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11/30:

The Impact of Recent Changes in Family Law in Australia for Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners

Major changes to family law were announced this year, all of which are likely to impact how family law practitioners work with clients, the court system and opposing counsel. read

 
11/20:

Audrina Patridge Agrees to Mediation amid Messy Divorce

Audrina Patridge and her estranged husband Corey Bohan will participate in mediation as they draw closer to finalizing their divorce. read

 
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Get Help At Mediate.com 24/7

Should things get difficult this Thanksgiving, check out Mediate.com for great communication suggestions and to find a family mediator. Now in business for 23 years, Mediate.com offers America's and the world's most used directory of mediators.  read

 
11/19:

Can elder mediation prevent abuse?

Mediation can help resolve family conflict before it escalates to elder abuse, a conference will hear, but only if it is part of a wider approach to early intervention and support. read

 
11/19:

Contact with your children over Christmas while separating?

Many divorcing couples are keen to get Christmas over and done with, especially parents who find it difficult to agree on child contact arrangements over the festive period. read

 
10/30:

For Life's Family Disputes, Mediation Could Help

Family mediation can possibly help your family overcome a conflict. What mediation does differently is attempt to solve disagreements in two or three sessions, which can be cost effective -- if the situation fits. read

 
9/12:

Snezana’s story: From being bullied to ending conflicts at school

Peer mediators in Kosovo (SCR 1244) help keep school safe for everyone read

 
9/12:

Why mediation trumps suits in settling marriage disputes

There is a rising rate of divorce in Kenya and globally, as couples rush for annulment before exploring other options available to them. There are some marital issues that can be solved without getting into a hostile and dramatic court process. read

 
9/12:

Mediation: How to resolve issues without wasting time and money

“An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a ton of litigation!” — Joseph Grynbaum read

 
9/12:

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale in Mediation Over Custody Agreement

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are in mediation over their current custody agreement, two years after reaching a divorce settlement. read

 

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Leonard Edwards
The Mediation Miracle (9/21/18)
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
People-Pleasing (9/06/18)
Cinnie Noble

Would you call yourself a people-pleaser?



Stuart Hanson
Do We Need to Raise Our Voice? (9/06/18)
Stuart Hanson

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



Mitch Cohen
Co-Parenting Tips During a Divorce (8/31/18)
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.



Phyllis Pollack
Revenge as a Learning Experience (8/24/18)
Phyllis Pollack

No doubt, at some point in your life, you have wanted to take revenge against someone who “did you wrong”.



Dr. Lynne C. Halem
The Tax Reform Law Impacts Families (8/24/18)
Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The attached articles highlight further effects of the tax reform, one specifically focused on Prenuptial Contracts, and the second more generally on family financial decisions.



Linette Garcia
Addressing Your Child’s Repressed Anger (8/15/18)
Linette Garcia

If a parent wants to set their child up for success, they should strive to teach them how to handle their emotions in a healthy way.



Phyllis Pollack
Past the Time Is the Right Time! (8/10/18)
Phyllis Pollack

Many, many years ago, someone once said to me that people do not begin to negotiate until it is past the time to negotiate.



Nancy Shuger
Reconsidering How to Honor a Father's Wishes (8/03/18)
Nancy Shuger

This article illustrates how a mediator can assist parties to move from their positions to their underlying interests.



Donald T. Saposnek
Interview with Don Saposnek (7/31/18)
Donald T. Saposnek

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, writer and editor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.



Lisa Parkinson
Interview with Lisa Parkinson (7/22/18)
Lisa Parkinson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Lisa Parkinson, family mediation leader in the UK and Europe, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.



Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Prenuptial Agreements and the New Tax Law: Is There a Problem on the Horizon? (7/20/18)
Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The message for divorcing couples is clear. If your divorce agreement will include provision for the payment of alimony, deductible to the paying spouse and taxable, as income, to the recipient spouse, you need to have an executed divorce agreement by December 31, 2018.



Larry Gaughan
Spiritual Journeys in a Material World: Thoughts about Spirituality for Divorce Professionals (7/20/18)
Larry Gaughan

This article discusses the spiritual struggle that many of our clients are facing and our role to support them and understand their concerns as they go through divorces and other difficult conflicts.



Tammy Lenski
Ask Yourself This Kind of Question When an Argument Rattles You (7/13/18)
Tammy Lenski

When a difficult conversation rattles you, using a centering question can help you get your balance back.



John Fiske
For Those Feeling Generous: A Gift for Clients, Friends - Book Review (7/13/18)
John Fiske

I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.



Randy Drew
Child Dependency Mediation Update (7/02/18)
Randy Drew

Mediator Randy Drew discusses the success of their multi-mediator approach.



Jack Urquhart
Employment Arbitration Agreements Reach Epic Status (6/22/18)
Jack Urquhart

Employees who contractually agree to resolve employment disputes in an individualized arbitration waive all rights to class actions or any other collective dispute process.



Trevor McDonald
7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Communicating (6/21/18)
Trevor McDonald

Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.



Jan Frankel Schau
A Toddler's Wisdom on Conflict Resolution (6/15/18)
Jan Frankel Schau

The values we share matter more than our differences.



Dan Simon
Why Is Conflict Such a Big Deal? (6/14/18)
Dan Simon

Conflict is a big deal because it affects our two most basic values – strength of self and care of other.



Judith Weigle
Getting a Divorce? Mediate, Don't Litigate. (6/14/18)
Judith Weigle

Getting a divorce? You have options that will allow you to pick the right people to help you do that, but there’s no one size fits all choice.



Ryan Compton
Disability Mediation : An Overview (6/14/18)
Ryan Compton

This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.



Andrew Schepard
Interview with Andrew Schepard (6/12/18)
Andrew Schepard

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Andrew Schepard, a leading professor, editor and writer of family law and mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.



Larry Fong
Interview with Larry Fong (6/05/18)
Larry Fong

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Larry Fong, a leading Canadian Family Mediator, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.



Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Top Ten Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Fallout Of A High Conflict Break-Up (6/05/18)
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.



Peter Adler
The Gang of Fourteen (5/29/18)
Peter Adler

These are dark times, especially if you are part of the loose community of people who by virtue of nature and/or nurture, are of a mediative persuasion.



Tracee McCole
Adult Kids of Divorcees Should Be Spared from the Drama (5/17/18)
Tracee McCole

Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.



Emily Andrews
Five Huge Benefits of Choosing Mediation (5/11/18)
Emily Andrews

Let’s face it, divorce is messy and painful and can be very expensive.



Laurie Israel
Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls” (5/03/18)
Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”



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