Separation is one of the most difficult processes people can go through, but the situation is even more shocking for kids who need to adapt to such a huge change in life.
(1/24/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
There’s an interesting dichotomy between married couples’ view of life insurance.
In my role as mediator one of the questions I am asked most often by parents, community groups, and interested parties is if an agreement reached at Family Dispute Resolution is legally binding and enforceable through the family court.
This article discusses six options that are successful ways of sharing time with children over the holidays.
This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.
What do you do when work treats you “like family”?
As well as working with a skilled divorce lawyer, it can be in your interest to take advice from an experienced pension planner in order to achieve good solutions to these sorts of issues.
If the thought of enduring a meal—let alone an entire weekend—with your family or in-laws has you tensing up then you might want to keep reading.
Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.
One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.
Halloween may not be as meaningful as other seasonal holidays, but for divorced or separated parents and their children, feelings of “missing out” on fun times can be very challenging.
When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.
One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.
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.
Andrew Schepard discusses challenges within family mediation: domestic violence, cultural differences and parties' expectations of the mediator, and a need to pre-screen violent parents.
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.
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.
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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.