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4/23:

Biggest Divorce Mediation Benefits

In this post, we focus on divorce mediation in Orlando and its benefits. read

 
4/23:

Mediation results in improved, more timely outcomes in child protection cases

New report says participants in child protection mediation ‘Very Satisfied’ read

 
4/15:

Family dispute over historic zoning comes to Planning Commission for mediation

Five years ago, the property at 1119 East 11th St. was zoned historic in an effort to preserve both the legacy of the Thomas family and their involvement in the East Austin music scene, and an emblematic example of 20th-century East Austin bungalow architecture. Now several members of the Thomas family are asking for the historic zoning to be removed from the property. read

 
4/09:

A Closer Look: Mediation in Surrogate’s Court

Families are complex systems. Mediation allows the parties to address emotional and inter-relational matters that cannot be addressed in the courtroom. read

 
4/02:

Mediation services can help with spring cleanup of relationships

Too often, we ignore or neglect the cleanup needed after the interpersonal storms which occur over time in our relationships with significant others, close and extended family members, neighbors, friends and co-workers which leave behind hurt feelings, strained, and tense encounters and destruction, potentially marring our lives. read

 
3/26:

How mediation can help household division

Divorce can be difficult for the entire family. Mediator and author BJ Mann of BJ Mediation Services joined Alexis Arnold on Good Day Rochester to talk about different ways families can cope with their divorce. read

 
3/20:

A Closer Look: Mediation in Surrogate's Court

Families are complex systems. Mediation allows the parties to address emotional and inter-relational matters that cannot be addressed in the courtroom, but that might otherwise impede the settlement process. read

 
2/26:

Benefit Of Mediation Over Litigation

An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a ton of litigation - Joseph Grynbaum read

 
2/26:

Obituary: Judge Lawrence W. Kaplan / Pioneered mediation in Family Court

“There’s no question at all, he was the father of mediation in Allegheny County and probably in Pennsylvania as well,” said state Superior Court Senior Judge Eugene Strassburger, Judge Kaplan’s longtime friend and colleague. read

 
2/26:

Mediation: Don't Sign Anything Without Your Attorney

If the parties come to an understanding in mediation, the mediator will usually draft a document known as a “Memorandum of Understanding” or otherwise called a “MOU.” While a MOU lacks the detail and specificity of a full-blown, formal settlement agreement, it is recognized as a binding agreement if and only if it is signed by the parties. read

 

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Oran Kaufman
Even More Conflict Resolution Tips (12/06/18)
Oran Kaufman

Following up on two previous articles, this article taps into 24 years of mediation experience and provides divorcing couples with tips that will help them navigate their divorce and mediation process in sane and healthy manner and will help them stay in control of the process.



Peter Adler
Mediation Dance-Writing (11/28/18)
Peter Adler

Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.



Phyllis Pollack
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Phyllis Pollack

Thanksgiving was a few days ago, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!



Cinnie Noble
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Cinnie Noble

It often seems that we carry a heaviness in ourselves – our hearts, our heads, our whole beings – when we are in conflict with another person.



Katherine Graham
When Did Bullying Stop Being Something that Only Happened in the Playground? (11/16/18)
Katherine Graham

It's Anti-Bullying Week; and bullying is now just as much synonymous with workplaces as with problems at school.



Kenneth Cloke
Interview with Ken Cloke - Views from the Eye of the Storm (11/15/18)
Kenneth Cloke

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Ken Cloke, author and Founder of Mediators Beyond Borders, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.



Darrell Puls
Scorched Earth Clients: Mediating with High Conflict People (11/12/18)
Darrell Puls

You have met them if you have been mediating for any length of time: High Conflict People.



Laura Tarcea
Zealous Advocacy Can Kill (11/12/18)
Laura Tarcea

His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!



Laurie Israel
Mediator as Judge (11/01/18)
Laurie Israel

When trained as a mediator, the first thing I learned was that mediation is a client-driven process.



Sarah Gross
Family Feud? Use Eldercaring Coordination for High Conflict in Eldercare (11/01/18)
Sarah Gross

This article distinguishes elder mediation and eldercaring coordination, and discusses the benefits of eldercaring coordination for high-conflict cases.



John Fiske
Don’t Dread Divorces this December (10/30/18)
John Fiske

Thanks to the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, (“TCAJA”), divorce lawyers and mediators know that December will be a busy time and some of us may be working right up to the close of the courthouse on Monday, December 31st.



Muhammed Rafeeque
Two Points: Detrimental to any Mediation Process (10/26/18)
Muhammed Rafeeque

The post is about TWO points which may go against the Mediation Process in India: (i) A constant persuasion of Mediator on either parties would have opposite effect.



Dakota Murphey
What is Child-Inclusive Mediation? (10/26/18)
Dakota Murphey

If you are a parent going through separation or divorce it is highly likely you are worried about the effect it will have on your children.



Diane Kramer
10 Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce (10/19/18)
Diane Kramer

Are you struggling with Co-Parenting after divorce? If you are, it is no surprise.



Tammy Lenski
The Type of Problem That Makes Conflict Resolution Harder (10/13/18)
Tammy Lenski

Gravity problems make conflict resolution more difficult because they sidetrack us from actionable problems.



Michael Heller
Blind Justice: Can Individuals Be Bound to Arbitration Clauses They Can’t Read? (10/13/18)
Michael Heller

The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston recently declined to enforce an arbitration clause in the Container Store’s loyalty program against blind customers.



Virginia Colin
APFM: The Dream, Progress to Date, and New Goals (10/12/18)
Virginia Colin

In March 2012, eleven amazing people announced the creation of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. They had big dreams and grand expectations. Let’s look at how far we have come and where we may go.



Ben Hartwig
What Do Marriage Counselors and Mediators Do? (10/12/18)
Ben Hartwig

There is a big difference between marriage counselors and mediators, and each is specific to the condition of a relationship.



Chip Rose
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Chip Rose

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Chip Rose, a national leader in the fields of divorce mediation and collaborative practice, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.



Donald T. Saposnek
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Donald T. Saposnek

'The Master Agreement', now in its Second Edition, offers a comprehensive manual of issues, clauses and phrases for use in drafting Marital Settlement Agreements. This book is unique, of very high quality, will save you time, and elevate the quality of your drafting.



Meredith Richardson
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Meredith Richardson

You can choose whether to continue with an addictive relationship.



Ryan Compton
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Ryan Compton

Mediation in Worcester, Gloucester and the surrounding areas is increasingly the default option when it comes to family dispute resolution.



Maxine Baker-Jackson
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Maxine Baker-Jackson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Maxine Baker-Jackson, former Director and Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dependency Court, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.



Georgia Daniels
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Georgia Daniels

Mental health professionals may have a general idea about what divorce mediation is but want to know more about it before making referrals. This article discusses critical points for you to consider before referring your clients to divorce mediation or mediation of other family issues.



Joy Rosenthal
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Joy Rosenthal

I write this just days after the death of the infamous Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.



Leonard Edwards
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Leonard Edwards

In the past few decades, California has led a national shift in paradigms for family conflict resolution that has freed trial courts to do what they do best—ensure due process of law and serve as the court of last resort.



Cinnie Noble
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Cinnie Noble

Would you call yourself a people-pleaser?



Stuart Hanson
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Stuart Hanson

"Keep calm and carry on" is generally a mantra I refer to when I am in the mediation room.



Mitch Cohen
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Mitch Cohen

By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.



Laura Ward
5 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Family Mediation (8/31/18)
Laura Ward

The main difference with family mediation is that, opposed to going through lawyers, you are encouraged to speak directly to each other.



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