Category: Family

Divorce Mediation and the Internet author.

Divorce Mediation and the Internet

The Internet is changing the way divorce mediation is practiced and experienced. The Internet is becoming an ever more integral...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Mediate, Don’t Litigate author.

Mediate, Don’t Litigate

This article is courtesy of HR.com, a website committed to making the lives of HR professionals and business managers easier.How...

By Jean Brasel
Mediating a Key Estate Settlement Issue – Dividing Personal Property author.

Mediating a Key Estate Settlement Issue – Dividing Personal Property

Perhaps it is surprising, but most of the time families struggle through the process of dividing up personal property following...

By Rikk Larsen
Do You Have A Picture Of Jamie? — How And Why This Works In Mediation author.

Do You Have A Picture Of Jamie? — How And Why This Works In Mediation

The mediations that I handle involve existing relationships rather than one-time contracts or situations. I mediate employee complaints for a...

By Nancy Kramer
Mediation in Estate Planning: A Strategy for Everyone’s Benefit author.

Mediation in Estate Planning: A Strategy for Everyone’s Benefit

First published in the "Elder's Advisor, The Journal of Elder Law and Post-Retirement Planning."How much better would this world be...

By David Gage, John Gromala
Mediation in Today’s Estate Settlement World author.

Mediation in Today’s Estate Settlement World

Death is becoming a big topic now that baby boomers are being whipsawed by their own growing sense of mortality...

By Rikk Larsen
Divorce Mediation: Participant’s Exercises author.

Divorce Mediation: Participant’s Exercises

Excerpted from Between Love And Hate: A Guide To Civilized Divorce By Lois Gold, M.S.W. (Penguin USA 1996) Order at...

By Lois Gold
Collaborative Family Law: A Path Beyond Winning author.

Collaborative Family Law: A Path Beyond Winning

A modified version of this paper has been published by the Texas Wesleyan Law Review. Gay G. Cox & Robert...

By Gay Cox
Collaborative Concepts author.

Collaborative Concepts

As the Collaborative Family Law model moves into its second decade of expansion, we can observe how far it has...

By Chip Rose
Mediator Neutrality: How is it possible? author.

Mediator Neutrality: How is it possible?

How could a mediator be neutral about your situation when you are getting divorced? Surely one of you is right...

By Rachel Green
How Are The Children Of Divorce Doing? author.

How Are The Children Of Divorce Doing?

A recent Time magazine article asked “Does Divorce Hurt Kids?” and presented the conclusions from the two longest term studies...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Mediation of Guardianship and Elder Law Cases author.

Mediation of Guardianship and Elder Law Cases

The following article was first published in the “Elder Law Attorney” the official publication of the New York State Bar...

By Robert Grey
Mediator’s Introduction to the GET (Jewish Divorce) author.

Mediator’s Introduction to the GET (Jewish Divorce)

Many experienced family and divorce mediators are familiar with the term "Get" and are aware of its relevance when a...

By Adam Berner
Negotiating The New Health Care Minefields author.

Negotiating The New Health Care Minefields

A little over a year ago, I was boarding a flight from New Orleans to Dallas/Fort Worth. Sometimes I'm a...

By Steven P. Cohen
Estate Planning and Family Business Mediation author.

Estate Planning and Family Business Mediation

Reprinted with permission from ADR Report, Volume 5, Number 6, pages 11-14. Copyright by Pike and Fisher, Inc.Here's a potential...

By Laura Bachle
Mediation of Gay/Lesbian Marriages Not Found in Court author.

Mediation of Gay/Lesbian Marriages Not Found in Court

Sarah and Beth have lived together for seven years. They intended to live happily ever after, But as too often...

By Richard Gordon
The Not So Gentle Art of Letting Go author.

The Not So Gentle Art of Letting Go

This article was first published in Divorce Magazine, Winter 2001. “I’ll consider not proceeding with the divorce if my spouse...

By Barry Simon
Factors Predictive Of Divorce Mediator Style author.

Factors Predictive Of Divorce Mediator Style

INTRODUCTION The American family has undergone many changes in the last century. Some indicators of the changes are occurrences such...

By Sarah Childs Grebe, DSW
How Language Shapes our Thinking:  Towards a “Parenting Plan” author.

How Language Shapes our Thinking: Towards a “Parenting Plan”

As humans, we are symbol-making creatures. Our uniqueness (perhaps along with other primates) is in our symbolic use of language....

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse: Neglect Screening for Domestic Relations Mediation author.

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse: Neglect Screening for Domestic Relations Mediation

The full document is available in pdf format. Model Court Protocol for Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Screening in Matters...

By Managing Editor
Super-Optimizing For ADR Disputes author.

Super-Optimizing For ADR Disputes

I. CITIZEN-TO-CITIZEN DISPUTES Alternative dispute resolution is traditionally defined as resolving disputes peacefully by means other than going to court....

By Stuart Nagel
Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation author.

Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation

See the Foreward to the Model Standards These standards of family mediation practice have been adopted by the Association of...

By AFCC Salem
Foreword to The Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation author.

Foreword to The Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation

The Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation ("Model Standards") are the family mediation community’s definition of the...

By Managing Editor
How Mediation Can Help Same Gender Relationships author.

How Mediation Can Help Same Gender Relationships

Nearly ten years ago when Marlene first met Liz, their future as a couple seemed so bright. They shared a...

By Barry Simon
What is Collaborative Law? author.

What is Collaborative Law?

Collaborative law is a new way to resolve disputes by removing the disputed matter from the litigious court room setting...

By Maury Beaulier
How To Represent Parties Who Choose Private Divorce Mediation author.

How To Represent Parties Who Choose Private Divorce Mediation

As private mediation becomes an accepted method of resolving the issues presented in a divorce, increasing numbers of clients are...

By Michael Becker, Esq.
Can You Have a Mediated Divorce If  You Are Angry At Your Spouse? author.

Can You Have a Mediated Divorce If You Are Angry At Your Spouse?

Anger is a normal feeling to have during a divorce. In fact, if you didn’t feel angry there would probably...

By Rachel Green
Decreasing Violence Through Conflict Resolution Education In Schools author.

Decreasing Violence Through Conflict Resolution Education In Schools

High profile episodes of school violence such as those in Littleton, Colorado, Paducah, Kentucky and Springfield, Oregon, have increased the...

By Jeanne Asherman
Tips For Naive Negotiators:  How to improve your chances of getting what you want author.

Tips For Naive Negotiators: How to improve your chances of getting what you want

Excerpted from Between Love And Hate: A Guide To Civilized Divorce By Lois Gold, M.S.W. (Penguin USA 1996) Order at...

By Lois Gold
Getting Ready To Negotiate author.

Getting Ready To Negotiate

Excerpted from Between Love And Hate: A Guide To Civilized Divorce By Lois Gold, M.S.W. (Penguin USA 1996) Order at...

By Lois Gold

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