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2/22:

How Mediation Lessens Divorce Stress On Children

Divorce mediation can lessen the stress of divorce on both children and parents. read

 
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Elder abuse mediation could be based on child custody model, legal group says

The family law mediation model has an 80% success rate, National Legal Aid chairman says. read

 
2/13:

Never too early, too late, to mediate

Too often people in conflict believe their conflict has to reach epic proportions before seeking a dispute resolution process such as mediation, or they believe a situation may be too far gone to resolve. However, mediation can be very helpful at any stage of a conflict. read

 
2/06:

Loss of alimony tax break in GOP bill may add to the financial pain of divorce

Lawyers and other divorce experts are scrambling to understand the changes, and react to them. They're worried about everything from messier breakups to fewer women contributing to their retirement. read

 
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Conciliation, mediation help resolve parent maintenance cases

Before going to court, parents who file maintenance applications will have to attend mediation before their case is heard by the Tribunal. Last year, mediators resolved half of the maintenance applications filed, an increase from 39 per cent in 2013. read

 
2/06:

Man attacked by cousins during funeral refuses mediation

A man who was attacked by his cousins during a family funeral in Ballyhaunis said he did not want to get involved in any mediation with them, as he is still afraid of them. read

 
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Divorce mediator explains the benefits of mediation instead of litigation

Family and divorce mediator Melissa Dolphin-Rowland explains the benefits of mediation instead of litigation. read

 
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Forensic Mediation in a Matrimonial Matter

Two experts suggest a new process: "forensic mediation," where the forensic accountant works in stages and involves the mediator, attorneys and parties at each step. read

 
1/09:

India: Family Court mediation centre settles over 2000 cases in 6 years

The Nagpur Family Court's Mediation Centre has settled about 2,037 cases in last six and half years, as per latest figures released by its coordinator Subhash Kafre. The centre started from June 13, 2011, has settled about 44.75% cases out of total 4,551 referred to it in this period. read

 
1/09:

Divorce Day: Will mediation stop you adding to the growing statistic of January splits?

If you are married and just made it through the festive period then you might want to keep a low profile tonight. Today is known as 'Divorce Day' with the first proper working day back at work prompts couples to start making inquiries about leaving their partner. read

 

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Denisha Shah

The article is about general foundations and principles of mediation in all aspects (e.g. family, LGBT, divorce, commercial, global, workplace, pet mediation, child custody) as it explores the depth and truth of multi-dimensions in relationships and love.




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This article outlines what couples need to do in order to face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce. If people have not resolved their dilemmas before the divorce, they go through the process trying to manage their fear in different ways by hiding their doubt, responsibility; vulnerability, or dependency.



Jacqueline Burnett-Brown
Family Counseling to Resolve Conflict? (10/23/17)
Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.



Nina Meierding
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Peter T. Coleman
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Peter T. Coleman

Another big idea on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.



Joe Markowitz
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Joe Markowitz

“From litigation to conflict resolution” describes what happens with most contested legal disputes; they tend to follow a trajectory from an adversarial to a more cooperative process.



Meredith Richardson
When in Conflict, Ask Yourself, “What are the unmet needs?” (10/06/17)
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When you are in conflict, what are your unmet needs? What are the unmet needs of the person with whom you are in conflict?



Zena Zumeta
Interview with Zena Zumeta (9/30/17)
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This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Zena Zumeta, long time mediator, trainer and former President of the Academy of Family Mediators, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.'



Marty Klein
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Marty Klein

In 2007, after twenty-three, war-torn years of litigation, I just knew that there had to be a better way of resolving conflict in people’s lives. Thus began my quest – my journey into the world of alternate dispute resolution.



Sandeep Bhalothia
Mediation in Domestic Violence Case: Whether to Use or Not to Use? – An Indian Perspective (9/22/17)
Sandeep Bhalothia

In this article, I aim to identify two opposite interests associated with the settlement of domestic violence cases, and look at the Indian law to see how those two interests are equitably balanced, therefore, providing a recommended way forward, not necessarily a perfect one, to handle cases related to domestic violence.



Tammy Lenski
Can Your Beliefs About Someone Alter Their Behavior? (9/14/17)
Tammy Lenski

If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?



Debbie Smith
10 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenuptial Agreement (9/14/17)
Debbie Smith

So you need to determine things to consider before signing a prenuptial agreement and don’t know where to start?




Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" - Book Review (9/08/17)
Joshua N. Weiss, Gregg Relyea

This article includes reviews by Dan Shapiro, Director, Harvard Law School, International Negotiation Program, and other notables, including Bill Ury and the Dalai Lama, of the children's book Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" by Gregg Relyea and Joshua Weiss.



Larry Gaughan
Using ADR Ideas to Negotiate Divorce Agreements (9/01/17)
Larry Gaughan

In negotiating a divorce agreement, it’s important to understand how the spouses negotiated with each other during their marriage.



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Sean Garrity

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Dan Simon
Why Don’t Transformative Mediations Get Violent? (8/11/17)
Dan Simon

“It’s important to set ground rules at the start of a mediation, and then you can remind the parties of those rules if they get off track later,” said a trainee in one of my mediation courses.



John Sturrock
Knowing our Neighbours – a Mediator’s Reflection (8/08/17)
John Sturrock

I am travelling back from a couple of days in and around Dublin, discussing an initiative on respectful political dialogue with politicians, academics and conflict resolution professionals.



Joy Rosenthal
Prenup? That’s Good News! (8/08/17)
Joy Rosenthal

Your wedding day is only a few months off and your fiancé nervously mentions that he would like a prenuptial agreement.



Shannon Rios Paulsen
Children, Divorce, and Dating (8/01/17)
Shannon Rios Paulsen

In my role as a counselor for children of divorce, my focus is the children. The question about dating arises in every session of “Co-parenting Through Your Divorce” that I facilitate. This article addresses this question for parents of divorce and for those who are dating others who are divorced with children.



John Fiske
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Michael Scott
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Laurie Israel
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