One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.
Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.
33 million cases are pending in the courts of India as of 2019--what is the answer?
This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.
Mediating with Families is an excellent resource both for practitioners and teachers/trainers of family mediation. It includes a broad discussion of family mediation, with techniques, case examples, resources and theory. It is an excellent addition to the field.
There are many benefits to choosing mediation for your divorce, but it’s also important to understand and prepare for the challenges.
This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.
(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.
(6/14/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
How to mediate in the best interests of the children.
(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.
While mediation is well-known as a successful and affordable method for couples to negotiate and settle a divorce or separation, mediation can also be an effective process for helping a couple make the decision to divorce.
Divorce taints the line of communication between couples, as the multitude of emotions circulating between them makes it toughto remain civil.
Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for participants to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving. Participants open lines of communication, gain clarity and a better understanding of their own and each other's interests.
For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.
Family mediation is becoming increasingly popular for families in the UK to help resolve conflict and reach agreements surrounding children or finances or in some circumstances, both.
The people of New Zealand can be confident that children and families are at the front of the minds of an independent panel on family justice based on the panel's first report released last month.
Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.
This is a new interview of Peter Salem, long-time Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
This article illustrates the use of mediation in child protection (juvenile dependency) cases, a practice that has increased substantially in America’s juvenile courts over the past five years.
Innovate with ideas, try to think outside the box when it comes to solutions.
This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.
During my more than 30 years of practicing law, I have found that the great majority of divorcing couples are unaware of their options.
When children are involved in a divorce, you have to deal with not just your own emotions, but also theirs. Here are some tips for these conversations.
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