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Divorce Lawyers: 5 Little Known Things You Need To Know 04/03/2017
Vicki Shemin
There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.
Can You Use a Mediator in an Uncontested Divorce? 03/28/2017
Gabriel Cheong, Esq.
If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement in mediation, you still have the option of going to court.
Divorce Mediation In New Jersey 03/03/2017
Carrie Schultz
This article is about the divorce mediation process, including specific recommendations for New Jersey.
The Financially Smart Divorce Book Review 02/17/2017
John Fiske, J Anthony Licciardello
Divorce mediators can greatly benefit from reading and having readily on hand this new book by a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who understands that divorce should be a planning process.
Is Divorce The Real Target? 02/17/2017
Armand and Robbin DAlo
When the fire of love feels dead or the threat of divorce is put on the table what is really happening?
Divorce Mediation In Ohio 01/13/2017
Eric Laubacher
This article discusses options for reaching equitable solutions before divorce.
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.
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?
Not Another “How to Choose the Best Divorce Mediator” Article: It’s a Matter of Trust 08/26/2016
Michael Aurit
Articles about “Choosing the Best Divorce Mediator” may soon be more numerous on the Internet than the actual number of divorce mediators that exist in the world. Go ahead, Google it and be amazed!
5 Ways to Decide if Mediation Is a Cost-Effective Solution for Your Divorce 08/12/2016
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.
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.
Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask 06/20/2016
Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
This article outlines what couples need to do in order to face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce. 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 Should We Tell the Children? Developing a Mutual Story of the Divorce 07/10/2016
Donald T. Saposnek
One of the most typical questions asked of me by parents who are beginning the divorce process is, “What should we tell the children and how should we tell them?”
A Pop-Up Mediation: Multi-Party Dialogue Using Mediation Brexit: A Constitutional Crisis? 04/21/2017
John Sturrock
On the evening of Tuesday March 28th 2017, a pop-up mediation event on Brexit took place at the Grassmarket Community Centre in Edinburgh.
Family Justice Reform in British Columbia and the Northern Navigator Initiative: A Preliminary Review 04/14/2017
Nicole Garton
This paper looks at the problem of diminishing access to family justice in British Columbia from a court users perspective, and the interplay of dispute system design and culture in terms of helps and hindrances to these innovation efforts.
Let the Judge Decide! - The End of Conflict or Just the Beginning? 03/17/2017
Justin Kelsey
I have talked about peoples assumption that bringing a divorce case in front of the judge would end their conflict. On the contrary letting the judge decided might cause more conflict in the end.
Advancing Your Family Mediation Career at APFM 2017 In Memphis 03/09/2017
Michael Aurit
We met three years ago at the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) Conference in San Diego. At the time, each of us was barely a year out of law school and preparing to take a leap to begin our own divorce and family mediation practice.
A Transformative Parenting Mediation Model 03/03/2017
Wayne Plenert
The key to successful parenting mediation is using a model that works for the parents and provides a parenting model that starts with a truce, then works towards mid and long term parenting goals.
Harmful Effects of Child-Custody Evaluations on Children 03/03/2017
Ira Turkat
Child-custody evaluations have become commonplace in family-law disputes over living arrangements, parental decision-making, and time-sharing with offspring.
Collaborative Parenting Can Mend the Divide 03/06/2017
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Family Mediation UK - Video 11/13/2013
Fairway Divorce Solutions
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.
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.
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.
Linda Singer Singer, Linda: Interpersonal Mediation Builds Skills - Video 05/04/2010
Linda Singer
Linda Singer describes how her interpersonal mediation experience in the past has helped her to mediate in multi-party, complex cases currently. The rapport-development skills she learned in interpersonal mediation carry over to multi-party disputes.
William E. Hartgering William Hartgering: Benefit From Mediators Having Been Through Mediation - Video 07/28/2010
William E. Hartgering
William Hartgering shares his personal experience going through divorce mediation as a mediator himself.
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Divorce News

4/26:

How To Make A Hard Divorce Easier On Your Kids

These are my tips, some serious, some playful, some in-between. read

 
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Penn Law's Mediation Clinic: Tackling international child abduction disputes

Last semester, two Law School students took a month to prepare for a high-stakes mediation: an international child abduction dispute in Omaha, Nebraska. read

 
4/04:

Twins, divided: The fate of mentally disabled husband heading to mediation

This three-day series tracks the lives of Ryan and Ronald Moore, identical twins separated soon after birth. read

 
3/07:

Mediator: HB 1277 would punish divorcing couples

Dunlap’s idea is that if the Legislature makes divorce more difficult, fewer people will seek a divorce. The problem with that logic is that divorce is already plenty difficult for the individuals involved, even under the best of circumstances. read

 
1/26:

Charity urges increase in family mediation

A charity has called for an increased use of mediation during family breakdown. The public needs a better understanding of the divorce process so children and other “at-risk parties” can be better protected, the Family Mediation Association (FMA) insists. read

 
1/26:

In praise of mediation

For reasons I won’t go into here, I think I may have gained a reputation in some quarters for being an opponent of mediation as a means of resolving family disputes. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. read

 
1/26:

WI: Family Law Mediators Can Draft Settlement Documents

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has approved a petition that will allow lawyer-mediators to draft and file settlement documents in family law cases. Currently, parties must obtain different legal counsel to perform those legal tasks after mediation. read

 
12/30:

Alexa report shows Mediate.com as most "linked in" mediator directory

Mediate.com enters its 22nd year as the most visited and utilized mediator directory on the planet. read

 
12/29:

The Value of Divorce Mediation

Instead of publicly battling each other in civil court or in front of the Beth Din, you can move forward in divorce mediation. read

 
11/08:

Business Offers Free Holiday Mediation

Falmouth Mediation at 184 Jones Road, a full-service, client-centered mediation practice providing an affordable forum for assisting families and individuals, is offering one hour of free mediation to help couples and ex-couples agree on holiday schedules for their families. read

 
11/08:

Hot jobs: Mediators

According to the New York State Department of Labor, employment for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators is expected to rise 14.6 percent — faster than the average for all occupations — between 2010 and 2020. read

 
10/31:

Divorce gets even uglier, but its cast steps up, in “Mediation”

On a stress test, divorce is ranked higher than the death of a spouse. That’s because with divorce comes the stigma of failure.I think that helps explain Robert’s downward spiral this episode. read

 
10/24:

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Mediation' Episode of DIVORCE on HBO

On the next episode of DIVORCE on HBO titled 'Mediation', telling the kids is the hardest part of the divorce process. New episodes of Divorce premiere Sundays at 10PM on HBO. read

 
10/12:

Splitting couples turn to mediation

Couples going through martial or domestic breakups are increasingly turning to the Family Mediation Service in Limerick rather than going to the expense of court action to divide property and agree on child access. 400 clients a year are now using the free service in Limerick. read

 
9/29:

How to put children ahead of broken relationships

University of Virginia psychology professor Robert Emery's message to divorcing couples is simple; parents should be parents so that kids can be kids. read

 
9/20:

Getting Through the 6 Stages of Mediation

Mediation is not a single event, not a one-time meeting where magically issues are resolved. Rather, mediation is a process that occurs with very predictable steps. read

 
9/15:

Divorce mediator busted for husband kidnapping plot

A Monsey divorce mediator was arrested and charged with helping a rabbi plot the kidnapping of a man who refused to give his poor wife an Orthodox Jewish divorce, also known as a “get.” read

 
9/12:

A divorce mediator answers: Can divorced parents just act like parents?

I want divorced parents to just act like parents, so their kids can be just kids, not “children of divorce” or “children from broken homes.” I hate labels that define children by something that happened to their parents’ romantic relationship. read

 
9/01:

What I Did On My Summer Vacation OR 20 Things I Learned About Divorce Mediation

As a divorced mom and parent coach, one of the things I feel passionate about is helping divorced couples co-parent to the ultimate benefit of their children. So among the many things I did this summer was to take a week to focus on my own education before I hustled to launch my three young-adult children on their individual academic adventures. In short, I took the Divorce Mediation Skills Training Certificate Program at Northwestern University. read

 
8/18:

Avoid Tragic Ending: Start With a Negotiated Farewell and Divorce Mediation

When divorce seems like the best and only option, spouses can dramatically impact the quality of their divorce process by initiating the divorce using a strategy called the Negotiated Farewell. read

 
7/12:

The TV show Call the Mediator is revealing on love turned sour

Anybody who is considering divorce should first take a look at the new BBC2 series Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator, which goes behind the doors of a string of national family mediation centres. read

 
7/12:

Mediation can lower the costs of divorce

Costs can be kept lower by utilizing mediation. In mediation, a neutral third party (on occasion two mediators) sits with the parties to the divorce and asks for their responses to a series of questions about assets and liabilities, the family home, parenting agreements for their children and other pertinent matters. This at-the-table work can be hard for people who are in a divorce, but the benefits are not only a lowered cost but also the fact that they design their agreement. read

 
6/29:

Couples on new BBC reality show about mediation are mocked on Twitter

Warring couples on new BBC reality show about mediation are mocked on social media as they feud over their finances. read

 
6/29:

A new BBC program allows us to watch couples undertake mediation

Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator is a rather astonishing series - and it's up to the viewer to provide judgement. read

 
6/21:

Mr Versus Mrs – Confessions of a divorce mediator

Nine couples featured in a new BBC 2 documentary series Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator, which takes a fly-on-the-wall approach to the growing practice of family mediation as the UK now carries out more than 17,000 mediations a year, according to government statistics. The success rate is high: nearly 90 per cent achieve a satisfactory deal. read

 
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