Structural Barriers to Good Communication and Agreement

Structural Barriers to Communication - ADR Times

Communication is an important part of any workplace or group setting, and a key component of reaching agreements.  When communication is healthy, a workplace or group can be productive and reach its objective.  When communication breaks down, other aspects of the workplace begin to fall apart as well.  In some cases, communication breaks down as …

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Defining Partiality

Defining Partiality

How to define partiality? Within the alternative dispute resolution sphere, the word partiality, or more commonly impartiality, is used often, but for some new to the field, it can be difficult to define.  I t often feels like a type of action that would normally be easily identifiable, but in the world of alternative dispute …

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Advantages and Disadvantages of ADR

Advantages and Disadvantages of ADR

When considering whether to use alternative dispute resolution to settle a dispute, the parties may consider the advantages and disadvantages of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Alternative dispute resolution can be an excellent opportunity to resolve a dispute without the time and money required by the litigation process. However, alternative dispute resolution is not the best …

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Divorce Mediation Cost – Ultimate Guide

divorce mediation cost

Divorce mediation cost It is important to understand divorce mediation costs when considering divorce mediation.  divorce mediation process can be a difficult and confusing and one that you pay a lot for. Divorce mediation cost are important to understand and consider, especially because divorce mediation is often presented as the cheaper option. This is not …

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Odds of Winning Summary Judgment

Odds of winning summary judgment

The cost of moving, the odds of winning, and the risks of losing. Summary judgment is a pre-trial, usually late-discovery or post-discovery motion in which the moving party or parties seek a ruling that the admissible evidence shows there is “no triable issue of material fact” in dispute, judgment, and therefore no reason for a …

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Meaning of confrontational in dispute resolution

Confrontational meaning

When learning about conflict and dispute resolution, it can be difficult to understand the definition of “confrontational.”  Everyone will have their ideas of what confrontation is and its uses, particularly dependent on their own conflict style and how it responds to confrontation.  Some people will argue that a confrontation is a valuable tool in a …

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Can You Back Out of a Settlement Agreement? Legal Advice

Can You Back Out of a Settlement Agreement? Legal Advice

Can you back out of a settlement agreement if you have changed your mind?  Evaluation of the risks of litigation and candid discussions of the possible strength of opponents’ arguments and the weakness of one’s own may make it seem as if everyone is against you.  The gulf between initial expectations and final settlement can be …

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Business Communication Strategy: Communicate Effectively

Business communication strategy

Business communication strategies are vital to ensuring effective communication between a business and its audience. Communication is essential to any business, regardless of the product or service. Poor communication within the business can lead to many issues for the business, both from employees and consumers or clients alike. Understanding how to effectively communicate with a …

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What is an Amicable Divorce?

Amicable Divorce

What is an amicable divorce? When a divorce process is inevitable, a couple may begin to evaluate the options they have to resolve their divorce inexpensively and as cooperatively as possible. This question will especially crop up when the parties are on good terms with one another but need to separate their lives.  An amicable divorce …

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Binding Mediation (Med-Arb): Affordable Dispute Resolution

Binding mediation combines elements of mediation and arbitration to help parties resolve disputes effectively and efficiently.  Binding mediation, often called mediation-arbitration or med-arb, is a process where the parties to a dispute agree to submit the dispute to mediation, but if an agreement cannot be reached, the mediator will then become an arbitrator and issue …

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