Parenting Articles

10 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenuptial Agreement

(9/14/17)Debbie Smith

So you need to determine things to consider before signing a prenuptial agreement and don’t know where to start?

Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" - Book Review

(9/08/17)Gregg Relyea, Joshua N. Weiss

This article includes reviews by Dan Shapiro, Director, Harvard Law School, International Negotiation Program, and other notables, including Bill Ury and the Dalai Lama, of the children's book Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" by Gregg Relyea and Joshua Weiss.

Using ADR Ideas to Negotiate Divorce Agreements

(9/01/17)Larry Gaughan

In negotiating a divorce agreement, it’s important to understand how the spouses negotiated with each other during their marriage.

Mediate.com Helps Divorcing Couples Resolve and Learn From Conflicts

(8/14/17)Sean Garrity

Founded more than 20 years ago as a vehicle to connect professional mediators with individuals who need dispute resolution services, Mediate.com today presents more than 15,000 articles and top-tier resources for its 5 million annual visitors.

Children, Divorce, and Dating

(8/01/17)Shannon Rios Paulsen

In my role as a counselor for children of divorce, my focus is the children. The question about dating arises in every session of “Co-parenting Through Your Divorce” that I facilitate. This article addresses this question for parents of divorce and for those who are dating others who are divorced with children.

Bargaining in the Light of the Law: The Case of Divorce

(7/28/17)John Fiske

By now, in 2017, divorce law has become clear and often even predictable.

Co-Parenting

(7/19/17)Michael Scott

There are many threatening and frightening things that happen to individuals whose relationship ends up in separation or divorce. A successful divorce is one in which the parents divorce each other but do not require the child to divorce one of the parents.

Divorce Lawyers: 5 Little Known Things You Need To Know

(7/06/17)Vicki Shemin

There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.

Massachusetts Divorce: How Long Does it Take?

(7/06/17)Marion Wasserman

Let us imagine a couple in agreement on pursuing the quickest possible Massachusetts divorce.

Marriage, Dystopian Society--A Story about conflict prevention

(6/16/17)Larry Gaughan

This article envisions what it would take, a century in the future, to create a society without any marital strife.

How to Mediate a Prenuptial Agreement

(6/14/17)Laurie Israel

Marriages can be damaged by a destructive prenup or by a harsh prenup negotiation process.

Interview with Carl Schneider

(6/10/17)Carl Schneider

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Carl Schneider, a psychologist and divorce mediation pioneer, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Save a Marriage through Mediation

(6/08/17)Vicki Shemin

This is the true story of a couple that considered divorce, but decided to stay together after drafting a postmarital agreement regarding the parenting of their young son.

Interview with Larry Fong

(5/30/17)Larry Fong

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Larry Fong, a leading Canadian Family Mediator, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Need Help Getting Your Spouse to the Negotiating Table?

(5/26/17)Eileen Coen

What happens when you want to use mediation for divorce, but your spouse doesn’t? It’s a fairly common situation but not a hopeless one — so don’t give up before trying some tried and true strategies to bring them onboard.

Nesting a New Co-Parenting Arrangement

(5/22/17)Hadassah Fidler

Divorce is a hard process and perhaps nobody knows this better than the children of divorced parents, who can find themselves caught up in a situation over which they have little control facing an uncertain future.

Top Ten Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Fallout Of A High Conflict Break-Up

(5/15/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.

Interview with Marilyn McKnight

(3/29/17)Marilyn McKnight

Interview with Marilyn McKnight, former President of the AFM and ACR, filmed as part of our Views from the Eye of the Storm Series.

Can You Use a Mediator in an Uncontested Divorce?

(3/28/17)Gabriel Cheong, Esq.

If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement in mediation, you still have the option of going to court.

Interview with Joan Kelly

(3/27/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Joan Kelly, well-known clinical psychologist, researcher and founding Executive Director of the Northern California Mediation Center, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Interview with Don Saposnek

(3/21/17)Donald T. Saposnek

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, writer and editor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Interview with Lisa Parkinson

(3/20/17)Lisa Parkinson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Lisa Parkinson, family mediation leader in the UK and Europe, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

Family Mediation Research: Is There Empirical Support for the Field? (An Update)

(3/06/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

The divorce rate began its sharp increase in the early 1960's and more than doubled by the end of the 1970's. This was accompanied by dramatic changes in cultural traditions, societal expectations, and divorce and child custody laws.

Collaborative Parenting Can Mend the Divide

(3/06/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce

Harmful Effects of Child-Custody Evaluations on Children

(3/03/17)Ira Turkat

Child-custody evaluations have become commonplace in family-law disputes over living arrangements, parental decision-making, and time-sharing with offspring.

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