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Impact of Unresolved Conflict in the Workplace
Mediation

Impact of Unresolved Conflict in the Workplace

Whenever multiple people work together toward the same goal, conflict is inevitable. It’s natural for people to disagree about how to accomplish tasks or what should be prioritized. As organizations grow, the opportunities for disputes increase.  Conflict on its own is not a

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What Makes Business Mediation Successful?
Business And Commercial Law

What Makes Business Mediation Successful?

If your organization is considering adding mediation to its dispute resolution toolkit, you’re on the path to making your business run more smoothly. However, if you’ve never participated in business mediation before, you probably have questions.  At the Law Offices of Denise Eaton

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Aggressive Negotiation in Mediation: Can It Hurt Your Claim?
Mediation

Aggressive Negotiation in Mediation: Can It Hurt Your Claim?

There are many philosophies regarding the most effective negotiation techniques. Some people recommend an aggressive approach, while others prefer collaborating with their negotiation partners.  Aggressive negotiation techniques include making extreme demands, setting hard deadlines, using aggressive language, and issuing ultimatums. In contrast, collaborative

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Enforcing Mediation Agreements: Are They Binding?
Mediation

Enforcing Mediation Agreements: Are They Binding?

One of the biggest benefits of mediation is that it allows parties with a dispute to voluntarily negotiate a solution. However, some people assume that, since mediation agreements are voluntary, they are not binding. This is simply not true.  Mediation is valuable because

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Estate planning tips if you have a blended family

Blended families are families with children from multiple marriages or relationships. This type of family has a number of unique estate planning considerations that California residents should consider. Having an updated will It is especially important for blended families to have an up-to-date

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