Five Stages of Mediation – Introduction

An Introduction to The Five Stages of Mediation

What are the 5 stages of mediation? Let’s take a look. Jim and John had been successful design partners for six years. The business had grown from the two of them to twelve engineers. Now Jim wanted to accept an acquisition offer, but John wanted to expand while they could buy new buildings cheaply.  If …

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10 Best Mediation Books of All Time

Mediation is a topic with profound implications. Therefore, it is imperative to understand how the mediation process works and how it can benefit a person’s life. Two loved ones quarreling can be complicated, but even something as simple as two coworkers arguing can be challenging to deal with every day. Hence, learning how to use …

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Top 10 Best Arbitration Books Every Arbitrator Should Read

Arbitration is a process whereby impartial adjudicators – arbitrators, resolve a clash between individuals or groups. The decisions or the arbitral awards that the adjudicator arrives at, are final and binding on the parties. In contrast to mediation where the mediator facilitates negotiations between parties; in arbitration, the neutral arbitrator(s) has the authority to make a binding decision about the dispute. Whether you’re a student of dispute resolution, or the law, a practitioner, or a party to a dispute, there are plenty of books available to learn more about arbitration. 

Anger Masks Emotions in Mediation

Famed psychologist Paul Ekman calls anger one of the six basic emotions. He notes that its expression is universal across cultures. Even as infants, we instinctively recognize and react to its presence in those around us. According to Ekman, anger originates when an important goal is frustrated, or someone tries to hurt us or someone we feel responsible for, physically or psychologically. Under this definition, anger is a response to threatening external stimuli, which is often accompanied by a desire to hurt the source of the anger producing events.

The 10 Best Negotiation Books of 2021

Most people want to get what they desire, which is where negotiating can come into play. There are countless books about negotiation out there, but which one is the best option? Learning to bargain is quite easy with the right tools. Whether it’s for business, your personal life, or something else, negotiating skills are essential. …

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The Art of War in the Kingdom of Probate

Of the contested matters pending in the probate courts in California, perhaps one in a hundred will be decided through a trial. The rest will be decided through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. As reflected by these figures, going to trial has become the alternative, and ADR, with its many facets, has become the norm.

Navigating the Emotional Stages of Divorce

Divorce is accompanied by a myriad of emotions, big and small. While each divorce stirs up different emotions depending on the individual situation, there are some similarities in the stages that people will go through as a divorce is approaching and carried through. These emotions are often broken up into six stages—disillusionment, dissatisfaction, decision, initiation, …

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