At an Impasse? Try Mediation to Resolve Tough Issues

A friend recently expressed a great deal of frustration to me, saying he had already spent thousands of dollars on legal fees in a messy divorce with no end in sight. Given that few civil litigation cases go to trial — the vast majority end in negotiated...

Alternative Procedures Can Beat Negotiation Impasse

“It came down to $10,000, and this was a small amount relative to the size of the deal. But there was some ego involved, and we both wanted it,” this client told me. “What did you do?” I asked. “We flipped a coin, with the winner taking the $10,000.” Was this a good...