Negotiating a Divorce for the Kids

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Running Head: I SAID, “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”!


Negotiating a Divorce for the Kids Keller Graduate School


Running Head: I SAID, “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”!


Conflicts are a part of everyday life. These conflicts are solved through negotiation. The most important element of effective negotiation, is preparation, preparation, preparation Divorce negotiations can be very stressful and highly emotional especially when kids are involved. These negotiations can also be complex because they mix both personal and business issues. Divorce negotiations, by definition, means that you should not go in expecting to get everything you ask for. You and your spouse are negotiating, which means there is a middle ground which the two of you are likely to reach if you both put in the effort. The divorce of John and Mary has all the elements of complexity. The couple has been married for 17 years; they have four minor children, two homes, three cars, a boat, and two dogs. They are also co-owners of a Screen printing business. Both John and Mary strongly feel they are best suited to raise the kids. Each feels that their viewpoint is correct and issues are more important than the other.

Running Head: I SAID, “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”!


According to Wikipedia, (n .d) “Negotiation is a dialogue between two or more people or parties, intended to reach an understanding, resolve point of difference, or gain advantage in outcome of dialogue, to produce an agreement upon courses of action, to bargain for individual or collective advantage, to craft outcomes to satisfy various interests of two people/parties involved in negotiation process. Negotiation is a process where each party involved in negotiating tries to gain an advantage for themselves by the end of the process. Negotiation is intended to aim at compromise. Negotiation occurs in business, non-profit…...

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