Whether you are participating in a business transaction or dispute resolution. If you plan on having a continued relationship with the person on the other side, it is imperative that you understand the principles of negotiation. I deal with small business owners looking to grow their business, or needing to resolve an issue with a… Read More Similar Negotiation Skills Needed in Business and Family Disputes
One of my favorite quotes from the book E-Myth by Michael Gerber is: Every Business is a Family Business. Whether a business officially employs individuals from the family or not, the business is a family business. At some point the family members, even the individuals outside the business or not directly influencing day-to-day operations, may… Read More Favorite Quote: Every Business is a Family Business
We are in the midst of 2017 resolutions for the new year. Everyone things for the old go-to resolutions of losing weight or eating better. Why not resolve to live a more flexible, less-stressful life? Have you ever made a plan and had things go terribly off track? Things just don’t go your way, or… Read More Being More Flexible and Adaptable in 2017!
One of the best books I’ve read on the subject of negotiation is Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury. They have gone on to write additional books and coordinated lectures on the topic, but for a quick read ( I think 150 pages or so) this book is the go to for… Read More Negotiation: Getting To Yes
I look at mediation as a great opportunity for parents! Litigation can result in unhappy parents with an agreement one or both cannot live up to. For individuals with time constraints, changing schedules (I think this describes most people!), and other people in their lives, mediation offers divorcing spouses the opportunity to customize the plans… Read More Why should I use Divorce Mediation?
The cost of mediation varies by the amount of time required to resolve a dispute. Civil (business) and family (family, divorce, probate) mediation require different processes and use different procedures. We provide mediation services to small businesses and individuals within our community. Prices and processes vary by location and mediator throughout the United States.… Read More How Much Does Mediation Cost?
Understand that mediation is an opportunity. If your dispute goes to trial a judge or jury will ultimately decide how you and the other party will proceed in the future. Mediation gives each party an opportunity to have a combined say in the outcome of their dispute. All mediation is voluntary. Even if you… Read More What Do I Need To Do To Prepare For Divorce Mediation?