Recently I had a client ask me, “How do we say to our friends we’re getting a divorce?”
This article discusses the importance of sticking your neck out during conflict.
My last mediation of 2020 was for a prenuptial agreement, and to me it was kind of a sign of hope for the year to come.
Adversarial ethics, or the ethics of competition, are an unfortunately overlooked field of moral philosophy.
A Tale of Two Pilots: A comparison of civil justice innovation in New York State and England & Wales
Two recent announcements of pilot programs on either side of the Atlantic bring in to sharp focus steps being taken to bust the Backlog of civil cases in two jurisdictions.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) plays a major part in negotiation.
New CIPD research suggests that more than four in 10 LGBT+ employees have experienced workplace conflict in the past year.
In most marriages there is a marital home/the kids' childhood home and it’s often the largest asset--and the largest source of conflict.
This article looks at how to prevent violent conflicts, especially while quarantined.
Litigation often is extremely stressful for clients, and the process aggravates feelings of loss and grief, which interfere with their ability to negotiate effectively and reach agreements.
One of the questions I used to get asked most often by my clients was whether I was married, and until recently, the answer to that had always been no, which then often their follow-up question was, are you ever going to get married?
At the beginning of a new year, it seems a good time to look back on some of the common excuses, sorry, reasons, for refusing to mediate that occasionally continue to circulate especially in litigated cases.
In court, a lawyer’s role may be likened that of the client’s champion, and in most cases they represent their clients with great focus and passion.
By the time Lee visited HR to request a mediation, he was frustrated and mad.
Valentine’s Day; the most romantic day of the year. Some love it, some hate it, but you cannot deny that Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love, affection, adoration, chocolates, and flowers.
They say that in real estate the key is “location, location, location.” It could certainly be argued that in mediation the parallel is “Timing, timing, timing.”
I’m about to teach a bit on interviewing and counseling and am using a fun video on different types of questions courtesy of my nieces.
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution opened its 2021 Annual Meeting Wednesday afternoon with remarks from CNN’s chief political correspondent, Dana Bash.
As a current mediator who has for years also been litigation counsel representing clients in mediation, I have noticed that there may sometimes be a disconnect between what mediators and litigators each expect from mediation and from each other.
It’s a common mistake for divorcing spouses to confuse mediation with couple’s therapy.
Fear of rejection can inhibit ones possibilities to reach full potential in life and in the mediation room. Based on an experiment of actively seeking rejection, what can a mediator learn from the connection between conflict and rejection?
Too commonly I hear the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi referred to as partnership, protection and participation.
When you go to court, lawyers are determined that their client should win at any cost because not only is their client’s wishes at stake, but so are their own reputations.
Working with egos and emotions is considered an obvious task for a Mediator and this responsibility is heightened when the parties involved are high profile individuals or global brands.
Nina Meierding discusses her training on implicit bias, and what we can do to become "bias aware."
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