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Tools from a Mediator’s tool-box; Reflections on Matrimonial Property Disputes
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  • John Wade, Bond University
Date of this Version
5-31-2005
Document Type
Miscellaneous Material
Abstract

This article comments upon eight practices used in matrimonial property mediations or negotiation conferences. These are: (1) Requiring written ranges of outcomes to be specified before a meeting occurs; (2) Systematically enlisting the aid of lawyers and valuers by a series of diagnostic questions; (3) Distinguishing primary and secondary causes of conflict; (4) The one day model of mediation meeting; (5) Using a visual aid to identify the possible benefits of early or late settlements; (6) Standardising issues on a whiteboard; (7) The use of conditional linked bargaining; (8) The common scenario of parties stonewalling at alternative ends of the range.

Citation Information
John Wade. "Tools from a Mediator’s tool-box; Reflections on Matrimonial Property Disputes" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_wade/6/