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Family Business Mediation: Solving Legal Issues Without Going to Court 01/03/2017
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.
Family Business Disputes 01/03/2017
Joe Markowitz
Problems that arise in running a family business sometimes manifest themselves as legal claims.
Improving the Lives of Children by Delivering Family Dispute Resolution into New Zealand Prisons 09/02/2016
Keri Morris
We share our experience and learnings of delivering Family Dispute Resolution into New Zealand prisons to improve the lives of children.
Underwood Family Values – A Template for a Marriage 06/10/2016
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.
Family Law Progress Inspires Divorce Mediation in Arizona 04/04/2016
Michael Aurit
Three years have passed since the words “child custody” have been spoken in an Arizona courtroom. They have not been missed.
Getting a Divorce - What Are You Going To Do With The Family Home? 02/19/2016
Laurieann Ram-Kern
You made the decision to divorce, now read how to navigate best the mountainous task of deciding what to do with the family home.
Achieving Workable – and Just – ADR Results in Family Law 01/29/2016
Deborah Fleck
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.
Former President Carter Mediating MLK Jr. Family Case (at age 91) 01/04/2016
Michael Toebe
A national story involving two very famous names (MLK Jr.'s children and former President Jimmy Carter) that can prove so helpful in building more awareness about the intelligence and effectiveness of mediation to solve disputes in place of punching someone with rights-based litigation.
Family Mediation Research: Is There Empirical Support for the Field? (An Update) 10/17/2016
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
The divorce rate began its sharp increase in the early 1960's and more than doubled by the end of the 1970's. This was accompanied by dramatic changes in cultural traditions, societal expectations, and divorce and child custody laws.
Parenting Across the Miles 11/28/2016
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?
Five Helpful Guidelines for Parenting Children With ADHD 11/11/2016
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.
Resolving a Parenting Dispute? Get with the times…. 05/06/2016
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.
Beyond Court there is a World of Better Options to Resolve Parental Conflict. Here’s Four: 04/08/2016
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.
Divorce Mediation In Ohio 01/13/2017
Eric Laubacher
This article discusses options for reaching equitable solutions before divorce.
Barriers to Settlement: Fear of Regrets 01/06/2017
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.
Learning to Love 01/06/2017
Jason Dykstra
This article discusses a New Year's Resolution for bettering relationship and communication.
The College Education Expense; How to Share the “Experience” 01/03/2017
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?
Renewing And Strengthening Relationships In The New Year 01/03/2017
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.
'Captive in the jungle' An Account From A Hostage Held By Terrorists 12/23/2016
Jeff Thompson
Marites Flor was held hostage in the Philippines alongside Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall. She survived. They didn't. This is her story.
Holiday Stress? There Is a Way to Fight 12/18/2016
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.
Avoiding the Holiday Blues During Separation or After Divorce 12/18/2016
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.
How to Give Your Spouse the Best Christmas Present Ever 12/09/2016
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.
How to Get Control of the Money? 11/28/2016
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.
Are They Ready to Divorce? 11/17/2016
Janet Wiseman
How many times do clients come into your divorce mediation office when they aren't on the same page?
Embracing Imperfection: One Aspect of Eastern Philosophy that Strengthens the Mediator 11/04/2016
Joshua Neuder
As mediators, it is important that we present as professional and competent in our relational expertise with parties.
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