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Game Theory and divorce settlement negotiations

by Gregg Herman on 11/17/15

I've been fascinated by the connection between game theory and divorce settlement negotiations and have written on the subject several times. One such article is about the ultimatum game and one article is on the Prisoner's Dilemma.

My work is pedestrian by comparison to a new book published October 13, 2015 by Atty. Allan R. Koritzinsky and Psychologist Kenneth H. Waldron, entitled "Game Theory and the Transformation of Family Law" and is an outstanding work.  This book goes into detail about game theory and its application to divorce settlement negotiations.

As I've said before, many lawyers think that settlement negotiations is intuitive and does not require any study or learning.  They are wrong.  There is a great deal to be learned, not just about settling divorce cases, but how to do it in a manner which is more conducive to the future relationship of the parties.

This book is an important addition to the literature on settlement and negotiations.

The Onion on Parenting

by Gregg Herman on 11/10/15

In the absence of any news from Wisconsin Courts in family law (sigh), here is an article from the Onion (which, if you don't know, was originally based in Madison), finds that every style of parenting produces "disturbed, miserable adults."

As is typical of articles in the Onion, there is more truth in their humor than in some serious articles.

1,100 bar complaints

by Gregg Herman on 10/30/15

Maybe I should temper my complaints about Wisconsin's disciplinary system:  An article in the online ABA Journal today tells of a lawyer with over 1,100 bar complaints.

Moreover, the lawyer has been suspended since 2009 while the California SC is considering a disbarment recommendation.

Two questions:  First, what is taking their system so long?  I mean, it makes Wisconsin's system look lightening fast.  And second, why is this lawyer contesting it?  Does he really think he has a chance of keeping his license?

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