Right now, we are adjusting to an entirely new set of parameters for our lives.
In some research I did a few years ago, I found that the initial altercation or even a set of circumstances that started tension between many people can begin a trajectory that escalates over time (even if no external conflict occurs).
One of the latest blog posts from the Harvard Negotiation Project notes the importance of understanding body language in negotiations.
This month, I spoke with Howard Herman, Director of the ADR Program for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, to learn about his favorite ADR resource.
Whether it is a minor slip of the tongue or an entire foot in the mouth, either can lead to some uncomfortable moments followed by the instinct to explain what was “really meant.”
“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin.
“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” Roy Disney
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.
“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.
By creating a space for change, Louise helps people get back on track so they can work more successfully with their advisors.
Recently, a divorced parent asked me my opinion on how to go about giving holiday gifts to her children.
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.
Thanksgiving is in a few days, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!
Is it an interruption or a cultural difference?
Being at peace within ourselves, interacting peacefully, caring about peace, looking peaceful and engendering peace.
As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.
Join Henry as he shares his Himalayan motorcycle adventure through pictures and video as well as what he learned about identity, connection, and dialogue.
RSI Publishes Report on Improving Pre-Mediation Screening for Intimate Partner Violence through Proposed Online Tool
Over the past year, RSI has been working on a project researching and exploring whether and how an online tool could improve the frequency and competency with which mediators screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) prior to mediation.
It happens, at times, that we get in our own way when a conflict erupts or is about to.
Having mature, self-aware conversations takes a good level of skills – what we call Conversational Intelligence.
I was watching the news recently when a segment came on about a California couple who co-hosted a Divorce Party. Now this had my attention!
It is funny how sometimes the stars align to suddenly highlight an issue that was nowhere in my conscious brain before then.
The anchoring effect is a form of bias in favor of the first piece of information we hear during a negotiation, often the other person’s goal.