At the heart of Collaborative Divorce and Mediation is the concept of Interest-Based negotiation. Interest-based negotiation is very different from the positional negations that take place in litigation systems. Interest-Based negotiations seeks to maximize the joint interest of both parties to achieve success as they have defined it for themselves. Positional negotiations is simply win\loose no matter what the casualties are. The following is a summary of the differences, so that you can make an assessment of what type of legacy you wish to leave for your family as you transition from what you were to what you will be.
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Moving target, False demands
Based on Hopes & Concerns
Mutually Acceptable Agreements
Use of emotions to manipulate Stare downs/flinching
Focus on Objective Criteria
Manipulative & secret
Problem Solving & Open
Not concerned with relationship with children & extended families
Focus on children and concern about extended families
Not concerned with relationship with other client
Relationship based Client's goals and questions considered
Focus on past
Creative Problem Solving
Dividing the family
Re-structuring the Family
Limited choices Divide resources and split the difference
Explore Choices & Expand the Resources.
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