Preparing for Divorce Mediation: 5 Negotiation Steps to Get What You Want

By Mari Frank
May 10, 2011

This podcast empowers listeners to negotiate effectively in mediation so that their own interests and their family's needs are met. By listening, you'll learn the steps to achieve a satisfying divorce settlement.


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Attendees learned the following

Learned the 5 steps of Negotiation Power to get what you want:

P – Preparation   emotionally, physically, materially get ready to empower yourself to explore and develop mutually agreeable solutions.
O – Options         come prepared with realistic options for settlement based on your rights and obligations and specific needs.
W – Worthiness  you are worthy of a fair agreement, and deserve to be treated respectfully.
E – Energy           get yourself in the right frame of mind psychologically for dealing with the issues and the situation.
R – Relationship  assess the relationship with your spouse, your children, your mediator, your divorce attorney

Hosted by: Dan Couvrette, CEO, Divorce Magazine
Guest speaker: Attorney, mediator, Mari Frank, Esp. CIPP. Mari Frank, Esq. CIPP is an attorney, mediator, and professor for 26 years. She's also a certified privacy expert who empowers couples in her divorce mediation to make informed decisions that will turn the adversity into collaboration and satisfying solutions. Ms. Frank practices in Laguna Niguel (Orange County), California. She has been featured on numerous national television shows including 48 Hours, Dateline, NBC Nightly News, and The O'Reilly Factor and in newspapers across the U.S. including the L.A. Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She can be reached at (949) 364-1511. Learn more at

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