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Armand and Robbin DAlo

Is Divorce The Real Target?

(2/17/17)Armand and Robbin DAlo

When the fire of love feels dead or the threat of divorce is put on the table what is really happening?

Rachel Ryan

Happy Valentine’s Day Darling; Here’s a Prenup

(2/09/17)Rachel Ryan

The article addresses increased rates of divorce and important considerations for protecting one’s self and financial assets and the consequences of failing to do so.

Clarence Cramer

Interview with Clarence Cramer

(1/24/17)Clarence Cramer

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Clarence Cramer, long-time leader in the field of court-connected family mediation, including the mediation of cases involving domestic violence, filmed as part of the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Eric Laubacher

Divorce Mediation In Ohio

(1/13/17)Eric Laubacher

This article discusses options for reaching equitable solutions before divorce.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The College Education Expense; How to Share the “Experience”

(1/03/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The question to be answered by all parents—separated or divorced parents, married or unmarried—is: How will the child’s college education be funded? In short, who will pay and how much?

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Avoiding the Holiday Blues During Separation or After Divorce

(12/18/16)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

With some creativity, and openness to future adjustment, separated and divorced couples can preserve key ingredients of the holiday season by pre-planning the children’s shared visits ahead of time.

Armand and Robbin DAlo

Holiday Stress? There Is a Way to Fight

(12/18/16)Armand and Robbin DAlo

Conflict is a part of life, and so exposure to it can be an important lesson in emotional literacy for kids if it is handled properly.

Meredith Richardson

Parenting Across the Miles

(11/28/16)Meredith Richardson

When people with young children divorce, they create a schedule of parenting time for each parent with the children. What happens when life disrupts this schedule?

Janet Wiseman

Are They Ready to Divorce?

(11/17/16)Janet Wiseman

How many times do clients come into your divorce mediation office when they aren't on the same page?

U.S. Tax Court Alimony Decisions: Five Cases You Should Know

(10/14/16)Justin Kelsey, David Goodman

This article summarizes five U.S. Tax Court cases in which the Court ruled against the taxpayer on issues involving deductible alimony.

Zahra Jimale

Divorcing Peacefully

(9/02/16)Zahra Jimale

A comparison of the resolution process of two former spouses, one who chooses litigation and the other who chooses the collaborative process.

Maria Walsh

Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Grow

(7/15/16)Maria Walsh

With expanded participation of women in the workforce, there is a need to adapt the workplace to pregnant and breast-feeding workers.

Donald T. Saposnek

What Should We Tell the Children? Developing a Mutual Story of the Divorce

(7/10/16)Donald T. Saposnek

One of the most typical questions asked of me by parents who are beginning the divorce process is, “What should we tell the children and how should we tell them?”

Maxine Baker-Jackson

Interview with Maxine Baker-Jackson

(6/21/16)Maxine Baker-Jackson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Maxine Baker-Jackson, former Director and Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dependency Court, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

John Lande

Mashburn on Mediation in Open Adoption Cases

(6/10/16)John Lande

I remember one case that broke my heart in which I wish we could have arranged an open adoption.

Laurie Israel

Underwood Family Values – A Template for a Marriage

(6/10/16)Laurie Israel

The Underwoods, the main characters in the show House of Cards, have been married a long time when we meet them - 26 years - as the series begins. They seem to be a very solid two-person unit, that have things to teach us about balancing personal fulfillment and commitment to the marriage.

Family Law Progress Inspires Divorce Mediation in Arizona

(4/04/16)Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit

Three years have passed since the words “child custody” have been spoken in an Arizona courtroom. They have not been missed.

Guest Author

High Conflict Child Custody: Mediation And Settlement

(2/29/16)

In this video I discuss the dynamics and the psychology of settlement. This is one of the first challenges I faced in my child custody dispute and it really blindsided me.

Richard Barbieri

Listening to a Different Voice

(1/15/16)Richard Barbieri

Listening skills are vital to any mediator. Listening to children is an especially effective way to stretch ourselves by entering into another mental world.

Andrew Schepard

Interview with Andrew Schepard

(1/12/16)Andrew Schepard

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Andrew Schepard, a leading professor, editor and writer of family law and mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Gary Direnfeld

How to Truly Advance the Needs of the Child between Separated Parents

(12/11/15)Gary Direnfeld

Many parents become caught up in the details of a separation and do not spend much time with their children. This can be misconstrued as a lack of interest.

Alla Roytberg

Is It “Culture Versus Law”? - Learning about Cultural Sensitivity in Family Disputes

(12/04/15)Alla Roytberg

While representing culturally diverse clients in court requires a degree of knowledge and cultural sensitivity, acting as a neutral mediator often presents even a greater challenge, – to maintain a delicate balance between honoring the cultural and religious rules and rituals that a family has and, on the other hand, helping people understand U.S. law and come up with agreements that are considered fair and legally enforceable.

Robin Graine

Mediation vs. Litigation: To Punish or Not to Punish, That is the Question

(11/13/15)Robin Graine

Many people go into a divorce with swords pulled. They want to get even. They want to punish their spouse for making them feel bad. Humiliated. Depressed. When divorce is not your idea, you may even go into a classic defensive “stall mode” to try and drive the other person a little crazy with angst.

Gary Direnfeld

The 7 Strategies for Determining Your Parenting Plan

(11/09/15)Gary Direnfeld

The Parenting Plan is the parental agreement setting out how the children will be cared for between separated parents. Essentially, the Parenting Plan is the road map that separated parents will follow for the raising of their kids.

Gary Direnfeld

Separated Parents: It’s not Quantum of Time, but Quality of Relationship

(10/30/15)Gary Direnfeld

If you get hung up on the quantum of time with your partner and your children, you may lose sight of the quality of your relationship now and for the future.

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