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Jim Melamed

Establishing Standards for Online Domestic Relations Mediation

(7/18/19)Jim Melamed

Leading national family mediation organizations, including Mediate.com, have abided by common standards for divorce and family mediation for over two decades. Do these standards need to be updated to address issues of online mediation? If so, how?

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Divorcing After Long-Term Marriage Checklist of Considerations

(7/18/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

For couples facing divorce in their late fifties, sixties, and beyond, the questions and issues are quite distinct from those facing younger couples.

Frederick Way

Celebrating Pride – Reflections on Being a Gay Mediator

(7/18/19)Frederick Way

This article discusses this mediator's viewpoint that as a mediation profession need to celebrate our own pride.

Lee Jay Berman

13 Tools for Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, with Customers and in Life

(7/17/19)Lee Jay Berman

Conflict happens. It is inevitable. It is going to happen whenever you have people with different expectations. Here are some tools for avoiding and resolving disputes in the early stages, before they become full-blown conflicts.

Stuart Watson

The Divorce Process: Mediation Saves Money, Time and Trauma

(7/12/19)Stuart Watson

The divorce process has significant impacts on the lives of the spouses and their families depending on how they go through the divorce. This article outlines how divorce mediation can save families money and time, and reduce trauma when compared to a traditional, litigated divorce process.

Jacques Joubert

Bringing the Human Face to Conflict

(7/12/19)Jacques Joubert

Mediation may be described as a process that evolves over four different phases. It begins in a joint session and ends in a final joint session.

Laurie Israel

Why Retainers are Important to the Mediation Process

(7/12/19)Laurie Israel

For most mediations, having the financial relationship between the mediator and the clients prepaid through a retainer can be a very strong impetus towards making the mediation process stronger and more effective.

John Sturrock

Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream

(7/05/19)John Sturrock

Being a mediator brings surprises along the way. It is remarkable that, after years of waiting for Scotland to pick up the mediation baton, we now have two important initiatives underway.

Jay Safier

Marriage and Divorce Under The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

(7/05/19)Jay Safier

As a former practicing CPA, who is now a professional mediator, I pose the following question: What has the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act done to help couples improve the statistics regarding the institution of marriage and make the emotional issues of divorce less stressful?

Alex Renirie

'Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts': Book Review

(7/05/19)Alex Renirie, Todd Jarvis

Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts is a groundbreaking effort that documents conflicts and strategies for collaboration in today’s U.S. energy sector.

Georg Stratemeyer

Domestic Violence Theories and Mediation

(7/05/19)Georg Stratemeyer

This article proposes that the family mediation process formalizes the separation, as partners are encouraged to try to work out how to co-parent their children, and increases the risk for victims of domestic violence.

Tim Hicks

Seven Steps for Effective Problem Solving in the Workplace

(7/01/19)Tim Hicks

Problem-solving and decision-making. Ask anyone in the workplace if these activities are part of their day and they answer 'Yes!' But how many of us have had training in problem-solving?

Ann Gosline

Ann Gosline Interview: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(7/01/19)Ann Gosline

The wider Influence of mediation and negotiative thinking beyond practice.

Michael Aurit

Mediation Field Mourns the Loss of Family Mediation Pioneer Lawrence D. Gaughan

(6/28/19)Michael Aurit, Larry Gaughan

It is with deep sadness that we learned this week about the passing of Lawrence D. Gaughan, a pioneer professional family mediator.

Judith Starr

Author, Author! An Interview with Michael Lang, Author of The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution

(6/27/19)Judith Starr, Michael Lang

How do you think about reflective practice?

Lori Frio-Walker

Thinking of Divorce? There are More Ways to Divorce Than You May Think

(6/24/19)Lori Frio-Walker

Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for the parties to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving.

Sue Miglino

This Great Graphic Will Have Mediation Parties Prepared for Success

(6/24/19)Sue Miglino

This article addresses the use of a tool, a graphic of intermeshed gears, that helps to explain how people in close knit groups interact.

Kenneth Cloke

Bringing Oxytocin into the Room

(6/22/19)Kenneth Cloke

For the most part, we have tended to ignore the deeper reality that conflict experiences are processed and regulated by our nervous system.

Susan Yates

Interview with Susan Yates: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/19/19)Susan Yates

Managing A Force of Nature: ODR and Dispute Resolution Systems Design Standards and Practice: An interview with Susan Yates by Robert Benjamin.

John Sturrock

Mediation in a Changing Climate? - From Consensus to Confrontation?

(6/17/19)John Sturrock

It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.

Ascending the Status of Mediation - Supporting the National Mediation Policy Act

(6/17/19)Michael Aurit, Donald T. Saposnek

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Children First in Your Divorce

(6/14/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

How to mediate in the best interests of the children.

Gene Esshaki

Creating a Winning Mediation Statement

(6/14/19)Gene Esshaki

When it comes to commercial mediations, the first impression is made with the Mediation Statement.

Stephen Goldberg

Trump’s Approach to Conflict Resolution: Effect on Disputants and Neutrals

(6/13/19)Stephen Goldberg

Donald Trump’s primary approach to the resolution of conflict is to focus on what he sees as his power advantage over the party with whom he is dealing, and to rely on that presumed power advantage to force the other party to agree to his terms.

Susan Podziba

Conflict, Negotiation, and Public Policy Mediation in the Trump Era

(6/13/19)Susan Podziba

The world of conflict, negotiation, and public policy mediation has markedly changed since the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States.

Peter T. Coleman

Tentative Teachings on Conflict from Trump’s Tumultuous Tenure in Office

(6/13/19)Peter T. Coleman

I will attempt to speculate on a few of the possible consequences of the Trump presidency for the field of conflict resolution and negotiation.

Andrea Schneider

Andrea Schneider Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/12/19)Andrea Schneider

This is an interview with Andrea Schneider by Robert Benjamin discussing negotiative strategies.

Dean Pruitt

What Have We Learned about Negotiation from Donald Trump?

(6/11/19)Dean Pruitt

Trump’s behavior in the the Presidency reflects many of his New York negotiation experiences and guidelines, for better and worse.

Gregg Relyea

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(6/10/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

Donald T. Saposnek

New Interview with Don Saposnek - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/07/19)Donald T. Saposnek

This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

John Lande

Interview with John Lande: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/06/19)John Lande

This is an interview with John Lande, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

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