Difficult Emotions During Divorce
Going through a divorce can trigger difficult emotions. You may be wondering how to manage difficult emotions better. Are you having thoughts about how no one will ever want you, there’s something wrong with you, [...]
Why Use a Parenting Coach?
Did you ever wonder why use a parenting coach? People may not understand that during times of crisis a parenting coach might be beneficial. Instead, you might turn to a therapist to help you process [...]
Hiring a Negotiation Coach
Perhaps you never even considered hiring a negotiation coach. You are a pretty strong communicator, so why would you need one? Think of hiring a negotiation coach like hiring a personal trainer. If you stop [...]
How to Apply Mediation Techniques to Everyday Life on the Negotiate Anything Podcast
In this episode, Alice Shikina, a Negotiation Coach & Divorce Mediator, discusses how to negotiate and have difficult conversations about subtexts in negotiations. In it we discuss; 1. How to close sales better 2. How [...]
A Loan Assumption in a Divorce
Should you Consider a Loan Assumption? If you’re in a divorce process or considering it, one of the most challenging issues is dealing with the house. The house is the biggest financial asset and obligation [...]
How to Handle Finances During a Divorce
Finances during a divorce can become a very embattled conversation. Whether you are considering a divorce or are already in the middle of the process, most of my clients would say there are two typical categories of concerns that are their primary focus...
Why Divorce Planning Should Include an Estate Plan
One of things I ask people when they approach me about mediation is whether they have an estate plan. Surprisingly, most people do not. Furthermore, many are not clear about why they should have one, to begin with. If you own a home or have children, you should definitely put together your estate plan.
Negotiation Skills Training: It will change how you negotiate everything
Do you get sweaty palms or an increased heartbeat just by thinking about negotiating something? Or are you a seasoned negotiator who loves to broker deals? Whether you are a novice at negotiating, never negotiate [...]
Divorce Mediator vs Lawyer
Divorce mediator vs lawyer? When people contact me, a divorce mediator, I am their first stop in their divorce process. Most of the time, it is their first divorce, so they have a very steep [...]
Child Custody Mediation – Resolving the Co-Parenting Schedule
Once people are divorced or separated, the biggest source of contention is negotiating the co-parenting schedule. This is also known as child custody. Even if parents agree that they would like to share 50/50 custody, [...]
Co-Parenting and Child Custody: Negotiation Strategies for the Holidays
When divorced parents share custody of their children, they will go through years of negotiating various holidays, birthdays, and vacations. Depending on how amicable the relationship is, the negotiations may be simple or they may [...]
Five Tips for Clear Communication
These five tips for clear communication can help you navigate your way through a family gathering without getting stuck in conflict. For most people, the holidays can be a time of anxiety. Family gatherings can cause people stress if communication is an issue among family members.