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Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6 author.

Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6

Most settlement agreements provide that the entire action shall be dismissed and the court shall retain jurisdiction under Code of...

By Michael Diliberto
Most Effective Use of a Conflict Mode author.

Most Effective Use of a Conflict Mode

Even if you choose to avoid for the right reasons, does it make a difference what you actually say to...

By Ralph Kilmann
How Mediation Can Help Toxic Behaviors in Relationships author.

How Mediation Can Help Toxic Behaviors in Relationships

Sometimes, the relationships in our lives can become toxic over time. Whether it’s in the relationships we hold with our...

By Sophie Bishop
Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya author.

Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya

Mediation is not a new concept in the Kenyan culture.  It was traditionally used to settle disputes.  It was used...

By Njoki Nyanjui
Reconnecting with the Outside World author.

Reconnecting with the Outside World

How a Mediation highlighted the Joys of Human Interaction We’ve had over two years of virtual mediations, arbitrations and court...

By Lynn Duryee
Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce – Video Panel author.

Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce – Video Panel

A panel discussion featuring four experts who will discuss how divorce mediation can help you through the process and deal with...

By Leyla Balakhane, Chip Rose
The Art of the Simple in Mediation author.

The Art of the Simple in Mediation

I have no idea what I will do when I go to mediate a matter. After 30 years of practice...

By Greg Rooney
The Marriage Between Conflict Management and Change Management author.

The Marriage Between Conflict Management and Change Management

At a much earlier time in my career, I addressed the disciplines of conflict management and change management as if...

By Ralph Kilmann
ODR – From Dial-up to Fiber author.

ODR – From Dial-up to Fiber

The world continues to change rapidly, and most of us race to keep pace with technological advances. While some would...

By Keri Morris
Opening Statements in Mediation: What world are we making? author.

Opening Statements in Mediation: What world are we making?

"The world is made, not found." (W Barnet Pearce) I had been a mediator for about 10 years before I...

By Charlie Irvine
Mediating Storms in Life author.

Mediating Storms in Life

Walking up to a friend’s home hit by a recent tornado, the place seems barely recognizable. The steps that lead...

By Sherry Ann Bruckner
Mediate.com – A Pictorial History 1996-2022 author.

Mediate.com – A Pictorial History 1996-2022

Here is a slide show showing how the Mediate.com site has looked over the years. Our original site needed to...

By James Melamed, J.D.
The Agreement to Conflict author.

The Agreement to Conflict

The Agreement to Conflict Within relationships we care about, professional or personal, those we hope will keep-up their stride for...

By Keren Khaya Abrams
3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes author.

3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are often stronger than sole proprietorships because two or more partners can bring diverse strengths to the table...

By Carmela DeNicola
The EEOC Set to Release Two Reports Comparing Online and In-Person Mediation author.

The EEOC Set to Release Two Reports Comparing Online and In-Person Mediation

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency which enforces federal workplace anti-discrimination laws, will release Tuesday two reports on...

By Mylene Chan
Why Do We Blame? author.

Why Do We Blame?

“The only thing blame does it to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to...

By Cinnie Noble
Conflict Management and Philosophy author.

Conflict Management and Philosophy

I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change,...

By Ralph Kilmann
Compulsory Civil Mediation in Italy 2011/ 2021 author.

Compulsory Civil Mediation in Italy 2011/ 2021

Past, Present and (likely) Future Mandatory civil and commercial mediation came in force in Italy in 2011. This article looks...

By Giovanni Matteucci
Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems? author.

Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems?

I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change,...

By Ralph Kilmann
Our Shame Stories and Conflict author.

Our Shame Stories and Conflict

Our shame stories can fuel conflict. Those of you who’ve been following my blog for a while, know that I...

By Lorraine Segal
Recreating Mediation Practice and Theory Afresh – Saying Goodbye to Roscoe Pound and the Legal Profession author.

Recreating Mediation Practice and Theory Afresh – Saying Goodbye to Roscoe Pound and the Legal Profession

It’s time for mediation to claim its place as a stand-alone profession freed from being just an alternative to the...

By Greg Rooney
Top 10 Questions About Child Support author.

Top 10 Questions About Child Support

Top 10 Questions About Child Support One of the most talked-about issues in separation is the issue of child support....

By Marian Grande
Affordability, Accessibility and Reliability – The Community Mediation Model of Singapore author.

Affordability, Accessibility and Reliability – The Community Mediation Model of Singapore

Community Mediation Centres (CMC) play an important role as they provide a platform for practical and efficient resolution of community...

By Pitamber Yadav
Should You Agree to Mediate When You Think Your Spouse is a Narcissist? author.

Should You Agree to Mediate When You Think Your Spouse is a Narcissist?

Narcissus, the Greek god who fell so deeply in love with himself that his self-adoration ultimately led to his demise,...

By Jill Rynkowski Doyle
5 Ways Custody Mediation in Ontario is Unique author.

5 Ways Custody Mediation in Ontario is Unique

In Ontario, most separating parents are able to resolve disagreements over decision-making responsibility (formerly known as custody) and parenting time...

By Ben Coltrin
Self-Determination in Mediation author.

Self-Determination in Mediation

By Bob Wright This article was first published in the Oakland County Legal News on May 3, 2022. Allowing parties...

By Robert Wright, M.A., J.D.
The Avoiding Culture in Organizations author.

The Avoiding Culture in Organizations

Many organizations seem to have a strong avoiding culture, which can best be investigated with a specific change in TKI instructions. Instead...

By Ralph Kilmann
7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation author.

7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation

I’ve recently been helping some parents think through how and when to talk to their children about their divorce.  Here...

By Joy Rosenthal
Beware of Email Agreements! author.

Beware of Email Agreements!

The American Bar Association published a story warning us all to be careful about settling by email. It recited the...

By Phyllis Pollack
Will You or the Conflict Be Something You’ll Laugh at Some Day? author.

Will You or the Conflict Be Something You’ll Laugh at Some Day?

It’s somewhat counterintuitive to think and say we actually laugh at our interpersonal disputes! But, in my work as a...

By Cinnie Noble

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