Negotiating with Millennials – How to Overcome Cultural Differences in Communication – PON – Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

This aspect of diversity and cultural sensitivity came up last week at the FDRIO mediation panel at the trainer’s conference.  Lots of lively discussion.

Source: Negotiating with Millennials – How to Overcome Cultural Differences in Communication – PON – Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

7 Essential Money Questions Sure to Start a Conversation

For those of us who provide financial mediation for separating clients, this NYT article offers some great questions to help focus the discussion on money and values around money.

Source: 7 Essential Money Questions Sure to Start a Conversation

Never Too Old to Hurt From Parents’ Divorce – The New York Times

Adult children are affected by the divorce of their parents.  All the more reason to choose mediation or collaboration no matter what age or stage of life.  

Source: Never Too Old to Hurt From Parents’ Divorce – The New York Times

Unhitched: The Same Arguments, Then Finally a New Direction – The New York Times

Advice from “grey divorce” couple after 30 years of marriage- when you separate, don’t play the “blame game”, stay civil and treat each other well.  This is an interesting story of how a couple met, how they lived their lives together and then how they lived their lives apart.  A strong endorsement for mediation where they chose civility over money.

Source: Unhitched: The Same Arguments, Then Finally a New Direction – The New York Times

Is Divorce Bad for Children? – Scientific American

Kids whose parents fight a lot before separation recover after separation and are better off away from the conflict. Kids whose parents have a high conflict divorce take a lot longer to adjust.  Otherwise, kids who experience a separation that is low conflict recover well after the initial impact.

Source: Is Divorce Bad for Children? – Scientific American