Family & Divorce Mediation Articles
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.
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.
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.
RSI wanted to shine some attention on the work we are doing related to the development of the new Child Protection Mediation Program.
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.
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.
How do you reduce resistance? What are the best ways to handle difficult people?
(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.
Humor and laughter can be a valuable tool for defusing the tension brought on by conflict.
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.
This is a review of MediationMate (www.MediationMate.com), a new suite of end-to-end productivity tools for divorce mediators.
(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.
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.
This article describes the benefits I see from taking Collaborative training.
A common misconception is that alimony will automatically end when the person paying the alimony retires. Unless the settlement agreement specifically provides for alimony termination upon retirement, recent cases in hold that alimony will continue, although perhaps at a reduced amount.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Zena Zumeta, long time mediator, trainer and former President of the Academy of Family Mediators, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.'
You made the decision to divorce, now read how to navigate best the mountainous task of deciding what to do with the family home.
An interesting conflict that occurs during snowfalls in Baltimore City is over parking spots. Thursday night before the storm commenced, residents began placing folding chairs and other miscellaneous furniture outside to reserve the spaces in front of their houses.
Much has been written about the global development of mediation, but more should be said about the important questions that should be confronted by practitioners, policymakers and users.
When you're young, the worst Valentine's Day ever may be the day at school when everyone got a flower or a card except for you. That's pretty bad.
A look at the trend for Divorce Selfies, what it tells us about the trend for an amicable divorce and the lessons professionals can take from it - to be more supportive about the idea that an amicable divorce is achievable.
Mediation, the ADR vehicle most commonly used in family law cases, frequently results in a final settlement – but often only after a marathon session dealing with the many important issues in the lives of family members.
Shoulds and expectations are a big source of conflict.
Mediation is now well-established in Australia particularly in the commercial jurisdictions of the states and territories. However it is still viewed as an unwelcome visitor by many in the legal profession and the judiciary.
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On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to review a decision of the Supreme Court of Texas that enforced a pre-dispute arbitration clause in an agreement a patient signed with a nursing home pre-admission. After the patient died, her family sued the nursing home in state court alleging negligent care and wrongful death.