Category: Family

Five Ways to Repair a Marriage author.

Five Ways to Repair a Marriage

Doni, a friend of mine since high school, sidled up to me in the supermarket one day and said he...

By Mordechai Rhine
Inside the Mediation Room: Guest Chip Rose author.

Inside the Mediation Room: Guest Chip Rose

In this episode of Michael and Karen Aurit's video podcast "Inside The Mediation Room," their guest is Chip Rose, a...

By Chip Rose, Michael Aurit, Karen Aurit
Custody Mediation – Before or During Litigation? author.

Custody Mediation – Before or During Litigation?

Parents can try both litigation and mediation to determine parenting arrangements after they split. But should you go to mediation...

By Zarira Love
Who Should Use Custody Mediation? author.

Who Should Use Custody Mediation?

Most parents fighting over child custody would benefit from mediation. In general, having a neutral professional help you negotiate calmly...

By Shea Drefs
Mediate.com’s Mental Health and Mediation Conference is Now Online! author.

Mediate.com’s Mental Health and Mediation Conference is Now Online!

The listservs and chat rooms have been abuzz this week -- everyone's talking about the conference! We had 39 leading...

By Clare Fowler
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen: Consider Mediation! author.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen: Consider Mediation!

So, if the rumors flying around the internet are true, it looks like Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen may be...

By Colin Rule
When Unmarried Couples Separate – What’s Best for the Children? author.

When Unmarried Couples Separate – What’s Best for the Children?

Separating married couples, with or without children, know that divorce requires the legal dissolution of the marriage.  Divorce is not...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
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
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
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
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
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
What the Statistics Tell Us About Divorce and Custody Mediation author.

What the Statistics Tell Us About Divorce and Custody Mediation

A recent Custody X Change study found that 93 percent of divorcing parents tried an alternative dispute resolution method –...

By Ben Coltrin
Pensions in divorce: What are they and how are they split? author.

Pensions in divorce: What are they and how are they split?

Pensions have almost become a benefit of the past, having been replaced by 401(k) plans.  However, they still exist for...

By Mary Salisbury
LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends author.

LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends

As the number of LGBTQ marriages has significantly increased in recent years, the number of divorces has also gone up....

By Carmela DeNicola
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
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
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

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