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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

 
8/28:

What Can Advisors Do When Family Disputes Threaten Client Wealth?

Expensive lawsuits or standoffs that damage businesses the family is arguing about can threaten the very work you’ve done over time. You’ve tried to preserve wealth and keep families on track. They can ruin your best efforts. read

 
8/06:

Shanghai mediators take heat out of disputes

The Shanghai Justice Bureau has honored 200 individuals and 100 organizations for their contributions to mediating conflicts between local residents. Mediation has become an effective channel in solving family and neighbor disputes that might otherwise end up in court, The city now has 27,000 mediators, including more than 8,700 working full time. They have resolved more than 1.5 million disputes. read

 
8/01:

When Matrimonial Attorneys Become Divorce Mediators

Many matrimonial attorneys will take on divorce mediation cases and agree to act in the capacity of divorce mediator. Sometimes, the attorneys are trained and experienced in divorce mediation, whereas other times they are not. The results will vary based on the mediator’s understanding of how divorce mediation should be conducted. read

 
7/17:

With execution looming, victim's son meets his father's murderer

Mitesh Patel, whose story of forgiveness and activism has received national attention, met his father’s murderer in mediation Monday, the day before the man is to be executed. read

 
7/10:

Muslim Personal Law Board To Expand Sharia Courts All Over India To Mediate On Family Disputes

All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), India’s highest decision-making body on Muslim affairs has planned to open Darul-Qaza or Sharia courts in all the districts of the country. He further added that the board is also of the view that the increased number of these Sharia courts will encourage people to approach them for disputes arising out of family and property matters. read

 
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The plan you never want to make: How to prepare for a divorce

You might ask, “Who would ever plan for a divorce?” While no one plans to divorce, the fact is that the divorce rate in the United States is about 50%, which translates to about 2 million divorces annually. Here are the top 10 things to consider before filing for divorce. read

 

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Trevor McDonald
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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”




Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask (5/01/18)
Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson

This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.



Jay Folberg
Interview with Jay Folberg (5/01/18)
Jay Folberg

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jay Folberg filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.



Lee Drizin
3 Reasons Why You Want to Mediate Guardianship Disputes (4/27/18)
Lee Drizin

Settling the issue of who should take legal guardianship over a ward can be a long, drawn out, and tedious process.



Judith Weigle
Listen to Your Heart, Not Your Friends & Family (4/27/18)
Judith Weigle

The divorce settlement will always reflect the tone of the marriage when done out of court in a mediation or through opposing attorneys as the voice of the parties, even more than the law.



Randy Drew
The Intractability Barrier in Child Dependency (4/13/18)
Randy Drew

Stories of successfully breaking the intractability barrier in child dependency mediation: Conflict can be dealt with more successfully & less harmfully. (Say it with me.)



Kamela Laird
Why Are You And Your Sibling Fighting Over Your Parent's House? (4/12/18)
Kamela Laird

In this model, the lawyer-mental health professional duo creates a safe container for you and your sibling to communicate authentically about what really matters to you.



Tammy Lenski
Is the Overconfidence Effect Sabotaging Your Communication? (4/05/18)
Tammy Lenski

The overconfidence effect is a natural bias toward believing that we’re better at something than we actually are.



Stephanie Klein
A Modest Proposal to Mitigate Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Workplace (4/05/18)
Stephanie Klein

Social and news media bombard us daily with accounts of sexual harassment and misconduct by captains of industry, the arts and politics.



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Kathy Popaleni
Strategies for Giving Feedback That People Can Hear (3/23/18)
Kathy Popaleni

More often than not, we are surprised when we get a negative reaction after having provided feedback to a peer or colleague.



Donald T. Saposnek
Splitting America Redux: Implications for Keeping our Kids Safe (3/16/18)
Donald T. Saposnek

After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.



Bruce Edwards
Why Ego Management is Key to Effective Mediation (3/16/18)
Bruce Edwards

In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers



Denisha Shah
Healing Effects of Mediation on Kids to Achieve and Spread Infinite Positive Outcomes (3/16/18)
Denisha Shah

The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.



Mark Baer
Working with Challenging Family Situations: A Mediator's Perspective (3/16/18)
Mark Baer

If you were asked to stop doing any of these simple tasks, what feelings and emotions might you experience?



Laura Tarcea
The Need for a Paradigm Shift for Transforming Relational Conflict (3/16/18)
Laura Tarcea

This paper provides a brief overview of mediation with a focus on clients’ self-determinism in family mediation or family dispute resolution (FDR) and Ontario court-connected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs.



Sat Sindhar
Playing the Blame Game the Right Way (3/16/18)
Sat Sindhar

A common reason for workplace tension is biased judgement.



Cinnie Noble
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Cinnie Noble

How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.



Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Change Is Coming: Tax Reform Act Punishes Divorcing Couples (3/02/18)
Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The new act aims to prevent this “nefarious” practice, often labeled as a divorce subsidy, by rendering alimony payments as after tax income, beginning with the 2019 tax year.



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