This article highlights the impact of COVID-19 on face to face mediation as social distancing is encouraged. It also discusses other instances when mediators need to stay away from the mediation process such as when they are physically tired or when they face psychological or mental issues.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and everybody home, Internet becomes the highway of contact with the world. And, in mediation, mass transmigration to ODR.
Do you want to help a team or group improve patterns of dealing with conflict? This article includes resources to help you lead a rich learning experience on conflict styles.
This article addresses how our brain reacts when we feel understood versus when we don’t feel understood.
We need to keep in mind that everyone is having a tough time and treat them with kindness.
There are all sorts of reasons why relationships break up, and when a couple is in crisis it’s easy to turn on the other person and point the finger of blame.
As good financial management skills serve as a blueprint for success, bad money management habits may force you into bigger conflicts in the future.
Stay at home orders have been issued, work and schools have closed down, everyone is home together. So now what?
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.