Category: Family

Contemplating Divorce? Consider Mediation author.

Contemplating Divorce? Consider Mediation

Mediation is an especially effective process for resolving issues that arise when a couple contemplates divorce. Mediation allows a husband...

By Philip Mulford J.D.
Taking The High Road author.

Taking The High Road

The man and woman who came to me for a divorce mediation were both in their 50’s, attractive and successful....

By Nancy Kramer
Premarital Mediation Checklist author.

Premarital Mediation Checklist

Flowers, invitations, photographer, prenuptial agreement . . . More couples are adding “prenuptial agreement or premarital agreement” on their wedding...

By Diana Mercer
Yes, Everything and the Kitchen Sink! – Six Rules for Establishing a Successful Postnuptial Agreement author.

Yes, Everything and the Kitchen Sink! – Six Rules for Establishing a Successful Postnuptial Agreement

OK, you’re wondering if a postnuptial agreement is a good idea for you and your partner. You have financial problems...

By Blair Trippe, Rikk Larsen
Interview of Stephanie Coontz author.

Interview of Stephanie Coontz

Mediate.com Interviews with Robert D. Benjamin, Senior Editor February 24, 2006 This is an interview with Stephanie Coontz on the...

By Robert Benjamin
The Family Law Education Reform Report Completed author.

The Family Law Education Reform Report Completed

The Family Law Education Reform (FLER) Reportwas created to address a question that no academic group or professional association has...

By Andrew Schepard
Mediation: Reaching Its Potential In Family Law Cases author.

Mediation: Reaching Its Potential In Family Law Cases

Family law case mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution in a private forum before a case is filed...

By Nimfa Vilches
Mandatory Mediation: Implications and Challenges author.

Mandatory Mediation: Implications and Challenges

Divorce Mediation. Mandatory Mediation. Good Faith Medation. Alternative Dispute Resolution. Arbitration. These are all terms and programs that contemporary judicial...

By Jeff Rifleman
Mediation Vignettes: A Parent’s Horror author.

Mediation Vignettes: A Parent’s Horror

The mother in the mediation was too young; probably in her mid-twenties. She was small and thin, pacing back and...

By John R. Van Winkle
How Children Contribute To Custody Disputes (Part I) author.

How Children Contribute To Custody Disputes (Part I)

Excerpted from: Mediating Child Custody Disputes: A Strategic Approach, by Don Saposnek. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1983; Rev. Edition, 1998, Chapter...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
How Children Contribute To Custody Disputes (Part II) author.

How Children Contribute To Custody Disputes (Part II)

Excerpted from: Mediating Child Custody Disputes: A Strategic Approach, by Don Saposnek. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1983; Rev. Edition, 1998, Chapter...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Who Started It Doesn’t Necessarily Matter! author.

Who Started It Doesn’t Necessarily Matter!

Remember in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy began her stroll down the Yellow Brick Road? Eventually she came upon...

By Gary Direnfeld
Are you thinking of MEDIATION to settle a parenting dispute? author.

Are you thinking of MEDIATION to settle a parenting dispute?

Parents are stressed as they seek to maintain meaningful relationships with their children in the face of separation or divorce....

By Gary Direnfeld
Family Caregiver Mediation author.

Family Caregiver Mediation

First Published: Senior Living Guide Spring 2003This is the sequel to the my previous article on elder mediation . It...

By Karen Rice
Conflict Resolution Tips for Divorcing Couples author.

Conflict Resolution Tips for Divorcing Couples

It is hard to imagine a more conflictual time than when one is going through a divorce. On an emotional...

By Oran Kaufman
ElderCare Mediation author.

ElderCare Mediation

First published: Senior Living Guide Winter 2002-2003As families begin to confront the decisions involved in how to best care for...

By Karen Rice
Beyond Blame author.

Beyond Blame

When I became the Marin County family law judge this year, I expected to rule on child custody issues, disagreements...

By Lynn Duryee
If You’re Divorcing, Consider Mediation author.

If You’re Divorcing, Consider Mediation

If you or someone you know is considering, or in the process of getting, a divorce, there's something you should...

By Ellie Stoddard
Parent Teen Mediation – A Family Systems Perspective author.

Parent Teen Mediation – A Family Systems Perspective

Parents and Teens often find themselves in conflict with each other. Parent Teen Mediation is a helpful alternative that promotes...

By Suzanne VM Petryshyn
Elder Decisions in Elder Mediation author.

Elder Decisions in Elder Mediation

When does one make the decision to move out of a home that’s been the center of a person’s life...

By Arline Kardasis, John Dugan
Elder Mediation: New Role In Healthcare author.

Elder Mediation: New Role In Healthcare

As nurses, professional caregivers, and mediators we can all regale ourselves with accounts of family conflicts that seem to reach...

By Patricia Bertschler, Patricia Ruflin
If You Must… Divorce Lovingly author.

If You Must… Divorce Lovingly

Divorce Lovingly, are probably two words you thought you would never see used together. Mediation (not meditation) presents a viable...

By Timothy J. Mordaunt
Representing Clients Effectively in Negotiation,  Conciliation and Mediation in Family Property Disputes author.

Representing Clients Effectively in Negotiation, Conciliation and Mediation in Family Property Disputes

First Published by Bond Dispute Resolution News 8 Volume 17 June 2004“Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail.” Introduction Mediation...

By John Wade
Tough Elder Decisions: The Mediation Option author.

Tough Elder Decisions: The Mediation Option

There is a new field developing in the mediation world – Elder Mediation. Why this new practice area? Because the...

By Blair Trippe, Rikk Larsen
Coming to Grips With the Financial Fear Factor author.

Coming to Grips With the Financial Fear Factor

If you are in the process of dissolving a marriage, you are painfully aware of the horrendous stress divorce places...

By Donna Smalldon
The Psychology Of Divorce author.

The Psychology Of Divorce

INTRODUCTION In helping couples to successfully negotiate the ending of their marital relationship, it is vital for the divorce professional...

By Chip Rose, Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Children’s Reactions To The News Of Divorce: What They Need From You author.

Children’s Reactions To The News Of Divorce: What They Need From You

The discomfort of parents talking to children about their upcoming divorce is often exaggerated by worries about how the children...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Tipping Points – Reasons Why Mediation Works in Complex Family Disputes author.

Tipping Points – Reasons Why Mediation Works in Complex Family Disputes

“Mediation can function like a tipping point - a moment when great changes can quickly occur in family dynamics. When...

By Rikk Larsen
Eldercare Mediation: A New Way To Make Decisions Regarding Aging Parents author.

Eldercare Mediation: A New Way To Make Decisions Regarding Aging Parents

"Mother should live in a retirement home where she can get help if she needs it." "No way! Mother wants...

By JANET MITCHELL
How the Web Can Help Children of Divorce (and their parents…) author.

How the Web Can Help Children of Divorce (and their parents…)

Research conducted by Hofstra University shows that it’s not the divorce that hurts the children, but instead, it’s the ongoing...

By JP Stonestreet

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