What Commercial Mediators Can Learn From Divorce Mediation

What Commercial Mediators Can Learn from Divorce Mediation

By Kristofer Michaud Family mediation evolved separately from civil and commercial mediation because it addressed specific needs and concerns, and faced different challenges. Unlike in civil mediation, where the subject of mediation can be any claim traditionally litigated in tort or contract, family mediation deals chiefly with dividing marital assets, determining child custody and visitation, …

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Negotiation in Practice at Camp David Summit

Israeli Palestine Conflict

By Ali Arif Introduction The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is one of the longest running disputes in modern history.  It is a very complex issue which can be traced back to ancient times.  The issue can be analyzed from a geopolitical, religious, cultural, military, diplomatic as well as countless other angles.  However, this paper will focus on …

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Pointed Finger Mediation

Pointed Finger Mediation

By Bill Eddy One day I was meeting with a husband and wife for their second or third divorce mediation session. They were high-powered, both in upper management positions. I thought that their family mediation would be like a business meeting. But no! At the beginning of this session, the husband leans over shaking his …

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The Healing Power of Reconciliation Moving Past Divorce

The Healing Power of Reconciliation Moving Past Divorce

By Dina Haddad After separation and during the divorce process, you likely have become angry, resentful, and hostile towards your spouse. When our relationships become threatening, such as a damaged marriage relationship, we protect ourselves by forming a negative image of the other person. This negative image helps us live on with our lives, without …

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Grievances

Grievances

When a union laborer feels that their employer violates their contract, they often face the process of filing a grievance. Unfortunately, this process can often feel overwhelming and discouraging in workplaces, so many instances go unreported. For this reason, this article attempts to explain the grievance process to better aid laborers in the steps to …

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What Happens After An Appeal Is Granted?

What Happens After An Appeal Is Granted?

Your appeal was successful. Now what? You have been fighting with your former business partner for more than five years now. It has taken a great deal of time, money, and energy. You were shocked when the trial court ruled against you. It was a difficult decision to commit further resources to an appeal. Fortunately, …

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Justice vs. Fairness and the World of ADR

Justice vs. Fairness

Justice and fairness are words that have found their way to the front of our minds this year in the United States.  The country has been facing increased calls for justice and fairness for all Americans, regardless of the color of their skin or other characteristics.  As the year has continued, many people have had …

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What is an Insurance Dispute? 

Insurance Dispute

A common question in insurance issues concerns what an insurance dispute is and if it fits their situation.  Dealing with insurance can often be a pain, and when an insurance claim goes wrong, people may wonder how to recover from the denial or other agreement that does not match what the policyholder hoped for.  Insurance …

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Collaborative Law vs Mediation

Collaborative Law vs Mediation

Collaborative Law vs Mediation: what should you pick? Amy and Bob Cromwell married ten years ago and have three children.  The spark between them died years ago.  They work together in the family business, Cromwell’s Crackers. After some painful conversations, they have decided to divorce. The Cromwells do not want lengthy and contentious litigation that …

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Same Sex Custody Cases

Same Sex Custody Cases

While the rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry were expanded by the Supreme Court in 2015, there are still many issues when it comes to same-sex custody cases.  Cases, where the parents of a child are of the same gender, can have a variety of unique issues that the Courts will have to …

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