Category: Family

Justice and Fairness author.

Justice and Fairness

For an upcoming book club discussion, I am reading Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East...

By Phyllis Pollack
Family Law Mediators: A Tool to Reduce Conflict in and out of Mediation for Your Co-parent Clients author.

Family Law Mediators: A Tool to Reduce Conflict in and out of Mediation for Your Co-parent Clients

As a family law mediator, it can be really difficult to work with a couple who are at each other’s...

By Jen Schimbeno, Brandyn Roark Caires
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 20: Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 20: Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Chances are, one reason you got into mediation was to make a difference. Have you ever thought about getting into...

By Ashley Rosenthal, Veronica Cravener
Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce – Video Panel author.

Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce – Video Panel

A panel discussion featuring four experts who will discuss how divorce mediation can help you through the process and deal with...

By Leyla Balakhane, Chip Rose
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
Opening Statements in Mediation: What world are we making? author.

Opening Statements in Mediation: What world are we making?

"The world is made, not found." (W Barnet Pearce) I had been a mediator for about 10 years before I...

By Charlie Irvine
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
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 Managing Editor
3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes author.

3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are often stronger than sole proprietorships because two or more partners can bring diverse strengths to the table...

By Carmela DeNicola
Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool author.

Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool

In coaching we often suggest clients that they “keep Amy in the backseat” when you’re in a conflict. We are...

By Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC
Inside the Mediation Room – Guests: Susan Guthrie and Woody Mosten author.

Inside the Mediation Room – Guests: Susan Guthrie and Woody Mosten

For this third episode of Inside the Mediation Room, Karen and Michael Aurit host mediation legends and innovators Susan Guthrie...

By Susan Guthrie, Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Michael Aurit, Karen Aurit
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
Our Shame Stories and Conflict author.

Our Shame Stories and Conflict

Our shame stories can fuel conflict. Those of you who’ve been following my blog for a while, know that I...

By Lorraine Segal
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
Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say? author.

Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say?

Mediation is an excellent choice when two upcoming spouses want a neutral process to discuss and finalize the financial terms...

By Roseann Vanella
Recreating Mediation Practice and Theory Afresh – Saying Goodbye to Roscoe Pound and the Legal Profession author.

Recreating Mediation Practice and Theory Afresh – Saying Goodbye to Roscoe Pound and the Legal Profession

It’s time for mediation to claim its place as a stand-alone profession freed from being just an alternative to the...

By Greg Rooney
First We Take Manhattan author.

First We Take Manhattan

Leonard Cohen’s protest song about terrorism was, he said in a 1988 interview, about the power of ideas to shake...

By Tony Guise
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
Should You Agree to Mediate When You Think Your Spouse is a Narcissist? author.

Should You Agree to Mediate When You Think Your Spouse is a Narcissist?

Narcissus, the Greek god who fell so deeply in love with himself that his self-adoration ultimately led to his demise,...

By Jill Rynkowski Doyle
Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool author.

Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool

In coaching we often suggest clients that they “keep Amy in the backseat” when you’re in a conflict. We are...

By Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC
 Marital Mediation: Where Are We Going? author.

 Marital Mediation: Where Are We Going?

by Susan Boardman In an effort to try to answer the question that serves as the title of this article,...

By Susan K. Boardman
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
Beware of Email Agreements! author.

Beware of Email Agreements!

The American Bar Association published a story warning us all to be careful about settling by email. It recited the...

By Phyllis Pollack
Will You or the Conflict Be Something You’ll Laugh at Some Day? author.

Will You or the Conflict Be Something You’ll Laugh at Some Day?

It’s somewhat counterintuitive to think and say we actually laugh at our interpersonal disputes! But, in my work as a...

By Cinnie Noble

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