Now Offering: Parenting Facilitation Services

For those interested in parenting facilitation or parenting coordination, let it be known that last fall, Children in the Middle (Aaron Robb and Bradley Craig) put me through their boot camp and certified me as qualified to offer these services. For the unfamiliar,...

Litigation Consulting

Dr. J is involved in a high-conflict divorce. He has a modest but somewhat complex estate, two children of his marriage, one from a prior relationship, a wife who is mad as a fire ant, and a lawyer he is not sure about. His lawyer talks a lot, schedules a lot of long...

Tips for Mediators

Use pre-mediation telephone conferences. This is a great opportunity to establish rapport, or identify conflicts. It will help prepare you for what lies ahead, and preparation is a key element of success in any venture.Don’t insist on a joint session. Let the...

Never Split the D – Ch 1

Voss begins Never Split the Difference with a great anecdote about his going to Harvard, the Mecca of Negotiation study, armed with his own theories, which have been tested in real time. He is immediately confronted by Robert Mnookin, director of the Harvard...

Post-Divorce Receivers

Two drafting tips for my colleagues: Tip #1: Re drafting orders appointing receivers to sell real estate after divorce: In a post-divorce case, when it becomes necessary to appoint a receiver, the best practice is for the order to require that the receiver sell the...