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 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.
Divorce taints the line of communication between couples, as the multitude of emotions circulating between them makes it toughto remain civil.
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.
For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.
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.
During my more than 30 years of practicing law, I have found that the great majority of divorcing couples are unaware of their options.
This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.
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.
When we think holidays, we think magical time of year for children.
(12/12/18)Michael Aurit, Jim Melamed, Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Mediate.com and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) have worked together to produce 4 new online video courses Check out the trailers for all 4 of these new courses and then order at www.mediate.com/University. Note the special holiday pricing of only $199 for all 4 courses this month only!
His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!
If you are a parent going through separation or divorce it is highly likely you are worried about the effect it will have on your children.
Are you struggling with Co-Parenting after divorce? If you are, it is no surprise.
In March 2012, eleven amazing people announced the creation of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. They had big dreams and grand expectations. Let’s look at how far we have come and where we may go.
(10/08/18)Donald T. Saposnek
'The Master Agreement', now in its Second Edition, offers a comprehensive manual of issues, clauses and phrases for use in drafting Marital Settlement Agreements. This book is unique, of very high quality, will save you time, and elevate the quality of your drafting.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Maxine Baker-Jackson, former Director and Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dependency Court, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
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By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.