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Family & Divorce Mediation Articles


Leyla Balakhane

How Forgiveness Benefits You After The Divorce

(6/24/19)Leyla Balakhane

Everyone wants to be right, but oftentimes, holding onto one’s pride tears the relationship apart.

Ann Cerney

3 Things To Try If You Think Your Spouse Is Contemplating Divorce

(6/24/19)Ann Cerney

How are we supposed to know, 100%, that our marriage, or significant relationship, is secure?

Lori Frio-Walker

Thinking of Divorce? There are More Ways to Divorce Than You May Think

(6/24/19)Lori Frio-Walker

Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for the parties to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving.

Denise French

My Divorce is Over… Now What?

(6/24/19)Denise French

Whether your divorce was a high conflict or fairly co-operative experience, you will cross the finish line and look up at some point wondering what the next step is.

Ascending the Status of Mediation - Supporting the National Mediation Policy Act

(6/17/19)Michael Aurit, Donald T. Saposnek

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Children First in Your Divorce

(6/14/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

How to mediate in the best interests of the children.

Melissa Adkins

Reclaiming Who You Are Post-Divorce

(6/14/19)Melissa Adkins

It took me a long time to accept that the only thing worse than my fear of my own emptiness, was the emptiness of my bottomed-out relationship with my husband of nearly 12 years.

Gregg Relyea

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(6/10/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

Donald T. Saposnek

New Interview with Don Saposnek - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/07/19)Donald T. Saposnek

This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Children and Teenagers: When their right to be heard challenges us as conflict resolvers

(6/06/19)Maria Paola Felibert, Maria Eugenia Sole

One of the biggest challenges for us as conflict resolvers is to help parents recognize their children’s vital role not only in the family system, but also in society.

Joy Rosenthal

Hold Your Grudges!

(6/06/19)Joy Rosenthal

Are grudges useful in negotiation?

Stuart Watson

Should I Get a Divorce? A Mediator’s Approach

(6/06/19)Stuart Watson

When one or both people in a marriage or long-term committed relationship are struggling with the question “Should I get a Divorce?”, Family Mediation can be an ideal process for the couple to have some difficult discussions and make a fully informed decision about next steps in their relationship.

Leyla Balakhane

How to Explain Divorce to Your Children

(6/06/19)Leyla Balakhane

When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.

Denise French

Divorce Done Differently!

(6/06/19)Denise French

As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving.

Jim Melamed

Comparing Mediation Websites

(5/24/19)Jim Melamed

According to brand new 5/22/19 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!

Sarah Ater

Strides in Court Annexed Mediation in Kenya

(5/23/19)Sarah Ater

This article discusses the progress of Court Annexed Mediation in Kenya since its inception three years ago. It also explains some of the steps taken to address the challenges faced.

Meredith Richardson

When Someone You Love Disappears on You

(5/18/19)Meredith Richardson

How can you help clients when the other party disappears?

Debra Dupree

The Psychology of Conflict and the Art of Compassion

(5/17/19)Debra Dupree

This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.

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APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

(5/17/19)Mediate.com

The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.

Stuart Watson

The Decision to Divorce: A Mediator’s Role

(5/17/19)Stuart Watson

While mediation is well-known as a successful and affordable method for couples to negotiate and settle a divorce or separation, mediation can also be an effective process for helping a couple make the decision to divorce.

Leyla Balakhane

8 Things To Consider When Communicating With Your Ex

(5/10/19)Leyla Balakhane

Divorce taints the line of communication between couples, as the multitude of emotions circulating between them makes it toughto remain civil.

Lori Frio-Walker

What Is Divorce Mediation and Why Might it Be Good for You?

(5/10/19)Lori Frio-Walker

Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for participants to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving. Participants open lines of communication, gain clarity and a better understanding of their own and each other's interests.

Denise French

The Downside of DIY Divorce

(5/10/19)Denise French

With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many.

Ann Cerney

Is There LIfe After Divorce At 45? Your Mindset Tells It All

(5/03/19)Ann Cerney

You’re 45, and finally on the other side of your divorce.

Tammy Lenski

Slow Down and Be the Bedouin

(4/26/19)Tammy Lenski

It feels productive to toss out ideas for a solution and demonstrate how much we want to help. But it’s usually unproductive if we haven’t done something essential first: Make sure we understand the problem from their frame of reference.

Leyla Balakhane

Division of Assets and Debts

(4/26/19)Leyla Balakhane

Financial matters are a primary topic of discussion in divorce mediation.

Dakota Murphey

5 Key Questions to Ask About Family Mediation

(4/22/19)Dakota Murphey

For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.

Ann Cerney

Are You and Your Ex “High Conflict Parents”? 5 Red Flags and What You Can Do

(4/22/19)Ann Cerney

Whether you are divorced or considering divorce, you’ve probably heard the dreaded catch phrase “high conflict parents”.

Zara Rafiq

The Family Mediation Process – Step by Step Guide

(4/22/19)Zara Rafiq

Family mediation is becoming increasingly popular for families in the UK to help resolve conflict and reach agreements surrounding children or finances or in some circumstances, both.

Joy Rosenthal

What’s Fair Is Fair… Or Is It?

(4/12/19)Joy Rosenthal

“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”

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