Category: Custody & Parenting

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
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.
“When ‘Happily Ever After…’ becomes ‘Under Construction Forever After’”* author.

“When ‘Happily Ever After…’ becomes ‘Under Construction Forever After’”*

Review of Ellen Bruno’s Documentary Film, Split Up—The Teen Years Back in 2013, I reviewed for Mediate.com a documentary titled...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
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
Back to School Basics for Busy Co-parents author.

Back to School Basics for Busy Co-parents

Back to school is upon us, and for most parents, it can bring a whole new set of challenges not...

By Melissa Provence
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
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
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
Options For Resolving Business Partnership Disputes author.

Options For Resolving Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships, just like every other human relationship, go through periods of conflict or disagreement. However, allowing disagreements to fester...

By Carmela DeNicola
Is Your Separation Complicated? author.

Is Your Separation Complicated?

Some couples feel stuck because they are unsure how to move forward in their separation. Other couples feel stuck because...

By Amy Robertson
Three Alternatives to Custody Mediation author.

Three Alternatives to Custody Mediation

When you are deciding whether to use mediation to resolve your custody dispute, consider these alternatives. If you already have...

By Ben Coltrin
“Inside the Mediation Room” with Michael and Karen Aurit author.

“Inside the Mediation Room” with Michael and Karen Aurit

Mediate.com and The National Mediation Training Institute are excited to present a new monthly live podcast: "Inside the Mediation Room”...

By Michael Aurit, Karen Aurit
A Tool for Co-Parenting author.

A Tool for Co-Parenting

Family Law Mediators: a tool to reduce conflict in and out of mediation for your co-parent clients By Jen Schimbeno...

By Jen Schimbeno, Brandyn Roark Caires
How to Discuss a Prenup With Your Soon-to-be Spouse? author.

How to Discuss a Prenup With Your Soon-to-be Spouse?

The trend of prenuptial agreements is on the rise because of a growing acceptance of its usefulness, especially among millennials...

By Carmela DeNicola
Advice for Navigating a High Conflict Divorce author.

Advice for Navigating a High Conflict Divorce

Divorces often start from a place of conflict or stress, but some divorces are more contentious than others.  A number...

By Sarah Jacobs
Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say? author.

Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say?

Contract sales presentation Real estate Sales of houses Calculation of house sales rates. Mediation is an excellent choice when two...

By Roseann Vanella
Co-parenting mediation when you have a new partner author.

Co-parenting mediation when you have a new partner

When you have an ongoing child custody dispute and you’re headed to mediation, you may want to include your new...

By Ben Coltrin
7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation author.

7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation

I’ve recently been helping some parents think through how and when to talk to their children about their divorce.  Here...

By Joy Rosenthal
Top 10 Questions About Child Support author.

Top 10 Questions About Child Support

Top 10 Questions About Child Support One of the most talked-about issues in separation is the issue of child support....

By Marian Grande
A Better Understanding of Premarital Mediation author.

A Better Understanding of Premarital Mediation

This past week I gave a three-hour training to almost 20 family mediators on premarital mediation. We discussed how they...

By Amanda Singer
Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency author.

Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency

Covid-19 certainly does exasperate the challenge of co-parenting post-separation. Co-parents regularly face a number of stressors related to their interpersonal...

By Aaron Leakey
3 Oft-Forgotten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Family Mediation author.

3 Oft-Forgotten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Family Mediation

On top of the questions to ask your mediator, there are some things you should ask yourself before mediation to...

By Ben Coltrin
Ending a Marriage? Don’t Get Divorced from Financial Reality in the Process author.

Ending a Marriage? Don’t Get Divorced from Financial Reality in the Process

Divorce Done Differently by Denise FrenchSound financial planning may be the last thing on your mind when divorcing but it...

By Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC
Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries author.

Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries

A surprising outcome that is noteworthy for Divorcing (or Divorced) Couples seeking to use Life Insurance Proceeds to assist their...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
How Does a Mediator Help Families Resolve Conflict? – Video author.

How Does a Mediator Help Families Resolve Conflict? – Video

Is your family or someone you know going through a rough patch and wondering when might it be necessary to...

By Bob Bordone
How to Get Through The Holiday Season if You Are Getting Divorced? author.

How to Get Through The Holiday Season if You Are Getting Divorced?

Published here by the Advanced Mediation Solutions blog. When you are getting divorced or separated, a torrent of mixed emotions,...

By Roseann Vanella
To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case author.

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case There are many benefits of using mediation in your child...

By Ben Coltrin
Why is Gray Divorce Becoming Increasingly Common? author.

Why is Gray Divorce Becoming Increasingly Common?

A “gray divorce” occurs when a senior couple ends their marriage after years or decades of togetherness. Also called a...

By Carmela DeNicola, Roseann Vanella

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