Mediate.com - Complete information about mediation and mediators
--   --
-- -- --    
Follow Mediate.com on TwitterMediate.com Videos on YouTube
ALL SECTIONS  |   ABOUT MEDIATION  |   Civil  |   Commercial  |   Community  |   Elder  |   Family  |   ODR  |   Public Policy  |   Workplace
Subscribe to the Mediate.com NewsletterSign Up Now
Mediators Arbitrators Online Mediators Online Arbitrators
Parenting Coordinators Facilitators Collaborative Professionals Mediating Lawyers

Caseload Manager


Family & Divorce Mediation Articles



Archived Content: Custody | Divorce | Elder | Gay
FEATURED MEDIATORS
The Master Agreement
"Based upon more than a decade of passionate work, Mediate.com has become to mediators what Google has become to the internet."
Jeff Krivis


More Testimonials


READ & SEARCH NEWS

Family News

6/21:

Mr Versus Mrs – Confessions of a divorce mediator

Nine couples featured in a new BBC 2 documentary series Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator, which takes a fly-on-the-wall approach to the growing practice of family mediation as the UK now carries out more than 17,000 mediations a year, according to government statistics. The success rate is high: nearly 90 per cent achieve a satisfactory deal. read

 
6/08:

Who gets the pet? Couples work out joint custody

When Tricia Lerdon and her husband separated, they had to figure out how to share their beloved dachshund, Jetson. "One of us giving up the dog?" she said. "That wasn't even a conversation." So while living apart, they co-owned Jetson for several years until he died earlier this year. He traveled between their homes on the same schedule that their daughter did, so she would always have her pet's company. read

 
6/08:

4 Different Types of Divorce

Divorces can be messy and complicated. But an amicable divorce need not be impossible to accomplish. Here are a few types of divorce proceedings that possibly could make it easier on all involved. read

 
5/31:

Judge: Court discriminated against deaf man by denying mediation interpreter

A deaf Indianapolis man was discriminated against when a court denied providing him an interpreter during a mediation session ordered in his child custody case. A federal judge ruled Friday that Marion Superior Court’s decision to deny the interpreter in a court-funded mediation program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. read

 
5/24:

Mediation, not the courts, is key in avoiding the 'war'

WHEN Roisin O'Shea applied for a judicial separation from her husband, it seemed there was only one way to go about it - and that was by plastering on the war paint and marching into court. read

 
5/24:

MediYAYtion: Why Your Upcoming Divorce Mediation is a Good Thing! (And Instructions on How to Rock It!)

In the context of a divorce, mediation is a good thing. It offers folks a real opportunity to settle their divorce without the acrimony or expense of a trial. Plus, in many counties, it’s mandatory—meaning the parties are required to mediate before going to court. read

 
5/24:

How to Prepare for Mediation

Each mediation renews my belief that people are willing to listen, learn and create resolution in the interest of peace, time, and fiscal responsibility. read

 
5/17:

Irish mediator recognised for contribution to elder mediation

An Irish mediator has been recognised for her contribution to elder mediation at the Elder Mediation World Summit in Linz, Austria. Margaret Bouchier was presented with the The Sherren Award by the Elder Mediation International Network (EMIN), of which she is the ethics committee chair. read

 
5/17:

Got a dispute - mediate, don't litigate

With court fees on the rise, in some extreme cases by more than 600 per cent, and the cut backs in the administration of justice, most notably with some local courts shutting down, legal cases are more expensive and take longer to resolve. read

 
5/10:

Marriage breakdown - Is Family Mediation right for me?

Family Mediation provides an extremely effective way for couples to resolve various issues. It is non-adversarial. Both of you are partners in the decision making. It allows matters to be resolved amicably. read

 

Read all news >
READ & SEARCH NEWS
The meaning of your communication is the response you get.


Family & Divorce Mediation Articles



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.


Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask (6/20/16)
Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
This article outlines what couples need to do in order to face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce. If people have not resolved their dilemmas before the divorce, they go through the process trying to manage their fear in different ways by hiding their doubt, responsibility; vulnerability, or dependency.

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.

Patricia Porter
You Thought Your Marriage Was Miserable- Wait Till You Get To Court… (6/10/16)
Patricia Porter
The breakup of a marriage almost always involves some level of conflict between spouses, but the process of litigation during divorce ratchets that conflict up to a level of devastation for all members of the immediate and even extended family.

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.

Clare Fowler
3 Dastardly Disputes (6/06/16)
Clare Fowler
It seems lately everyone is trying to classify disputes. Well, never let it be said that I wasn't one for jumping on the bandwagon.

Jennifer Mahony
Revelling in the Pause: Creating Sustainable, Connected Working Relationships (6/06/16)
Jennifer Mahony
Mediation is about revelling in the pauses, honouring them, leaning into them. It is about slowing down, about being purposeful in everything that is said and done.

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Interview with Joan Kelly (5/31/16)
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.

Maria Simpson
Don't Take That Tone . . . (5/27/16)
Maria Simpson
An endgame is the strategy you plan for how you will play your last hand or your remaining chess pieces or the end of the race to ensure the outcome you want. Sometimes those strategies work and sometimes they don’t, but it’s the plan we put into place to get a desired result, and then we hope it works.

Hadassah Fidler
When Sorry Can’t Be The Only Word (5/27/16)
Hadassah Fidler
The latest research into apologising will come as no surprise to those who work in the mediation arena.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Challenging The Myths Surrounding Divorce Mediation (5/21/16)
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Challenging divorce mediation myths, such as whether or not mediation will work if only one spouse can communicate well.

Tammy Lenski
Holding the Space for Someone in Conflict (5/20/16)
Tammy Lenski
What does it mean to hold the space for someone who’s trying to get somewhere different in a conflict?

Gary Direnfeld
Resolving a Parenting Dispute? Get with the times…. (5/06/16)
Gary Direnfeld
For years, family law litigators were the go to persons to facilitate the distribution of property, support obligations and the plan of care for children of the relationship between separating couples.

Dan Simon
Surgeons’ Apologies Decrease Lawsuits: How Can that be News? (5/06/16)
Dan Simon
I read an article on CNN that explains that when surgeons and other medical providers apologize after they’ve made a mistake, people are less likely to sue. What I found hard to swallow was that the story was considered newsworthy.

Larry Fong
Interview with Larry Fong (5/02/16)
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.

Marilyn McKnight
Interview with Marilyn McKnight (4/26/16)
Marilyn McKnight
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Marilyn McKnight, former President of the Academy of Family Mediators and Association for Conflict Resolution, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

Eric Slepak
Child Protection Perspectives: Initiating the Conversation (4/18/16)
Eric Slepak
RSI wanted to shine some attention on the work we are doing related to the development of the new Child Protection Mediation Program.

Vicki Shemin
4 Benefits Of Being A Child Of Divorce (4/15/16)
Vicki Shemin
As a child of divorce, a divorced mother of two, and a long-practicing divorce lawyer/therapist, divorce is not exactly something I would advocate for improving a child’s mental health.

Gary Direnfeld
Beyond Court there is a World of Better Options to Resolve Parental Conflict. Here’s Four: (4/08/16)
Gary Direnfeld
When locked in bitter conflict, sometimes people resort to court. This can result in poor outcomes as the court is more limited in terms of solutions that can be ordered.

Tammy Lenski
Work with People, Not on Them (4/08/16)
Tammy Lenski
How do you reduce resistance? What are the best ways to handle difficult people?

Michael Aurit
Family Law Progress Inspires Divorce Mediation in Arizona (4/04/16)
Michael Aurit
Three years have passed since the words “child custody” have been spoken in an Arizona courtroom. They have not been missed.

Patricia Porter
Laughing Through Conflict – Benefits of Infusing Humor into Your Relationship (3/31/16)
Patricia Porter
Humor and laughter can be a valuable tool for defusing the tension brought on by conflict.

Tammy Lenski
Small Caring Actions to Help Ease the Suffering in Conflict (3/11/16)
Tammy Lenski
Conflict and suffering are confederates working in painful alliance, each feeding the other as if to ensure its own continued existence. If I turn away from the suffering in conflict, I deny a part of my clients’ experience.

Jim Melamed
Review of MediationMate (3/07/16)
Jim Melamed
This is a review of MediationMate (www.MediationMate.com), a new suite of end-to-end productivity tools for divorce mediators.

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Top Ten Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Fallout Of A High Conflict Break-Up (3/04/16)
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. is a groundbreaking clinical psychologist and researcher who began studying the impact of divorce on children in 1968. Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.

Click here for MORE ARTICLES



Be Found at Mediate.com

Copyright 1996-2016 © Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
(NY)
Center for Mediation & Training
List Here
Change Area Code:  
(518) NE New York
Family / Divorce
Daniel Burns David Louis: Upstate Divorce Mediation Suzanne Latimer Jo Ann Shartrand Elena Jaffe Tastensen Kathleen Gleeson
List Here
NY listing NY listing NY listing

International Membership