• Law

Mediation for Estate Planners

Managing Family Conflict
Author: Susan N. Gary
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781634255479
Category: Law
Page: 315
View: 6861
This is an important resource for attorneys and related professionals to help their clients in resolving - and avoiding - disputes that occur in the estate planning process. Written by a team of experienced attorneys and mediators, Mediation for Estate Planners provides the fundamental knowledge and basic tools employ mediation within an estate planning practice. It provides practice-proven guidance on recommending mediation to clients, either at the planning stage or soon after a dispute surfaces, so that families may be able to resolve disagreements before entrenched positions are established. The book considers all relevant issues involving the use of mediation in an estate planning practice, including drafting mediation clauses for estate planning documents; using mediation to resolve probate and trust disputes; addressing family business succession; guardianship and conservatorship issues; using mediation in hospital settings when families face difficult end of life decisions; working through disputes between trustees and beneficiaries; and more.

    • Law

Estate and Trust Planning


Author: N.A
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 594
View: 1838
This practical guide to the law of donative transfers is a guide through the maze of terminology, rules, and policies raised by wealth transfers.

    • Law

Taxation and Funding of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation

A Complete Guide to Design and Implementation
Author: Michael G. Goldstein,Michael A. Swirnoff,William A. Drennan
Publisher: Aba Professional Education
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 329
View: 3389

    • Family & Relationships

Mom Always Liked You Best

A Guide for Resolving Family Feuds, Inheritance Battles and Eldercare Crises
Author: Rikk Larsen,Arline Kardasis,Crystal Thorpe,Blair Trippe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615480886
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 132
View: 6639
This book is a guide for families dealing with adult family conflict regarding eldercare issues including family property, estate planning, and inheritance issues. Intended to be a step-by-step guide and filled with many examples.

    • Business & Economics

The Partnership Charter

How To Start Out Right With Your New Business Partnership (or Fix The One You're In)
Author: David Gage
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786725267
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 3452
In The Partnership Charter, psychologist and business mediation expert David Gage offers a comprehensive guide to the art of establishing and maintaining a business partnership. The centerpiece of his approach is the Partnership Charter, a document that clearly outlines the goals, expectations, responsibilities, and relationships of the principals. The charter identifies potential sources of conflict and how they will be resolved, while addressing such sensitive issues as personal styles, values, money, and power. Illustrating every principle through engaging stories drawn from Gage's front-line experience consulting to business partners, as well as interviews with the founding partners of such successful businesses as Progressive Insurance Company and Manpower, Inc., The Partnership Charter dispels common myths and presents a practical framework for launching, building, and sustaining a thriving business partnership.

    • Law

The Financially Smart Divorce

Three Steps to Your Ideal Settlement and Financial Security in Your New Life
Author: J. A. Licciardello
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996211901
Category: Law
Page: 244
View: 3073
Divorce is the largest financial transaction you will make in your lifetime. You need more than information; you need a step-by-step path to follow.From preparation to recovery "The Financially Smart Divorce" guides you through the financial maze of divorce while providing essential knowledge on eighteen topics including child support, alimony, dividing and transferring assets, taxation, managing business interests, executive compensation issues, and much more. You will also learn how to:* Understand your family finances top-to-bottom* Create a powerful and focused negotiation game plan* Fully evaluate and compare financial proposals* Assess your final agreement before you sign* Implement your agreement and rebuild your financesPlus all the checklists, exercises, and planning tools contained in this book are available as a free download in "The Financially Smart Divorce Planner."

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Personal Conflict Management

Theory and Practice
Author: Suzanne Mccorkle,Melanie Reese
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315453797
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 344
View: 3454
Personal Conflict Management, 2nd edition details the common causes of conflict, showcases the theories that explain why conflict happens, presents strategies for managing conflict, and invites consideration of the risks of leaving conflict unsettled. This book also explores how gender, race, culture, generation, power, emotional intelligence, and trust affect how individuals perceive conflict and choose conflict tactics. Detailed attention is given to the role of listening and both competitive and cooperative negotiation tactics. Separate chapters explain how to deal with bullies and conflict via social media. The volume caps off its investigation of interpersonal conflict with chapters that: provide tools to analyze one’s conflicts and better choose strategic responses; examine the role of anger and apology during conflict; explore mediation technique; and evaluate how conflict occurs in different situations such as family, intimacy, work, and social media.

    • Law

Game Theory & the Transformation of Family Law

A New Bargaining Model for Attorneys and Mediators to Optimize Outcomes For
Author: Kenneth H. Waldron,Allan Koritzinsky
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1936268957
Category: Law
Page: 245
View: 6646
In this groundbreaking book, principles derived from game theory are applied to family law, an arena often plagued by bitterness and what appears to be irrational behavior. The principles of game theory—the scientific study of how and why people make decisions—lends itself to the practice of family law in our traditional divorce system, one that often leads to rational but self-defeating, sometimes destructive decision-making. The authors propose a new approach lawyers and mediators can use to: improve success rates optimize outcomes for both parties decrease conflict divide property determine custody arrangements establish constructive coparenting relationships Revolutionize your understanding of family law. Learn how utilizing the mathematical principles of game theory can help you, as a legal professional, to create enhanced outcomes for your clientsenhanced outcomes for your clients, their families, processes between attorneys, and your business. The whole family, and especially the children, will benefit.

    • Business & Economics

Deconstructing Conflict

Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power
Author: Doug Baumoel,Blaire Trippe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996425605
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 226
View: 9114
Based on the groundbreaking work of Doug Baumoel and Blair Trippe, Deconstructing Conflict helps enterprising families navigate the challenges of owning and managing together. Using The Conflict Equation methodology, the book deconstructs conflict into its component parts to arm family business stakeholders and advisors with cutting-edge thinking.

    • Business & Economics

The Mediation Handbook

Research, theory, and practice
Author: Alexia Georgakopoulos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317300696
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 414
View: 8289
The Handbook of Mediation gathers leading experts across fields related to peace, justice, human rights, and conflict resolution to explore ways that mediation can be applied to a range of spectrums, including new age settings, relationships, organizations, institutions, communities, environmental conflicts, and intercultural and international conflicts. The text is informed by cogent theory, state-of-the-art research, and best practices to provide the reader with a well-rounded understanding of mediation practice in contemporary times. Based on four signature themes—contexts; skills and competencies; applications; and recommendations—the handbook provides theoretical, applicable, and practical insight into a variety of key approaches to mediation. Authors consider modern conflict on a local and global scale, emphasizing the importance of identifying effective strategies, foundations, and methods to shape the nature of a mediation mindfully and effectively. With a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, the text complements the development of the reader’s competencies and understanding of mediation in order to contribute to the advancement of the mediation field. With a conversational tone that will welcome readers, this comprehensive book is essential reading for students and professionals wanting to learn a wide range of potential interventions for conflict.

    • Law

Resolving Disputes

Theory, Practice, and Law
Author: Jay Folberg,Dwight Golann,Thomas J. Stipanowich,Lisa A. Kloppenberg
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454877294
Category: Law
Page: 912
View: 3626
Resolving Disputes: Theory, Practice, and Law, Third Edition, features a logical four-part organization that covers negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and hybrid approaches, which prepares law students to represent clients in all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Drawing on the authors decades of experience as teachers, neutrals, and ADR trainers, this casebook provides vivid examples presented from headline cases, literature, and the authors files. In addition, it offers excerpts from other leading authors so that diverse ideas are juxtaposed on major issues. The text integrates coverage of law, ethics, and practice and interesting notes, thoughtful problems and provocative questions throughout the text illustrate the role of the attorney, the perspective of the client and practical challenges. Key Features: Retains the same popular format as previous editions while incorporating user recommendations. Updated and new excerpts from leading experts presenting different views on challenging topics. Fresh notes and examples from actual cases. Additional coverage on causes of conflict, heuristics, the role of emotions, and decision science. A single chapter now contrasts commercial, no-caucus and transformative mediation techniques. Completely revised arbitration section, features interesting new material and engaging exercises. Presents practical information on drafting arbitration agreements, selecting arbitrators, and procedures. Recent legislative and judicial developments in arbitration law, award enforcement, and fairness issues. New treatment of hybrid ADR and dispute systems design. The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. In order to receive access to the hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations found in the Examples & Explanations, you will need to purchase a new print casebook.

    • Political Science

Land in Conflict

Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes
Author: Sean Nolon,Ona Ferguson,Patrick Field
Publisher: Lincoln Inst of Land Policy
ISBN: 9781558442467
Category: Political Science
Page: 188
View: 3635
With years of professional experience and more than a decade of research sponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the authors, all associated with the Consensus Building Institute, have found that the mutual gains approach is a better way to manage the most challenging land use disputes. This approach is guided by core principles, follows a set of clear action steps, and is useful at different stages of land use decision making. It is different from, though not incompatible with, the required land use procedures. It is not a single process or technique; it draws from the fields of negotiation, consensus building, collaborative problem solving, alternative dispute resolution, public participation, and public administration. The result is a more public, collaborative process designed to tease out the range of interests and criteria, compare various alternatives, and determine which alternatives meet the most interests. Case studies from across the United States and Canada illustrate the principles and steps in the mutual gains approach.

    • Law

The Mediation Process

Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict
Author: Christopher W. Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421523
Category: Law
Page: 704
View: 4064
The Fourth Edition of a seminal work in the field of mediation and conflict resolution For almost thirty years, conflict resolution practitioners, faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Process as the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The most comprehensive book written on mediation, this text is perfect for new and experienced conflict managers working in any area of dispute resolution—family, community, employment, business, environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. This is the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has been expanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field. It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediation and help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance their working relationships. Includes expanded information on the latest approaches for providing mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the right strategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types of disputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice of intercultural and international mediation

Quick Review of Wills, Trusts, and Estates


Author: Jeffrey Pennell,Alan Newman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634602853
Category:
Page: 634
View: 9956
This book provides an outline and analysis of Wills, Trusts & Estates, convenient for class or exam preparation. In addition, It provides clear and concise explanations of legal concepts and terms, along with exam hints, strategies, and study tips. Topics covered include intestacy, will execution formalities and contest, revocation, will contracts, will substitutes, construction, restrictions on disinheritance, trust creation and operation, powers of appointment, future interests, planning for incapacity , the Rule Against Perpetuities, wealth transfer taxation, and much more. This title also includes self-testing and diagnostic review questions. Sample essay questions with model answers and detailed explanations are also included.

Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions

Negotiation, Mediation, Advocacy, Facilitation, and Restorative Justice
Author: Allan Edward Barsky,Professor Social Work Allan Barsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361185
Category:
Page: 624
View: 2983
Revised edition of Conflict resolution for the helping professions, 2007.

    • Law

Contemporary Trusts and Estates


Author: Susan N. Gary,Jerome Borison,Naomi R. Cahn,Paula A. Monopoli
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145488343X
Category: Law
Page: 942
View: 8647
The third edition of Contemporary Trusts and Estates captures the rapid evolution of doctrine in trusts and estates law that has occurred over the past half-century in response to profound societal and demographic changes. Based on recent developments in legal education, this casebook integrates legal analysis, judgment and perspective, ethics, and practice skills. It focuses simultaneously on the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the material, teaching students by using traditional case analysis and, at the professor’s option, innovative exercises. Features: Newly designed, with Wills now presented before Trusts New problems, exercises and cases ¿ Post-Obergefell v. Hodges developments for same-sex families More material on decanting and the new Uniform Trust Decanting Act Inclusion of the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act Discussion of planning for digital assets Incorporation of 2016 ACTEC Commentary on the Model Rules

    • Business & Economics

A Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate Transactions

From Contract to Closing
Author: Gregory M. Stein,Morton P. Fisher,Marjorie P. Fisher
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604420791
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 508
View: 359
Make sure the real estate deal is handled correctly each step of the way. This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of a commercial real estate transaction and offers advice, commentary, and forms to expertly negotiate and close the deal. This revised edition features new forms and covers recent changes in law and practice, including the USA Patriot Act, anti-money laundering laws, the subprime mortgage crisis, and terrorism and hurricane insurance. Includes CD-ROM.

    • Law

Arbitration and Mediation in International Business


Author: Christian Bühring-Uhle,Lars Kirchhoff,Gabriele Scherer
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041122567
Category: Law
Page: 309
View: 2037
"Arbitration and mediation in international business was first published in 1996 and was one of the first comprehensive studies on the practice of international business dispute resolution, covering both international commercial arbitration and the so-called ?alternative? techniques such as mediation. The book also provided an empirical analysis of how both arbitration and mediation are conducted in a crossborder context, along with a normative guide to the relative costs and benefits of these two methods. This second edition is not just an updated version of the first edition but a new book in itself: Benefitting from the contributions of two co-authors, the work has been enhanced by discussions of innovative tools for making settlement negotiations more effective, and by the in-depth analysis of practical techniques to integrate mediation and arbitration in international business. Also, a comprehensive new empirical survey was conducted in order to capture new trends in this rapidly developing field. The result is a ?must have? resource for anyone having to deal with potential conflict in international business relationships."--Publisher's website.