Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Members of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) provide mediation services to families facing decisions involving separation, divorce or marital dissolution, child custody, parenting, visitation, property division, wills and estates, elder care, spouse support or alimony, child support, family business, pre-nuptial agreements, and many other disputes, conflicts or issues involving the family.

The APFM can refer you to a mediator in your area and provide information about mediation training and dispute resolution employment opportunities.

Mediation offers people the opportunity to resolve their disputes with the help of a neutral person trained in mediation skills, domestic violence issues, financial issues, and other topics. The mediator is not a judge or an arbitrator who imposes a decision on people, but is trained to assist people in negotiating their own resolution to their problems or concerns.

Although mediators may come from a variety of professional backgrounds including: attorneys; psychologists; social workers; marriage or family counselors; clergy people; accountants and financial specialists, they received specialized training to become mediators.

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators provides a referral service of our Members who practice in the areas of family and divorce mediation and who have met strict training and experience requirements.

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Articles and Video:

New Video Series: "Inside the Mediation Room" with Michael Aurit (04/27/19), Aurit Mediation and APFM Present a New Interview Series: "Inside the Mediation Room with Michael Aurit" 

NEW: - APFM Video Series (12/12/18) 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 Note the special holiday pricing of only $199 for all 4 courses this month only!

Jim Melamed Selected For First APFM Outstanding Mediator Award (10/24/18)
After a nominations process open to all Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) members, Jim Melamed, CEO, was selected to receive APFM's first "Outstanding Professional Family Mediator Award." The award was presented to Jim at the recent 2018 APFM Conference in San Diego.

Introducing the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (03/02/12)
Dear Professional Family Mediation Colleagues,

Returning to our roots, Family Mediators have come together and have chosen to form a new organization of our own, the Academy of Professional Family Mediators.