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5/14:

Mediators’ Institute hits out at ‘misleading’ media coverage of mediation

The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) has criticised “misleading” media coverage of mediation in reporting on the Vicky Phelan case. read

 
5/08:

State grant-in-aid supports mediations, family meetings for seniors

The Ku?ikahi and West Hawaii mediation centers are receiving state grant-in-aid funds to support mediations and facilitated family meetings for seniors ages 60 and older. read

 
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'First-of-a-kind' mediation centre opens in Leicester

A new mediation centre, thought to be the first of its kind in Leicester, has opened in the city with the aim of helping businesses, families and individuals resolve conflict without having to appoint a solicitor or go to court. read

 
5/01:

Man accused of kicking child at playground seeks mediation

A man who allegedly kicked a boy at the playground of a mall in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, is seeking mediation by the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) to clarify the incident. read

 
5/01:

Brooklyn will be home to matrimonial mediation pilot program

Hon. Jeffrey Sunshine, the supervising judge of the Kings County Matrimonial Court would like to see more matrimonial cases solved out of court in mediation so he, in his role in the chief administrative judge’s Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee, has developed a pilot program for Brooklyn designed to funnel people into mediation. read

 
4/26:

Divorce should be done online in 'one stop shop', says President of Supreme Court

Couples should be able to divorce online in a "one stop shop", the President of the Supreme Court has said as she argues that blame should be take out of the process as it is "unjust" and "discriminatory". read

 
3/21:

Can senior-run mediation sessions change attitudes towards domestic abuse in Senegal?

We tried to merge the cultural way of solving your problems with an old person in the village who is wise and the parliamentary system into what is now the MJ. read

 
3/07:

Women's shelter expands services to include mediation

SINGAPORE - A new parent organisation that oversees the Casa Raudha Women Home for abused wives will roll out a series of activities, including mediation, to nip domestic violence in the bud. read

 
3/07:

Four Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce

It can probably go without saying that divorce can be a contentious process with strong emotions on all sides. When things heat up, it’s tempting to accept that a divorce can and should be all-out warfare in a courtroom, but is that really the best course of action for all involved? read

 
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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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Mark Baer
Hiring a Divorce Attorney? Buyer Beware (1/19/18)
Mark Baer

John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”



Cinnie Noble
When the Day is Done (1/12/18)
Cinnie Noble

When you consider what is most important to you about the conflict and the other person, what is the optimum way of proceeding, do you think?



Jacqueline Burnett-Brown
Family Counseling to Resolve Conflict? (1/12/18)
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.



Cinnie Noble
Overcoming Clients' Road Blocks in Conflict Management Coaching (1/05/18)
Cinnie Noble

As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.



Shirli Kirschner
Children and ADR (1/05/18)
Shirli Kirschner

Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.



Nancy Shuger
Why Gray is My Favorite Color (1/05/18)
Nancy Shuger

This article addresses the relationship between mediator neutrality and success in mediation.



Bernard Morrow
End of the Year: The Kids are Alright (12/29/17)
Bernard Morrow

End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.



Joy Rosenthal
Tips for Keeping the Kids out of the Conflict (12/22/17)
Joy Rosenthal

Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.



Georgia Daniels
Dear Self-Represented Client (12/15/17)
Georgia Daniels

This article explains what a consulting attorney does for divorce mediation clients, and why this review is particularly helpful in developing the self-represented client’s capacity to give informed consent to an agreement that may contain unusual or non-standard terms.



Michael A. Zeytoonian
Family Business Succession: The Joys and Challenges (12/15/17)
Michael A. Zeytoonian

Family business succession can be joyous when there is a succession plan. But when there’s no plan in place, it can be anything but joyous.



Larry Gaughan
It’s Not Just the Romantic Stuff That Makes a Marriage Special (12/08/17)
Larry Gaughan

Romance is far from being everything in marriages that grow and thrive, and it’s certainly not the only thing as couples discover the challenges of everyday living.



Phyllis Pollack
Anger Has Its Benefits !! (12/01/17)
Phyllis Pollack

Researchers concluded that “‘People intuitively chose to become angry… They believed they would become more effective competitors.’”



Barbara Allen
Attention Mediators in the State of Texas: Mandatory Training Required for Family Neutrals by January 2018 (12/01/17)
Barbara Allen

To be qualified to serve as an impartial third party under Subchapter C, Chapter 154 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, additional training is required of Family Mediators and other third party neutrals on or before January 1, 2018.



Andrew Schepard
Interview with Andrew Schepard (11/21/17)
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.



John Lande
In Praise of (Good) Disagreements (11/17/17)
John Lande

As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.



Oliver Ross
Divorce Mediation: A Prototype for Positive Co-Parenting (11/17/17)
Oliver Ross

This article provides an approach to positive co-parenting while enduring a divorce. This involves constructive communication, renovating hostile environments, and having the mediator pose as a role model for a positive co-parenting experience.



Michael A. Zeytoonian
How Will the Way We Resolve Our Workplace and Family Business Disputes Impact our Thanksgiving Meal? (11/17/17)
Michael A. Zeytoonian

The opposition in disputes is not “the other side”, because I don’t see a workplace in terms of having two sides – employees vs. employers.



Marcy Einhorn
An Overview of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct in the Context of Mediation (11/17/17)
Marcy Einhorn

In the spirit of Honest Abe, New York again celebrated Mediation Settlement Day on October 18 this year with a host of activities designed to promote mediation as a means of resolving disputes without going to court.



Daniel Ben-Zvi
It Happened in Mediation - Believe It or Not (11/10/17)
Daniel Ben-Zvi

The authors have peeled back the protective cloak of confidentiality just enough to provide a glimpse of the wild, the unpredictable, and the utterly preposterous things that have happened in real mediations.



Shirli Kirschner
ADR in the Regulation of Aged Care (11/06/17)
Shirli Kirschner

The role of ADR in the aged care sector has a chequered history with regulatory bodies and dispute resolution processes frequently changing in response to public concerns and budgetary considerations.



Chip Rose
Interview with Chip Rose (10/31/17)
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.



Ronald S. Kraybill
What Not to Say After Violence (10/27/17)
Ronald S. Kraybill

An Important Choice: What to Do and Say After Violence?



Denisha Shah
Mediation Creates and Spreads Infinite Love (10/27/17)
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.



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
Interview with Nina Meierding (10/17/17)
Nina Meierding

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



Cinnie Noble
Changing Your Direction in Conflict (10/13/17)
Cinnie Noble

What insight do you have into your conflict?



Larry Gaughan
What ADR Professionals Can Learn from Litigating Divorce Lawyers (10/13/17)
Larry Gaughan

Well over 90% of all divorce cases are resolved by agreements, but there are two divergent methods for negotiating those agreements.



Peter T. Coleman
How Conflict Is Like Sex (10/06/17)
Peter T. Coleman

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



Joe Markowitz
From Litigation to Conflict Resolution (10/06/17)
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)
Meredith Richardson

When you are in conflict, what are your unmet needs? What are the unmet needs of the person with whom you are in conflict?



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