Matthew Brickman Reveals The Meaning Behind Parabellum
As an expert in conflict resolution and with so many recent media mentions, Matthew Brickman explains both the definition and deeper meaning behind the word Parabellum.
By: iMediate Inc.
Parabellum is Latin for "prepare for war" and is often used within the context of the phrase Si vis pacem, para bellum, meaning "If you want peace, prepare for war."
He issued the statement, "Most, if not all of my mediations have been post-filing which means the parties have already prepared for war. Many battles take place in the overall war and many settle in the midst of a particular battle."
His full comments can be seen in the video below:
According to the Florida Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) there were just under four million lawsuits filed in the state in 2015 and 2016. 82% settled in their first mediation, 13% settled just before court, 5% went to court.
He went on to say, "In order to obtain peace, many times people must prepare for war. The threat of war and the collateral damage particularly the children, the loss of health, finances, work, etc, is often enough for the parties to come to their senses and not their knees. This is what mediation is all about."
As a cost-conscious and compassionate mediator Mr. Brickman emphasizes how expensive war in the legal system can be. Divorce may cost tens of thousands of dollars with lengthy court battles dragging on for years. Mediation can be conducted for a fraction of the cost and most couples can be divorced in a month ready to move forward in their lives.
About Matthew Brickman:
Matthew Brickman has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a county civil family mediator who has worked in the 15th and 19th Judicial Circuit Courts since 2009 and 2006 respectively. He is also an appellate certified mediator who has mediated a variety of small claims, civil, and family cases that number in the hundreds. Read his Customer Reviews.
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