What happens when you want to use mediation for divorce, but your spouse doesn’t? It’s a fairly common situation but not a hopeless one — so don’t give up before trying some tried and true strategies to bring them onboard. This article describes 7 common objections - and responses that may help bring your spouse to the negotiating table.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Zena Zumeta, long time mediator, trainer and former President of the Academy of Family Mediators, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.'
When a client is involved in a dispute, we must also develop the ability to evaluate the best next step, including whether settlement negotiation or mediation would best serve the client and how to advise the client on an appropriate value at which settlement would be better than ongoing dispute.
Divorce is a hard process and perhaps nobody knows this better than the children of divorced parents, who can find themselves caught up in a situation over which they have little control facing an uncertain future.
Most novice and experienced conflict mediators alike feel themselves viscerally tighten in the face of an impending impasse. However, current studies in neuroscience suggest that frustration can be useful in fomenting creative problem solving.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Tom Stipanowich, Co-Director of Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and former Director of CPR in New York, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
What is the common denominator in most organizational conflict? The leaders have not spent enough time and energy thinking about culture —that invisible glue
that holds organizations together and determines organizational effectiveness.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Howard Gadlin, Ombudsman and Director of the Center for Cooperative Resolution at the National Institutes of Health since 1999, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Ombuds offices have elevated and unique needs for managing personal and case information and for meeting other best practice standards. Caseload Manager now supports ombuds offices meeting these best practice case management standards.
Mediation has become a popular alternative to court proceedings, with mediators resolving disputes of all kinds there is still a significant amount of confusion about what is mediation and what can a mediator do for you.
This paper looks at the problem of diminishing access to family justice in British Columbia from a court users perspective, and the interplay of dispute system design and culture in terms of helps and hindrances to these innovation efforts.