Evaluative Mediation

Evaluative Mediations are now offered by many highly experienced family arbitrators and former Judges. This approach differs from the traditional interest based approach where a mediator focuses on the parties’ interests in reaching settlement. Rather, the mediator focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of each parties’ case. Evaluative Mediation can be useful even if the … Continued

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What is Family Mediation?

Family  Mediation is an assisted negotiation.  It is an alternative to trying to solve a conflict on your own. It is also an alternative to going to court.  Mediation is a process for problem solving. Settlement between two people in conflict is the ultimate goal. Family “Mediation is when two persons with a conflict sit … Continued

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5 Tips to Make Negotiation Work

Negotiation: How it works Negotiation occurs when two, or more,  parties communicate to resolve a problem.  It is based on the principle of “give and take”, and an assumption that both parties have equal decision making capabilities. People negotiate things every day.  When you barter the price for something you wish to buy, you are … Continued

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