Articles and Video:
From John Fiske (10/14/13)
Mediate.com is a friendly host,
Without them, my website's toast.
Clients learn from mediate.com/fiske
How to remove a lot of risk.
And I learn from Jim and team
How to sew without a seam
And keep my clients on the beam.
The Mediator Confronts Fear (08/02/13)
When Hamlet says at the very end of the play, “The readiness is all,” he could be talking about our clients and ourselves. In a voluntary process such as mediation, no one should be agreeing to anything before he or she is ready. Only after they have found the cause of their fear and worked through it will be their ready to commit to an agreement.
From John Fiske (10/11/11)
400th issue. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Mediate.com is a great clearing house. Mediate.com helps us to form meaningful cohesion with a mediation community all over the world. Mediate.com, in each issue, offers an insight into a problem arising in at least one of my myriad divorce mediations. Mediate.com offers me a chance to write about a particular feature of divorce mediation that I think is of general interest. When I expanded my practice to include mediation to help married couples stay together, mediate.com was one of many great soapboxes. Thank you Jim, Josh and many others who bring some guidance and structure to our profession.
Marital Agreements Upheld in Massachusetts (07/18/10)
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on July 16, 2010 answered in Ansin v. Craven-Ansin the long-deferred question of whether a marital agreement should be recognized. The answer is "yes." Their reasoning centers around the spouses’ freedom to contract, "permitting the parties to arrange their financial affairs as they best see fit.”
A Great Weight Can Be Lifted: Another Advantage Of Marital Mediation (01/04/10)
This article focuses on the benefits of marital mediation as an alternative to trying to deal with “Antenuptial Agreements” presented to you two weeks before the wedding during the Christmas holidays! 1 Comment
Marital Mediation: An Emerging Area Of Practice (05/18/09)
This article describes the process of “Marital Mediation” as a relatively new field of family mediation, designed to keep couples together using established family mediation techniques. Previously many of these techniques were used solely in divorce mediation. We begin by describing what the process involves, how it differs from both couples counseling and divorce mediation, and why we believe it often works for couples when counseling has not. We also discuss suggestions for promoting the development of Marital Mediation using both research and marketing techniques. 4 Comments
Marital Mediation For Family Mediators (04/07/09)
If you are a family mediator, you might expand your practice to offer mediation to help couples stay married. The process, called “marital mediation,” uses the specific settlement focus of mediation to preserve a marriage in ways not attempted by family therapy. The process uses your family mediation skills to help couples negotiate new terms for their marriage. Couples may use mediation to enter into a written post-marital contract defining their own solutions. 1 Comment