Negotiation Checklist: 7 Basic Rules of Negotiation

Settlement Counsel

Are you looking for a negotiation checklist? We do a lot of our negotiation without much thought.  But getting good results takes forethought, preparation, discipline, organization, and knowledge.  To help prepare you for success, here are seven basic rules of negotiation: Rule #1: Always prepare for a negotiation Preparation and planning are critical for success …

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The Best Negotiation Books of 2024

The 10 Best Negotiation Books of 2020

Are you looking for the best negotiation books? Most people want to get what they desire and overcome obstacles. Here is where negotiation strategies can come into play. There are countless books about negotiation skills, but which is the best option? Learning to bargain is relatively easy with the right tools. Negotiating skills are essential, …

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What is Conflict Coaching? A Detailed Guide

Conflict Coaching

When an individual is facing a conflict and struggling to deal with it, conflict coaching may be an excellent opportunity to learn about conflict resolution and master skills to make resolving the conflict a more ascertainable goal. Conflict coaching is a one-on-one experience where a professional works with an individual to help them manage and …

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Emancipation in California: What You Need to Know

Emancipation in California

Emancipation in California is done through a comprehensive step-by-step process. In this article, we will describe the ways a minor can ask the courts to become legally emancipated and the ways that automatically grant a declaration of emancipation. What is the Emancipation of a Minor? Emancipation of a minor (CA Fam Code section 7002) refers …

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Bird Nesting Divorce: The Shuttle Parenting

Bird Nesting Divorce

Bird nesting divorce is a way that couples have sought to lessen the effects of divorce on their children.  Divorce is often a time of stress and change for both the couple and their children.  Often one of the changes that the couple needs to grow into is the separate living situations, which can often …

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Solve vs. Resolve: What’s the Difference?

solve vs resolve

Solve vs resolve-what is the difference? The words solve and resolve have similar meanings, and many people struggle to determine the difference between them.  Within the alternative dispute resolution world, these terms can be used interchangeably when talking about how a dispute ends; however, it brings up an interesting concept when evaluating how the difference …

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Scapegoat Theory: The Role of Prejudice

Scapegoat Theory

When blame is arbitrarily placed on a group, social psychology refers to this as the scapegoat theory or scapegoating. Throughout history, there have been examples of prejudice that has caused harm to targeted groups.  Scapegoating serves to remove the blame from oneself or society in general and place it on a more acceptable target in …

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Mediation vs. Litigation: What is the Difference

mediation vs litigation

When facing a legal dispute, one consideration that has to be made is whether to choose mediation vs litigation to settle it. Alternative dispute resolution such as mediation is less costly but there are many reasons to choose the litigation process. Comparing the two processes will often result in a lot of differences, and the …

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Real Estate Arbitration: A Quick Guide

Real Estate Arbitration

How to prepare for a real estate arbitration? When problems arise in buying or selling real estate, many participants have started to turn to real estate arbitration and mediation.  Buying and selling real estate is a big decision, whether it is a family home or a giant corporate center.  Negotiating and agreeing on a price …

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