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Using Trusts for Charitable Giving in Your Estate
Estate Planning

Using Trusts for Charitable Giving in Your Estate

Estate planning is not just about passing on your assets to loved ones; it’s also an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy through charitable giving. One effective and flexible tool for incorporating philanthropy into your estate plan is the trust. Trusts provide a

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5 Active Listening Skills for More Successful Negotiations
Mediation

5 Active Listening Skills for More Successful Negotiations

During negotiation, when conflicting views and emotions often take center stage, the power of active listening emerges as a key tool to achieve resolution and understanding. The act of truly listening—actively and empathetically—can make all the difference in the success of alternative methods

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What Disputes Benefit from Mediation?
Mediation

What Disputes Benefit from Mediation?

In the dynamic world of business, disputes can be a common occurrence, whether they stem from contractual disagreements, workplace conflicts, or other issues. When disagreements arise, it’s essential to consider the most effective and efficient way to resolve them.  Mediation, a negotiation process

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Your Rights During Mediation in California
Mediation

Your Rights During Mediation in California

Mediation can be used to resolve conflicts large and small, personal and commercial. However, the average person is much less familiar with mediation than alternatives like litigation, which can lead to misconceptions. For example, you may hesitate to consider mediation if you believe

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In the News: How Mediation Can Address Labor Disputes
Mediation

In the News: How Mediation Can Address Labor Disputes

Labor disputes have been in the news all summer. From businesses and industries voting to unionize to existing unions going on strike to massive employment class action lawsuits being certified, there have been new examples of how workplace disputes boil over every week. 

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How to Prepare for a Successful Mediation
Mediation

How to Prepare for a Successful Mediation

Mediation is more than just a single meeting. It is a structured process that involves preparation and communication to achieve the best results.  In fact, preparation is often more important for mediation than other negotiation types. Being well-prepared makes it easier to explain

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