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Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce author.

Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce

Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce When a couple is faced with separation, one of the most challenging decisions is...

By Marian Grande
Mastering Moments as Mediators author.

Mastering Moments as Mediators

“I master the moment, or the moment will master me.” ~ Gandhi  Maroon lockers line the high school hallways. I...

By Clare Fowler
The Last Question author.

The Last Question

I do a lot of interviewing, whether that’s at the beginning of a coaching relationship or during the interview process of...

By Maria Simpson
An Apology: Was It Really? author.

An Apology: Was It Really?

The Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 27, 2022, was more than just entertaining: it provided an important lesson on...

By Phyllis Pollack
Did Will Smith Have an Amygdala Hijack? author.

Did Will Smith Have an Amygdala Hijack?

That is what psychologist Daniel Goleman has described as the fight or flight response.  The amygdala, a tiny almond shaped...

By Joy Rosenthal
A Lesson Learned! author.

A Lesson Learned!

Last week, I conducted a lemon law mediation which highlighted a very valuable lesson. People need to be heard, acknowledged,...

By Phyllis Pollack
Negotiation 101: What Parties Should Know About Negotiations at the Mediation Table author.

Negotiation 101: What Parties Should Know About Negotiations at the Mediation Table

INTRODUCTION For many, especially those new to the process of settling legal disputes, negotiations across the mediation table are like...

By Sheldon Stark
Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving author.

Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving

I was recently nominated by my brothers to tell my 90-year-old father that it was time to stop driving. The...

By Janet Chance
Organizational or Interpersonal Conflict? author.

Organizational or Interpersonal Conflict?

If there’s a disagreement at work, what difference does it make whether it’s organizational or interpersonal? And what’s the difference...

By Maria Simpson
Lawyers’ Math and Mediation author.

Lawyers’ Math and Mediation

Legend has it that a judge once stated aloud, “the older a case gets the less valuable it becomes” (to...

By Donald Cripe
[PODCAST] Reflecting on the Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Alternative Dispute Resolution author.

[PODCAST] Reflecting on the Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Stephen Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D., and Hon. Lynn Duryee (Ret.) weigh in on how to differentiate...

By Lynn Duryee
Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice author.

Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice

This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration...

By Jennifer Shack
Cookie: When Trust is Absent author.

Cookie: When Trust is Absent

In a Parable of Trust, I discussed how our dog- Buddy- has come to trust us so much that my husband...

By Phyllis Pollack
How Was Your Mediation Experience? Reflections from Clients author.

How Was Your Mediation Experience? Reflections from Clients

Periodically we want you to hear directly from our clients about their mediation experience. Did it “work”? Well, yes the...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Mediation is about Necessary Endings- Constructal Law author.

Mediation is about Necessary Endings- Constructal Law

Every ending is just a new beginning. We just don’t know it at the time.  Mediators inhabit this strange world...

By Greg Rooney
A Conversation with People who Don’t Want to be Vaccinated author.

A Conversation with People who Don’t Want to be Vaccinated

Our country, and the world in general, is divided. There are many lines of division and the fragmentation is becoming...

By Milan Slama
How To Have a Successful Mediation! author.

How To Have a Successful Mediation!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackThe last mediation I conducted in 2021 did not result in a resolution. There...

By Phyllis Pollack
Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce? author.

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce?

Published by Advanced Mediation Solutions.At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates....

By Roseann Vanella
How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation – Video author.

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation – Video

Have you been wanting to up-level your negotiation skills and wondering how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation...

By Bob Bordone

Being Nice Helps

Civil and Dignified Divorce by Martin Rosenfeld, JDIn the Fall 2021 issue of “Family Lawyer Magazine”, an interview appears with...

By Martin Rosenfeld
Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations author.

Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalI read an article recently by McKinley Valentine about conversational styles for first dates or...

By Lorraine Segal
[PODCAST] The Divided Community Project’s Commitment to Community Change Through Dispute Resolution author.

[PODCAST] The Divided Community Project’s Commitment to Community Change Through Dispute Resolution

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleIn this podcast, JAMS neutral Michael Lewis; Carl Smallwood, executive director of the Divided Community...

By Michael Lewis
Further Reflections on the last 525,600 minutes (x 2)! author.

Further Reflections on the last 525,600 minutes (x 2)!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackIn December 2020. I posted the following blog. Little did we all know then,...

By Phyllis Pollack
“Hearing” the Other Side in Employment Mediations author.

“Hearing” the Other Side in Employment Mediations

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleWhy do some employment mediations get off to a bad start? Abby Silverman: Sometimes it is...

By Abby Silverman
To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case author.

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case There are many benefits of using mediation in your child...

By Ben Coltrin
Essential Tips for a Successful Oil and Gas Mediation author.

Essential Tips for a Successful Oil and Gas Mediation

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleAs the oil and gas industry continues to evolve, oil and gas companies will no...

By Karen Brown Willcutts
4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Divorce Mediation Process author.

4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Divorce Mediation Process

Originally published on https://advancedmediationsolutions.netDivorce mediation has great advantages over the aggressive and unpredictable process of divorce litigation. Mediation gives you...

By Roseann Vanella

The Challenges Women Face at Work and How Mediation Can Help

Women face many challenges in the workplace. In recent years, society has been making positive progress towards gender equality in...

By Kate Sheppard
Changing Hearts, Minds, and Behavior around Conflict author.

Changing Hearts, Minds, and Behavior around Conflict

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine Segal Before I start teaching a course or workshop about conflict management, I always tell...

By Lorraine Segal
Your Gut Instincts and Conflict author.

Your Gut Instincts and Conflict

Conflict Management Coaching Blog by Cinnie NobleMany of us have fine-tuned instincts that help guide us through challenges we face...

By Cinnie Noble

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