Category: Family

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: David Hoffman author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: David Hoffman

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with David Hoffman about his chapter in the book :"Evolution of a...

By David Hoffman
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
Married Mediators:  Kim Kovach and Eric Galton author.

Married Mediators: Kim Kovach and Eric Galton

An interview with Kim Kovach and Eric Galton about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation....

By Eric Galton, Kimberlee Kovach
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
Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask author.

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

Your marriage is in question and you're facing a real dilemma. You may be the one who is deciding should...

By Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
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
Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce? author.

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce?

Published by Advanced Mediation Solutions.At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates....

By Roseann Vanella
Exploring Agreement – Readiness for Divorce Mediation author.

Exploring Agreement – Readiness for Divorce Mediation

This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate...

By Georgia Daniels
Better Reflecting Mediation to the World author.

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Being Nice Helps author.

Being Nice Helps

Civil and Dignified Divorce by Martin Rosenfeld, JDIn the Fall 2021 issue of “Family Lawyer Magazine”, an interview appears with...

By Martin Rosenfeld
How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session author.

How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session

The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown...

By Greg Enos
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
The Top Five Issues in Startup Co-Founder Separations author.

The Top Five Issues in Startup Co-Founder Separations

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleMost businesses start with a group of dedicated people identifying a problem, coming up with...

By Shirish Gupta
Transformative Family Dialogue During the Pandemic – A Story from a Mediation Center in the Czech Republic author.

Transformative Family Dialogue During the Pandemic – A Story from a Mediation Center in the Czech Republic

A version of this article also appears in Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic Guest bloggers, Robin Brzobohatý...

By Dan Simon
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
4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Divorce Mediation Process author.

4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Divorce Mediation Process

Originally published on https://advancedmediationsolutions.netDivorce mediation has great advantages over the aggressive and unpredictable process of divorce litigation. Mediation gives you...

By Roseann Vanella
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
Mediating Divisive Topics author.

Mediating Divisive Topics

SYNOPSIS In recent years, the divisions in this country have become increasingly polarized. People’s opinions have become so extreme that...

By Felicia Staub
5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Family Mediator author.

5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Family Mediator

Child custody is a sensitive matter that requires much care and consideration. When choosing a family mediator, parents need to...

By Ben Coltrin
Social Security Benefits and Divorce author.

Social Security Benefits and Divorce

Social Security benefit rules are complex and confusing, and even more so when you get a divorce.  The majority of...

By Mary Salisbury
Book Review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution author.

Book Review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution

Originally published in: FAMILY COURT REVIEW, Vol. 59 No. 4, October 2021 831–839, doi: 10.1111/fcre.12612 © 2021 Association of Family...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Top 5 Co-parenting Apps for Mediation author.

Top 5 Co-parenting Apps for Mediation

For many parents, getting ready for custody mediation is stressful and cumbersome.  A good co-parenting app upends this situation; it...

By Ben Coltrin
Do You Love Yourself Enough So No One Dares to Hurt You? author.

Do You Love Yourself Enough So No One Dares to Hurt You?

This article is a mantra for those who are navigating difficult conflicts. _________ Did you know that I didn’t always...

By Veera Mahajan
Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards author.

Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards

One of the Primary Recommendations of the Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation is to update mediation practice and ethical...

By Colin Rule, James Melamed, J.D.
Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources author.

Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources

Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources Community Mediation Committee Chair: D.G. Mawn Members: Arron Addison, Kabrina Bass, Brandon Brown, Sara Campos, Corinne “Cookie” Levitz, Charles A. Lieske, Norma...

By James Melamed, J.D., Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Preparing and Paying for QDROs in Divorce author.

Preparing and Paying for QDROs in Divorce

When an employer offers a 401(k) plan, along with that goes the long list of responsibilities and liability risks.  This...

By Mary Salisbury
Helicopter Conflict author.

Helicopter Conflict

Mediation and Business Consulting by Kathleen Kauth.What do helicopters do best?  They hover.  There is a term for over zealous...

By Kathleen Kauth
3 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Adjust author.

3 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Adjust

As parents, we try to protect our kids from undue stress. But the reality is that life is inherently stressful....

By Jane McWilliams

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