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Your Working Life is Short: Why Waste it on Litigation? author.

Your Working Life is Short: Why Waste it on Litigation?

The other day I conducted a mediation between a non-English speaking plaintiff and a used car dealer. The issue was...

By Phyllis Pollack
New Mediate.com Membership Badges Are Now Available author.

New Mediate.com Membership Badges Are Now Available

New Mediate.com Badges are now available for both your Mediate.com Directory Listing and for your personal website. There are two...

By Colin Rule
Mediators Help Save the Economy author.

Mediators Help Save the Economy

Originally published on Indisputably The news media have a well-known bad-news bias.  If something bad is happening or – better...

By John Lande
Mediation – A Sound First Step to a Successful Prenup author.

Mediation – A Sound First Step to a Successful Prenup

Prenuptial agreements are not always necessary when embarking on a marriage. They usually create more problems than they solve. The...

By Laurie Israel
Christian Aspects of Mediation / Dialogue (A Reflection) author.

Christian Aspects of Mediation / Dialogue (A Reflection)

Being a facilitative mediator and mediator trainer has exposed me to intense situations and forced me to rethink my Christian...

By Charlie Young
Post Divorce Haunts: Unresolved Issues or Changes in Circumstances Come Back to Haunt Divorced Couples author.

Post Divorce Haunts: Unresolved Issues or Changes in Circumstances Come Back to Haunt Divorced Couples

Divorce agreements tell a story.  The story speaks not only of arrangements for children’s living and times spent with each...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Soft Touch author.

Soft Touch

Originally published in the JAMS ADR Blog JAMS neutral Alan Perkins doesn't believe haranguing litigants helps to resolve disputes. Perkins...

By Alan Perkins
Mediate.com’s Mediation and Mental Health Conference September 28-30 author.

Mediate.com’s Mediation and Mental Health Conference September 28-30

REGISTER NOW Mediate.com is excited to announce our Mediation and Mental Health Conference, September 28-30, 2022! See the Conference Agenda! This...

By Clare Fowler
Significant Participation, Agreement Levels Highlight Potential for ODR in Family Cases author.

Significant Participation, Agreement Levels Highlight Potential for ODR in Family Cases

University of California, Davis, Professor Donna Shestowsky and I recently had the pleasure of conducting the first neutral evaluation of any family...

By Jennifer Shack
Angelia Tolbert Receives Marvin E. Johnson Diversity and Equity Award author.

Angelia Tolbert Receives Marvin E. Johnson Diversity and Equity Award

The Marvin E. Johnson Diversity and Equity Award was established as a tribute to Marvin Johnson, a long-time SPIDR and...

By Colin Rule, Arkansas Community Dispute Resolution Centers, Inc., Marvin E. Johnson
Mediate.com Member Only Resources author.

Mediate.com Member Only Resources

The depth of Mediate.com's library is unique. Developed since 1995, Mediate.com now offers over 12,000 posts, including Articles (10,000+), Videos...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Mediate University Course Bundles author.

Mediate University Course Bundles

Here are Mediate University's Mediation Course "Bundles" to help you best and most affordably accomplish your mediation basic and advanced training...

By James Melamed, J.D.
ICODR Podcast Episode 4: Colin Rule, CEO of Mediate.com and ODR.com author.

ICODR Podcast Episode 4: Colin Rule, CEO of Mediate.com and ODR.com

In this episode of the ICODR podcast, Ian interviews Colin Rule, CEO of mediate.com, arbitrate.com, and odr.com. In 2011 Colin co-founded Modria, an...

By Colin Rule, Ian MacDuff
Who Gets the Custody of Pets in a Divorce? author.

Who Gets the Custody of Pets in a Divorce?

Pets are an integral part of a family, so no wonder when a couple is contemplating a divorce, the fate...

By Roseann Vanella
Questions to Improve Communication and Build Relationships author.

Questions to Improve Communication and Build Relationships

Much of what takes place in couples, families, and other close relationships lies buried beneath layers of unspoken desire, expectation,...

By Kenneth Cloke
Dispute Resolution in the Post Babel Era author.

Dispute Resolution in the Post Babel Era

What is the Post Babel Era? The narrative of the tower of Babel is an etiology or explanation of a...

By Robert Bergman
Dealing with Toxic Co-workers or Bosses author.

Dealing with Toxic Co-workers or Bosses

Toxic co-workers or bosses can create big problems at work. As a workplace conflict transformation consultant, coach, and trainer, I...

By Lorraine Segal
Custody Mediation with a Narcissist Spouse author.

Custody Mediation with a Narcissist Spouse

A narcissist is so caught up in themselves that they fail to think about others. They lack empathy and do...

By Zarira Love
Nesting Divorce: When Co-Parents rotate in and out of the home author.

Nesting Divorce: When Co-Parents rotate in and out of the home

When you are considering a divorce, it is a reasonable question to ask whether you could stay in the same...

By Roseann Vanella
Divorce is a Rollercoaster author.

Divorce is a Rollercoaster

Make sure you are buckled in for this ride. You feel anticipation, worry, anxiety and fear.  It can be likened...

By Marian Grande
Both Sides Now author.

Both Sides Now

I’ve looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really...

By Joy Rosenthal
It’s All a Matter of Style! author.

It’s All a Matter of Style!

Even though my students are training to become mediators, I raise the important issue of negotiation style with them; after...

By Phyllis Pollack
Things to Consider When Divorce Includes Children with Special Needs author.

Things to Consider When Divorce Includes Children with Special Needs

Divorce is never easy for anyone. Breaking off what you once thought might be a lifetime commitment can be painfully...

By Roseann Vanella
Can Children be Involved in Mediation? author.

Can Children be Involved in Mediation?

Divorcing parents are understandably uneasy regarding their separation and divorce, mainly what it means for their kids. Parents stress about...

By Marian Grande
New Michigan Mediation Mental Health Program a Nationwide Success Model author.

New Michigan Mediation Mental Health Program a Nationwide Success Model

"Resolution through Mediation for Community Mental Health." Please consider joining us to hear more about this and many other mental...

By Charity Burke
How to Navigate the Role of an ‘Accidental Mediator’ author.

How to Navigate the Role of an ‘Accidental Mediator’

Workplace conflict is inevitable. Spats between colleagues can bubble up over everything from seating arrangements and the temperature of the...

By Robyn Marsh
A Big Piece of Pie! author.

A Big Piece of Pie!

I had a strange mediation last week. Neither side submitted briefs, and so I was in the dark about what...

By Phyllis Pollack
The Elephant in the Room author.

The Elephant in the Room

As you likely know, when we use the metaphor – an elephant in the room – we mean there’s an...

By Cinnie Noble
5 Benefits of Mediation for Family Law Dispute Resolution author.

5 Benefits of Mediation for Family Law Dispute Resolution

As a lawyer, judge, and now mediator, I have handled thousands of cases in multiple areas of the law. I...

By Sherry Klein Heitler
10 Tips: Mediators’ Techniques to Build, Foster, Restore Community Cohesion author.

10 Tips: Mediators’ Techniques to Build, Foster, Restore Community Cohesion

According to Harvard’s Joint Center on Housing Studies, rental housing is home to more than a third of American households.[1]...

By Phyllis Roestenberg

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