Marital Mediation Section


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?

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?

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.

UNCITRAL and the enforceability of iMSAs: the debate heats up – Final Installment

(9/23/16)Anna Howard, Nadja Alexander, Dorcas Quek Anderson

The mounting global hubbub surrounding mediation, and highly varied perceptions regarding the nature and value of mediation, underscore the need for thoughtful conversation and deliberate reflection on present trends and tendencies.

Self-help Mediation Tool for Couples

(9/02/16)Søren Braskov, Asger Neumann

This article presents a self-help tool for people in the marriage or relationship. The tool includes principles for mediation and refers to the use of a mediator if conflicts are too difficult for themselves to solve.

Nadja Alexander

The Regulatory Robustness Rating in Practice: Conclusion

(9/02/16)Nadja Alexander

Yes, here it is. The final part of the Regulatory Robustness Rating (RRR) trilogy.

Shawn Leamon

5 Ways to Decide if Mediation Is a Cost-Effective Solution for Your Divorce

(8/12/16)Shawn Leamon

The article provides 5 tips to help people going through divorce determine if mediation is a cost-efficient solution to resolve their divorce.

Dan Simon

Mediation Center Director Re-Inspired by the Transformative Approach

(7/15/16)Dan Simon

Our intent in a recent training was to provide new mediators training in parenting plan mediation, we received so much more. Over the course of the weekend, I found myself reexamining some of my beliefs about mediation practice.

Dan Simon

6 Reasons Name-Calling Can be a Healthy Part of Mediation

(7/01/16)Dan Simon

In some circles, name-calling is considered to be counterproductive in a mediation session.

Richard Peachey

Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator

(6/27/16)Richard Peachey

Behind closed doors, in more than 500 locations across England and Wales, a network of National Family Mediation (NFM) services are meeting separated couples attempting to resolve their disputes over money, children and property – without a courtroom battle.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Robert Baum

Alimony Does Not Necessarily End Upon Retirement of the Wage Earner

(2/26/16)Robert Baum

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.

Dan Simon

Divorce Mediation: More Mainstream But Less Pure

(1/04/16)Dan Simon

Although mediation has the potential and in many cases succeeds at being an entirely different and healthier experience than legalistic divorce, mediation has more often been watered down to the point where it’s simply another part of litigation.

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.

Meredith Richardson

When a Former Boyfriend Gets Added into the Mix

(12/11/15)Meredith Richardson

I already knew what happened next. I was as wrong as wrong can be.

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.

Art Hinshaw

Negotiating with the Dangerous and Highly Unstable

(10/16/15)Art Hinshaw

To share the pain (uh, I mean joy), of negotiating with a toddler, here is the list of 8 characteristics of such negotiation encounters.

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