“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.
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.
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.
As a freshly minted lawyer, I came to a realization within a few months of joining the workforce - my very expensive university education prepared me for only half the battle.
The very touching Netflix movie, Marriage Story, provides an unusually realistic depiction of divorce dynamics.
(1/03/20)F. Peter Phillips
Peter Kaskell died on December 12, 2019. He was a dear friend whom I met at the CPR Institute and who taught me not just the delicate arts of demand-led commercial dispute management, but the even more delicate arts of humility, service and attention to others’ needs.
While mediating, I try to support parties in making their own choices about how they participate in the conversation.
Between 2008 and 2009, 35 employees of France Télécom committed suicide.
“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.
(12/27/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
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.
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.
(12/24/19)Peter Adler, Louis Chang
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.
This article discusses six options that are successful ways of sharing time with children over the holidays.
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?
(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.
(12/12/19)Natalie J. Armstrong, Louise Phipps Senft
By creating a space for change, Louise helps people get back on track so they can work more successfully with their advisors.
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The capacity for forgiveness runs deep in our genes.