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Challenging The Myths Surrounding Divorce Mediation 05/21/2016
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Challenging divorce mediation myths, such as whether or not mediation will work if only one spouse can communicate well.
4 Benefits Of Being A Child Of Divorce 04/15/2016
Vicki Shemin
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.
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.
What Do Divorce Selfies Have to Teach Us? 02/05/2016
Hadassah Fidler
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.
Divorce Mediation: More Mainstream But Less Pure 01/04/2016
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.
Divorce Mediation: The Best Forum for Families with Special Needs Children 10/15/2015
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Families who have children with special needs constitute a significant percentage of the divorced population. Children, all children, present a mixed blessing. Some times they may help to save a marriage; other times they add to the stresses of daily living in ways that parents are not able to handle.
Finding a Maryland Divorce Mediator 07/08/2015
Donna Duquette
If you are thinking about working with a divorce mediator, then this is probably one of the more difficult times in your life. To make matters even more challenging, in the midst of this emotional turmoil you are called upon to make some important family decisions. One of these decisions is how to find a divorce mediator who will be right for you and your spouse. Here are suggestions for finding a divorce mediator in Maryland.
Solving the Growing Never Married Parent Dilemma for Courts and Divorce Professionals 06/29/2015
Don Gordon
Almost one of every four births today are to unmarried, cohabitating couples. This represents an 80% increase. It used to be that marriage was the norm when pregnancy was involved. Now it is not.
Beyond “Divorce American Style": The Search for a More Responsive Process 06/05/2015
Larry Gaughan
Marriage is a high risk undertaking. Consider the statistics. In recent years the number of marriages each year is just over twice the number of divorces in the same year. So when two adults in their late 20’s – let’s call them Justin and Lisa - decide to get married and have an expensive wedding with all the trimmings, there is a good chance that they will also get divorced. And when they do, it wouldn’t be unusual for their divorce to cost as much as (or more than) their wedding and honeymoon.
The Good Divorce 05/22/2015
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
“What is a good divorce?” you ask. “After all, divorce is not a good or a happy event.” Correct you are. Divorce cannot be logically characterized as “good,” if we are referring to the event itself. Divorce is a time of sadness, even regret; it symbolizes the end to dreams once held. “ So,” you ask again,” how can a divorce be good?”
Divorce Mediation is a Waste of Time 05/15/2015
Belinda Jokinen
I’ve heard it so many times. My clients say that mediation won’t work for them. The most common reason they give is that the other party (ie: {exes} spouse or significant other) won’t agree to anything reasonable. The second most common reason given is that they will only do something if forced to by a Judge. Both are absolutely right.
Professional Divorce Mediation and The Future 05/08/2015
Marilyn McKnight
Today it really is a “Back to the Future” for me. Divorce Mediation will become the primary way to divorce. Divorcing families will become healthy and resilient, no longer harmed by adversarial divorce.
Divorce: Emergency Tumor Removal Surgery 05/01/2015
Don Cripe
Analogizing health care with other emergent situations may be a stretch to some, but it is valid. Couples on the bumpy glide to divorce are almost always in pain; they are facing one of the most dramatic life changes they will ever experience (some social scientists liken divorce to the death of a family member); the finances of the crisis are always a concern; and life after divorce will be disrupted for an indefinite time.
National Divorce Survey Yields Surprising Insights 04/03/2015
John Licciardello
Divorce is as popular as ever in America, with over 50% of first marriages and 70% of second marriages ending prematurely. In addition to traditional litigation couples are increasingly turning to mediation and the “do it yourself” pro se divorce process in the quest to have “successful” divorces as measured by satisfactory settlements, minimal relationship damage and reasonable cost.
Minnesota Considers Moving Divorce out of Court 03/13/2015
Dan Simon
“In our culture, court means contest – it means a fight. . . we’ve culturally viewed divorce as a battle” says Bill Doherty. Doherty says that, no matter how well-intentioned the lawyers, the assumption that judicial supervision is needed greatly increases the risk of destructive conflict arising. Doherty believes that, very often, couples who get divorced without the help of lawyers do better than they would with lawyers. Doherty’s plan takes divorce entirely outside the courts.
Mediating Divorce Agreements: The Problems and the Potential 02/26/2015
Larry Gaughan
It was really exciting to be part of the divorce mediation movement when it became national around 1980. Almost everyone seemed to be aware of the problems with the adversarial system of divorce, and mediation held the promise of a process that was more personal and far less expensive and time consuming. Mediation training was mainly focused on divorce agreements, and those training courses rapidly became a major source of income for the trainers.
Alimony in PA: Friend or Foe in Divorce? 01/09/2015
Cris Pastore
Alimony has become the "black sheep" of divorce law, often viewed as evil, spiteful and punitive. In my opinion, these perceptions are greatly misguided. I see alimony as entirely moral and appropriate, but only when it is necessary. Read my article to understand why.
Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask 10/06/2015
Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
This article outlines what couples need to do in order to face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce. A dilemma implies that you are torn between two choices, each of which have undesirable fearful elements. If people have not resolved their dilemmas before the divorce, they go through the process trying to manage their fear in different ways by hiding their doubt, responsibility; vulnerability, or dependency.
What Parents Can Do to Help Children with Divorce 10/18/2015
Kathleen O'Connell Corcoran
A well-known psychologist offers suggestions for what parents can do to support their children's comfort and adjustment to the many realities of divorce.
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.
Child Protection Perspectives: Initiating the Conversation 04/18/2016
Eric Slepak
RSI wanted to shine some attention on the work we are doing related to the development of the new Child Protection Mediation Program.
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.
Review of MediationMate 03/07/2016
Jim Melamed
This is a review of MediationMate (www.MediationMate.com), a new suite of end-to-end productivity tools for divorce mediators.
Alimony Does Not Necessarily End Upon Retirement of the Wage Earner 02/26/2016
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.
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High Conflict Child Custody: Mediation And Settlement 02/29/2016
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.
James Coben Mediation Case Law Video: Divorce Agreement Complications 04/25/2013
James Coben
In Guthrie v. Guthrie, the validity of a divorce agreement was called into question due to one party's state of mind at the signing. A complicating issue was husband's death during the proceedings.
Gabriel Cheong, Esq. Family Basics and Divorce Mediation - Video 01/14/2013
Gabriel Cheong, Esq.
Divorce and Family Mediation Basics Video. This is a question and answer video that tries to answer all of the basic divorce questions.
Jim Melamed Resolving Pressing Issues in Divorce Mediation (video) 02/06/2013
Jim Melamed
This video on resolving pressing issues at the beginning a divorce mediation is from Jim Melamed's 15-hour "Mediating Divorce Agreement" course available at Mediate.com University.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Pioneer Series: Families Closer Post-Divorce - Video 07/04/2014
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly describes a research finding which concluded that families who mediated during the divorce had father's who were significantly more involved in their children's lives twelve years post-mediation.
Family Mediation UK - Video 11/13/2013
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
This video is produced by the Ministry of Justice in the UK . It highlights the benefits of using mediation for family cases.
James Coben Mediation Case Law Video: Enforcing Old Agreements 03/28/2013
James Coben
In Buckley v. Shealy, the appellate court decided to not to enforce a mediated divorce settlement, when the agreement is over a decade old and was never submitted to the court.
James Coben Mediation Case Law Video: Enforcing Oral Mediation Settlement Agreement 05/13/2013
James Coben
In the case Ledbetter v Ledbetter, the appellate court considered the issue of whether parties to a divorce mediation should be bound to a settlement orally dictated by the mediator and affirmed by parties and their counsel at mediation, which was later repudiated by one of the parties.
Chip Rose The Perfect Mediation (humor video) 02/27/2013
Chip Rose
The Perfect Mediation is a 4 minute video showing how easy mediation can sometimes be. Be sure to to check out all of our continuing education offerings at Mediate.com University.
Jay Folberg Pioneer Series: Field Combined Law and Social Work - Video 06/05/2014
Jay Folberg
Jay Folberg describes early on in the field when he, as a lawyer, collaborated with psychologists and social workers and they learned from each other.
Constance Ahrons Pioneer Series: Old Dissolution Model Was Damaging - Video 06/29/2014
Constance Ahrons
Constance Ahrons discusses the pre-joint-cutody model for the relationship between Ex-spouses. The cultural norm was to have no relationship, because that meant that the ex-spouses where hanging on.
Dr. Ellie Izzo Collaborative Divorce Explained - Video 06/26/2012
Dr. Ellie Izzo
Dr. Ellie Izzo, an expert in the field, explains the details and benefits to a Collaborative Divorce. She discusses how Tiger Woods decides to put his children first in an amicable divorce.
Diana Mercer Peace Talks: What is Divorce Mediation - Video 01/25/2012
Diana Mercer
Diana Mercer, Esq. presents an informative and knowledgable description of mediating a divorce. She explains that clients can decide how much if at all to involve a lawyer.
Fairway Divorce Solutions Divorce Toronto: What You Need to Know about Getting a Divorce - Video 01/25/2012
Fairway Divorce Solutions
Divorce Toronto: What You Need to Know About Getting a Divorce Fairway Divorce Solutions, a Toronto-based ADR firm, helps couples to get divorced faster and cheaper than other options.
Diana Mercer 5 Sources of Conflict - Video 08/06/2012
Diana Mercer
The 5 Sources of Conflict. This is an excerpt from a 25-hour basic family mediation training that is offered in the Los Angeles area by Diana Mercer.
Sandi Sherr Sandi Sherr Parenting Mediation - Video 05/18/2012
Sandi Sherr
A welcoming message from Sandi Sherr, parenting mediator at Main Line Family Law Center, a law firm specializing in integrated divorce mediation practices, along Philadelphia Main Line.
Aboriginal Child Protection Mediation - Video 02/16/2012
The Ministry of Children and Family Development British Columbia
An interview with an Aboriginal woman who talks about her experience with child protection mediation. She tells us how mediation helps both parents and child welfare workers who are unable to resolve a plan of care for a child, reach a decision together in a non-judgmental way.
Professional Mediation Associates About Mediation Introduction - Video 02/16/2012
Professional Mediation Associates
This professional video introduces potential clients to the mediation process. It shows the voluntary and confidential nature of the dispute resolution process.
North Carolina Courts Child Custody Mediation Q & A - Video 01/26/2012
North Carolina Courts
Court Q & A - Child Custody Mediation - What to do when parents enter a custody battle. Join District Court Judge Martin (Marty) McGee and Bryan Hurley as they discuss this process.
Tennessee Mediation Four Phases of the Mediation Process - Video 01/26/2012
Tennessee Mediation
This video describes the four phases of the mediation process. This is an informative role-play produced by Jean Munroe and TennesseeMediation.com. The topic of the mediation is divorce and child custody.
Relationships Scotland Family Mediation in Action - Video 01/26/2012
Relationships Scotland
A film showing parents who are having difficulties attending three mediation sessions. They discuss and agree a positive way forward for them as a family.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Divorce Research Inspires Start in Mediation - Video 04/02/2010
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly describes that her research on divorce and the effects it had on families made her want to become a mediator.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Conflict-Free Environment for Children During Divorce - Video 10/02/2009
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly describes how mediation can be a protective factor for children in the divorce process. If parents can engage in and deal with conflict without involving their children, the children will be better off.
Constance Ahrons Constance Ahrons: Personal Experience with Divorce - Video 09/13/2009
Constance Ahrons
Constance Ahrons describes her own divorce and how it would not have been so difficult if it had not been for lawyers becoming involved and escalating it. 
Lisa Parkinson Lisa Parkinson: Divorce Cases that Perhaps Should Not Be Mediated - Video 02/08/2010
Lisa Parkinson
Lisa Parkinson gives three contexts in which divorcing couples should not mediate.
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Mediation, not the courts, is key in avoiding the 'war'

WHEN Roisin O'Shea applied for a judicial separation from her husband, it seemed there was only one way to go about it - and that was by plastering on the war paint and marching into court. read

 
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MediYAYtion: Why Your Upcoming Divorce Mediation is a Good Thing! (And Instructions on How to Rock It!)

In the context of a divorce, mediation is a good thing. It offers folks a real opportunity to settle their divorce without the acrimony or expense of a trial. Plus, in many counties, it’s mandatory—meaning the parties are required to mediate before going to court. read

 
5/24:

How to Prepare for Mediation

Each mediation renews my belief that people are willing to listen, learn and create resolution in the interest of peace, time, and fiscal responsibility. read

 
5/17:

Got a dispute - mediate, don't litigate

With court fees on the rise, in some extreme cases by more than 600 per cent, and the cut backs in the administration of justice, most notably with some local courts shutting down, legal cases are more expensive and take longer to resolve. read

 
5/10:

Marriage breakdown - Is Family Mediation right for me?

Family Mediation provides an extremely effective way for couples to resolve various issues. It is non-adversarial. Both of you are partners in the decision making. It allows matters to be resolved amicably. read

 
4/19:

'Law & Order' Divorce Suit Blocked by Mediation Privilege

A long-running legal feud over the Law & Order fortune may have finally reached its finale. A state judge in Los Angeles last week tossed out a suit against the mediators who helped settle the divorce of Dick Wolf, the legal procedural's creator, and his ex-wife Christine. read

 
4/12:

Stepchild's spending divides parents, mediation may help

because you two can’t seem to dial down the “bitter battle” — there is an intermediary you should consider engaging: a mediator. read

 
4/05:

Brazilian judge trains clergy to mediate domestic disputes

A pioneering mediation program in Brazil is banking on religious leaders using their conciliatory skills to resolve conflicts between families and neighbors, while helping the judicial system reduce a massive backlog of cases overloading the country’s courts. read

 
4/05:

Getting a divorce? Why one family court judge advocates mediation

Mediation is less costly than separate representation -- and educates couples about the court process: Their options, child issues, financial issues, legal concerns and legal effects of decisions so they can make their own agreements. read

 
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5 Insane But True Facts About High Conflict Divorce

1. High Conflict Divorce is expensive! Mediation is the least expensive option, at a typical cost of $6,600. Collaborative law costs average $19,723 while full-scale divorce litigation average, $77,746. read

 
3/08:

Peace Talks! Madonna Negotiating ‘Secret Settlement’ With Ex Guy Ritchie

Agreement reached in mediation.  Singer's estranged teen son to return to America for school year, spend summers and holidays in UK. read

 
3/01:

Divorce mediator helped navigate new field for Oregon

After nearly 30 years, Deschutes County mediator David Hakenson is retiring after helping to birth and grow divorce mediation services in Oregon. read

 
2/22:

At-Court Mediation pilot scheme improves level and quality of contact, says NFM

Data produced by National Family Mediation suggests that the At-Court Mediation pilot project is helping to improve the level and quality of contact with children. read

 
2/11:

Economic Mediation in Cases Involving Domestic Violence: A Prickly Proposition

With the advent of economic mediation pilot programs involving cases including a history of domestic violence with final restraining orders in place, the appropriateness of and approach to such cases has become an issue of heightened importance. read

 
2/08:

Israel Requires Mediation for Divorce

A law has been passed in Israel that will come into force in July. It requires couples to try mediation before they can obtain their divorce through the courts. read

 
1/12:

Have you resolved to get divorced in 2016?

As many of us turn our thoughts to making changes in the New Year, a good number are likely contemplating divorce. Turns out, January is a popular month to file for divorce for many Americans. read

 
1/12:

Singapore Family Justice Court to focus more on kids’ welfare, mediation processes

For all contentious child cases now, counselling and mediation is required, with a pilot programme that includes a therapeutic interview with affected children. “We found that this helped parents appreciate the consequences of their actions on their children, with encouraging results." read

 
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How to Manage Family Strife

Families argue -- especially around the holidays. Overbearing in-laws, wayward teens, stepfamilies, elder care or antiquated parenting plans can turn a home into a war zone. While some situations are easily resolved, others can linger for months -- even years. Instead of allowing conflict to fester -- consider mediation. read

 
1/05:

Mediation Matters: Changing the culture of divorce – a mediator’s new year reflections

NFM's At-Court Mediation project successfully showed that couples who have become entrenched in conflict can, with the right help, find an exit from the courtroom drama and move on in a positive way. read

 
12/29:

Number of people in family mediation rises

The number of people using mediation to resolve family disputes has risen, the UK government announced this week. In their figures for the third quarter of 2015 – July to September – the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) revealed that the number of mediation sessions started was 19 per cent higher than last year. read

 
12/17:

Mediation starts in the last quarter up by 19%

he Ministry of Justice has published the latest legal aid statistics for July to September 2015. The number of mediation assessments fell sharply after the introduction of LASPO in April 2013, but over the last year the number of mediation assessments has stabilised at around half of pre-LASPO levels, despite quarterly fluctuations. read

 
12/17:

Studies show couples wait until after the holidays to divorce, with filings peaking in March

It is not uncommon for married couples to take their children on vacation over Christmas, stay in the same hotel rooms and behave as though everything were normal— only to announce at the beginning of the new year they are getting a divorce, according to professionals who handle divorces. read

 
12/08:

Can US-style collaborative law finally uproot Britain's bad divorce habits?

Across the Atlantic, the collaborative approach to separation is well-established. But why are so few UK lawyers up for it? Frances Sieber explains. read

 
11/30:

Early Mediation Can Facilitate Divorce Cases

Family lawyers should embrace early mediation as a creative tool that makes them more attractive to clients and helps them cast a net for a wider client base. read

 
11/23:

Mediation can soften the blow of divorce, other relationship woes

“Mediators are neutral. They don’t take sides. They don’t make the decisions. But we ask a lot of questions to get people talking and thinking.” – Amherst mediator Susan Burton read

 
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