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Calming Upset People With EAR

By Bill Eddy | Empathy, attention and respect are the opposite of what you feel like giving someone when he or she is upset and is verbally attacking YOU, but they are what works. People who are very upset generally cannot think well or negotiate constructively. With empathy, attention, and respect, you can help them calm down.

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So Much Polarization

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D. | All these political issues that have become (or continued to be) polarized can be understood within the same conceptual frame as we understand our high conflict divorce cases.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Supports Mediation

By Michael J. Dwyer and Susan A. Hansen | Wisconsin will permit mediators who are lawyers to draft and file all legal documents required to implement mediated agreements on behalf of both parties. Families will benefit from this step.

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How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

By Michael Aurit, JD, MDR | Find a well-trained, experienced mediator who devotes much of his/her time to divorce mediation and will help you understand your financial decisions and keep your kids in the forefront.

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Prenups Don’t Scream Romance

By Amanda Singer | Prenuptial agreements (prenups) don’t scream romance — probably the last thing that you want to think about when planning a wedding — but smart folks create them.

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