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10/17:

Open Bar: Mediation discards the troubled past in favor of a brighter future

It is no secret that I believe the process of mediation to be far superior to that of litigation. read

 
10/04:

Is Mediation a Good Idea for Your Divorce?

Divorces can be brutal. Even if you and your spouse are trying to end things reasonably, you may still need to go through months of lengthy courtroom procedures, and face rapidly escalating legal fees. There is, however, an alternative. If you and your spouse are amicable to one another, you could pursue mediation—but is it really a good idea? read

 
10/04:

Study: Mediation favored; style fitting litigants' status may be better

A novel Indiana study finds judges, lawyers and mediators broadly agree that mediation is likelier than trial proceedings to provide fair and satisfactory results for couples in family law cases. Researchers also suggest that mediators may be able to further improve outcomes by tailoring their styles to fit litigants’ circumstances. read

 
9/28:

Getting to yes - M.V. Mediation Program smooths out family inheritance issues.

In his poem “Mending Fences,” a Robert Frost character declares that “good fences make good neighbors.” Good advice for neighbors, perhaps, but not for family members, particularly when sensitive matters, such as dividing family assets, are on the table. read

 
9/28:

Empirical Research on Mediation Techniques Can Be Useful in Vetting Attorneys and Mediators

People often complain that they don’t know how to properly vet attorneys. One very effective way is assessing their views on mediation, when they use it, and the mediators they tend to use. read

 
9/26:

Mediator who brokered Boko Haram deal to release Chibok girls is UNHCR's 2017 Nansen Refugee Award winner

The Nansen Refugee Award recognizes extraordinary humanitarian work on behalf of refugees, the internally displaced or stateless people. UNHCR, the United Nations' refugee agency, announced Monday that the 2017 recipient is Mustapha, a lawyer and mediator from Borno State in northeast Nigeria. read

 
9/20:

Flanagan launches brochure promoting mediation in farm disputes

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has launched a new Mediators’ Institute of Ireland brochure promoting mediation in farm disputes. read

 
9/20:

Should You Mediate Your Family-Owned Business Dispute?

Disputes between and among owners of family-owned businesses are sometimes unavoidable. When such disputes progress to litigation, they can be extremely costly, time-consuming, and disruptive for the business and its owners. read

 
9/06:

Serena Williams' stepmother to settle eviction drama at mediation

Lakeisha Williams is ready to wrap up her divorce from estranged husband Richard Williams, father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. read

 
8/28:

Comedian Uses Comedy To Build Confidence And Break Down Bullying In Baltimore

Baltimore City native and comedian channels his passion for youth empowerment and his own story of experiencing childhood bullying through the launching of an innovative after school program called “Lil’ Laughs.” read

 

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Ira Turkat
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.



Wayne Plenert
A Transformative Parenting Mediation Model (3/03/17)
Wayne Plenert

The key to successful parenting mediation is using a model that works for the parents and provides a parenting model that starts with a truce, then works towards mid and long term parenting goals.



Carrie Schultz
Divorce Mediation In New Jersey (3/03/17)
Carrie Schultz

This article is about the divorce mediation process, including specific recommendations for New Jersey.



Nicole Garton
Conflict Analysis & Intervention Selection for Parenting Coordinators: Strategies for Success (2/28/17)
Nicole Garton

This article provides background information on parental conflict and its consequences for children. Three conflict analysis models are presented to assist parenting coordinators to diagnose parental conflict and select effective intervention strategies.



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?




The Financially Smart Divorce Book Review (2/17/17)
John Fiske, J Anthony Licciardello

Divorce mediators can greatly benefit from reading and having readily on hand this new book by a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who understands that divorce should be a planning process.



Eric Slepak
Takeaways from a Child Protection Mediator Training (2/10/17)
Eric Slepak

Child protection cases involve a child who has been removed from their home following a substantiated claim of abuse or neglect.



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.



Tammy Lenski
How to Say No Persuasively (2/03/17)
Tammy Lenski

“If you can’t say no, your yes is hollow.”



Tammy Lenski
Two Smart Principles for Resolving Everyday Disagreements (1/27/17)
Tammy Lenski

Not all disagreements require long talks to resolve them sufficiently.



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.



Jason Dykstra
Learning to Love (1/06/17)
Jason Dykstra

This article discusses a New Year's Resolution for bettering relationship and communication.



Jan Frankel Schau
Barriers to Settlement: Fear of Regrets (1/06/17)
Jan Frankel Schau

Often times, the parties or their lawyers refuse to accept that “Last, best and final offer” because they think they will regret making the deal and not having the time and energy to take one more deposition, find the “truth”, the “smoking gun” or exact a little more pain and discomfort towards the other side.



Patricia Porter
Renewing And Strengthening Relationships In The New Year (1/03/17)
Patricia Porter

As you enter 2017, reflect and commit to being intentional on the small gifts you can provide to strengthen, honor and acknowledge those important relationships in your life. Here are some ideas to consider.



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?



Stephen McDonough
Family Business Mediation: Solving Legal Issues Without Going to Court (1/03/17)
Stephen McDonough

Mediation is often considered an excellent means of conflict resolution for personal or family disputes, but the benefits of mediation extend to more than just familial problems.



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.



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.



Meredith Richardson
How to Give Your Spouse the Best Christmas Present Ever (12/09/16)
Meredith Richardson

When things are going well in a marriage, when you've been together for years and years, you can take your spouse for granted.



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?



Armand and Robbin DAlo
How to Get Control of the Money? (11/28/16)
Armand and Robbin DAlo

When we ask people to come up with a budget, even when they are given a detailed outline with prompts, they give us blank stares. Likewise, when we get those worksheets back, in many cases they are far from reality.



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?



Sylvia Smith
Five Helpful Guidelines for Parenting Children With ADHD (11/11/16)
Sylvia Smith

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD you will no doubt understand how frustrating and discouraging it can be to cope with impulsive and defiant behaviour on a daily basis.



Joshua Neuder
Embracing Imperfection: One Aspect of Eastern Philosophy that Strengthens the Mediator (11/04/16)
Joshua Neuder

As mediators, it is important that we present as professional and competent in our relational expertise with parties.



Katherine Graham
Where Mediation is Used, Other than the Workplace (10/28/16)
Katherine Graham

Training to be a mediator is very popular particularly for people who have been made redundant and are looking for alternative stimulating and rewarding employment. And quite right too because being a mediator is deeply satisfying work!



Michael Jacobs
Don't Ask (10/28/16)
Michael Jacobs

"So, when can I see the children?"



Tammy Lenski
Kintsugi and the Art of Mending Relationship Conflict (10/28/16)
Tammy Lenski

Conflict in personal, professional, and business relationships leaves permanent cracks and breaks behind. What if, instead of trying to ignore or hide the damage, we revered it, understanding that “better than new” is more valuable than “good as new”?




Restorative Justice Works! (10/21/16)

This author wonders if “restorative justice” is not about forgiveness or reconciliation nor is it mediation nor is it designed to reduce recidivism. It is neither an alternative to prison nor replaces our legal system.



Nina Meierding
Looking to the Future: Is There Still A Place For Proactive, Early Intervention Mediation in Our Changing Field? (10/17/16)
Nina Meierding

The author is hopeful that mediators, participants, and attorneys will re-examine the trend of late intervention, lawyer-centric mediation and bring pro-active, early mediation back as one of the important focuses of the mediation field.



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