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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.

November 28, 2021|

Negotiation Tactics to Get Past the No

I learned a little bit about negotiation tactics in early 2000. One of the things I realized was that I did not have to take no for an answer. The company where I worked decided to lay off the entire staff in California and relocate to the east coast.

November 2, 2021|

What Mediators Do In Mediations: The Amygdala Soother

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels The Amygdala I love talking about the amygdala. I love talking about it as much as kindergarten teachers love talking about the first day of kindergarten! Why [...]

September 21, 2021|

Financial Considerations When Contemplating Divorce

By Annette Brown, CDFA If you are considering divorce, you may have many financial considerations: Will I have enough money to live? What about the children’s expenses? What is Separate Property? How will we divide [...]

September 1, 2021|

Why Mediation After an Employment Investigation is so Important

Employment investigations happen when employees are unhappy with the ongoing work environment. It can also occur if something has occurred, which they feel is important to report. In these instances, the employer hires a third-party [...]

August 13, 2021|

Considerations for a Successful Transition to Single Life

During a divorce, what can you do to ensure that the person you no longer love or trust has no authority over your health care decisions or your assets? How do you ensure that your assets pass to your children and loved ones without your spouse’s interference?

August 4, 2021|

What is a Divorce Coach and How Can They Help Me?

Holly McClain, Divorce Coach WHAT’S A DIVORCE COACH? Divorce coaches come in all shapes and sizes, with various credentials and specialties. In general, a divorce coach supports clients who are going through a [...]

July 13, 2021|

Navigating Finances with a Co-Parent

Finances...it’s a top stressor even for married couples. As divorced co-parents...oh, boy. But even if your finance conversations are stressful or contentious now, don’t despair! This post will show you the steps to – even as a co-parent – find clarity, teamwork, and peace of mind!

April 10, 2021|

Best Mediators Fly in the Judgment-Free Zone

What makes a good mediator? There are several answers to this question. Firstly, the best mediators need to be great listeners. Ninety-five percent of their job is to actively listen. Mediators need to closely follow [...]

March 26, 2021|

Negotiating Tips

You probably don’t realize how often you are engaged in a negotiation. If you have children, you negotiate with them constantly. In a relationship, you negotiate who does what chores, vacation destinations, the budget for [...]

February 27, 2021|