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Splitting America Redux: Implications for Keeping our Kids Safe (3/16/18)
Donald T. Saposnek

After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.

Why Ego Management is Key to Effective Mediation (3/16/18)
Bruce Edwards

In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers

Healing Effects of Mediation on Kids to Achieve and Spread Infinite Positive Outcomes (3/16/18)
Denisha Shah

The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.

Working with Challenging Family Situations: A Mediator's Perspective (3/16/18)
Mark Baer

If you were asked to stop doing any of these simple tasks, what feelings and emotions might you experience?

The Need for a Paradigm Shift for Transforming Relational Conflict (3/16/18)
Laura Tarcea

This paper provides a brief overview of mediation with a focus on clients’ self-determinism in family mediation or family dispute resolution (FDR) and Ontario court-connected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs.

Playing the Blame Game the Right Way (3/16/18)
Sat Sindhar

A common reason for workplace tension is biased judgement.

Top Ten Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Fallout Of A High Conflict Break-Up (3/14/18)
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.

What it Takes to be Conflict Masterful (3/09/18)
Cinnie Noble

How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.

Change Is Coming: Tax Reform Act Punishes Divorcing Couples (3/02/18)
Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The new act aims to prevent this “nefarious” practice, often labeled as a divorce subsidy, by rendering alimony payments as after tax income, beginning with the 2019 tax year.

You Look Like Someone I Can Trust! (2/22/18)
Phyllis Pollack

When my sister had just been born, my mother boarded a crowded war time train with my sister in her arms, then turnd and handed the baby to a trusting stranger.

Can this Key Ingredient Protect Your Marriage from Relationship Conflict? (2/16/18)
Tammy Lenski

Couples can have big fights, frequent conflict, and even bicker all the time and still have healthy, fulfilling, and lasting relationships. How so?

4 Game-Changing Tips to Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice (2/15/18)
Michael Aurit

Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.

Educating the Dispute Resolvers of the Future (2/09/18)
Sabine Walsh

The ICC Mediation Competition in Paris, and the growing number of others like it, are contributing to a change in the way disputes are going to be resolved in the future.

What Does the 2017 Tax Law Mean for Divorcing Couples? (2/02/18)
Meredith Richardson

I sat down with Jill Boynton of Cornerstone Financial Planning to find out how this law will effect divorcing couples.

Ask the Judge - Do I need an Attorney's Help to Create a Parenting Plan? (2/02/18)
Sherrill Ellsworth

As long as you and your coParent are committed to working together to create a Parenting Plan that’s best for your children, there is no need for extra costs.

Mediating Family Property and Estate Conflicts: Keeping the Peace and Preserving Family Wealth (1/30/18)
Jay Folberg

Of all of the cases I have mediated over the past 30 years, the most challenging and rewarding disputes have been those between family members over family property, estates, trusts and businesses.

Hiring a Divorce Attorney? Buyer Beware (1/19/18)
Mark Baer

John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”

When the Day is Done (1/12/18)
Cinnie Noble

When you consider what is most important to you about the conflict and the other person, what is the optimum way of proceeding, do you think?

Family Counseling to Resolve Conflict? (1/12/18)
Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.

Overcoming Clients' Road Blocks in Conflict Management Coaching (1/05/18)
Cinnie Noble

As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.

Children and ADR (1/05/18)
Shirli Kirschner

Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.

Why Gray is My Favorite Color (1/05/18)
Nancy Shuger

This article addresses the relationship between mediator neutrality and success in mediation.

End of the Year: The Kids are Alright (12/29/17)
Bernard Morrow

End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.

Tips for Keeping the Kids out of the Conflict (12/22/17)
Joy Rosenthal

Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.

Dear Self-Represented Client (12/15/17)
Georgia Daniels

This article explains what a consulting attorney does for divorce mediation clients, and why this review is particularly helpful in developing the self-represented client’s capacity to give informed consent to an agreement that may contain unusual or non-standard terms.

Family Business Succession: The Joys and Challenges (12/15/17)
Michael A. Zeytoonian

Family business succession can be joyous when there is a succession plan. But when there’s no plan in place, it can be anything but joyous.

It’s Not Just the Romantic Stuff That Makes a Marriage Special (12/08/17)
Larry Gaughan

Romance is far from being everything in marriages that grow and thrive, and it’s certainly not the only thing as couples discover the challenges of everyday living.

Anger Has Its Benefits !! (12/01/17)
Phyllis Pollack

Researchers concluded that “‘People intuitively chose to become angry… They believed they would become more effective competitors.’”

Attention Mediators in the State of Texas: Mandatory Training Required for Family Neutrals by January 2018 (12/01/17)
Barbara Allen

To be qualified to serve as an impartial third party under Subchapter C, Chapter 154 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, additional training is required of Family Mediators and other third party neutrals on or before January 1, 2018.

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