetsky's new book discussing mediation and new technologies.
(12/19/19)Luz Bibiana Clara
Esta obra dirigida magistralmente por el Dr. Alberto Elisavetsky, ha logrado reunir de modo ágil, ameno y coordinado, a referentes del tema ODR alrededor del mundo.
Recently, a divorced parent asked me my opinion on how to go about giving holiday gifts to her children.
As part of a broader commitment to expand JAMS’ global footprint, the JAMS International Operations group recently organized an event in Beijing, China.
The capacity for forgiveness runs deep in our genes.
This article encourages mediators with different levels of experience to work together. It uses the analogy of pacesetters in a marathon to show how mediators can support and challenge each other leading to growth and improvement in the mediation profession
This article discusses a medical diagnosis--due to bias.
If you are, as they say, a left-brained person, you may find it difficult to manage conflict in the workplace when it springs up between employees.
What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense?
A career in mediation can be a reasonably lucrative choice that delivers challenges and rewards for those who are suited.
When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.
(11/29/19)Martin Navarro Sanchez
In October 2019, JAMS and the Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) jointly organized an academic event at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City.
Conflict is something we typically try to avoid, especially when we’re talking about business environments.
Is it an interruption or a cultural difference?
A Yoruban proverb goes “Words are like spears: Once they leave your lips they can never come back.”
In cases where discrimination has occurred, mediation becomes trickier and sometimes it seems the only way to bring reconciliation is through a trial.
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Thanksgiving is in a few days, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!