Unmarried Couple with Child Splitting Up

Unmarried Couple with Child Splitting Up

Determining custody for an unmarried couple with a child splitting up requires a lot of consideration. In some ways, when an unmarried couple separates, the process is simpler than it is for married couples. A divorcing married couple has to separate their assets and property and has to inform the court of each of the …

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What is Business Litigation?

business litigation

Business litigation is the process of presenting issues with business and corporate entities to the courts and arguing on behalf of business entities in court.  There are a variety of topics that may be the subject of business litigation, and many business litigation lawyers are experts in one of these areas.  These litigation disputes can …

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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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Responding to the Types of Workplace Conflict

Types of Workplace conflict

The types of workplace conflict are universal, but the conflict resolution steps vary.  When conflicts arise, these workplace conflicts can result in decreased productivity and interfere with the culture of the team, the general work environment, or the company as a whole. Conflict in the workplace needs to be addressed quickly and efficiently to ensure …

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Mastering the Art of Competitive Negotiation

Competitive Negotiation

Have you ever considered why the competitive negotiation style is sometimes a better option than other negotiation styles like the collaborative negotiation style or the compromising negotiation style? Negotiation is a critical skill in both personal and professional life. In the business world, one common form of negotiation is competitive negotiation. It’s an approach where …

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Integrative Negotiation: Understanding and Implementing the Style

Integrative Negotiation

While it is not a new concept, integrative negotiation is a tool that may feel new to some negotiators. When negotiations are starting to fall apart and the parties seem to be making little progress toward an agreement, taking an integrative approach to negotiation may help the parties find common ground or a place where …

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Hostage Negotiator Training

Most of us have only been exposed to hostage negotiations through movies and television shows, but the reality of the practice can only be experienced when we enter hostage negotiation training. Hostage negotiators, also known as crisis negotiators or a crisis negotiation team, are the first responders called in hostage situations or other difficult situations …

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Limits of Confidentiality

limits of confidentiality

While many of the legal and other professional fields love to highlight the benefits of confidentiality, many of them fail to point out the limits of confidentiality.  Understanding these limits is a vital aspect of sharing your information and keeping your information confidential. Without a clear understanding of when confidentiality will not apply and confidentiality …

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Privacy vs Confidentiality: What is the Difference?

Privacy vs Confidentiality

Privacy and confidentiality are words that are used often and interchangeably in the legal and dispute resolution world, yet there are key differences between the terms that are important to understand.  Just what these differences are and how they affect information is a concept that is sometimes overlooked when engaging in a legal dispute.  Many legal and alternative dispute …

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