Family & Divorce Mediation Articles
This article illustrates that mediation improves conflict resolution and is associated with increased activity in the nucleus accumbens, a key region in the brain's reward circuitry.
Do you have to be an attorney to be a divorce mediator? The short answer is no. The long answer is important to unpack though.
This article discusses how mediation can help business, an inspiring example from The Middle East.
This document will analyze a conflict scenario with respect to the conflict’s candidacy (suitability) for mediation.
(9/15/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Today as the coronavirus keeps us isolated, huddled in our homes, fearful of venturing too far or thinking too deeply, we cannot long ignore the pandemic’s impact on contractual deals that we made when we thought we understood the present and even banked on a better tomorrow.
Mediator fit is really important.
Most people when pressed will admit that they are not listening effectively.
Many people assume that the only way to resolve a family law matter is to retain counsel and commence a Court action. This is a wrong assumption.
An example of how dispute resolution can help when the courts can’t.
Why an uncontested divorce makes sense for high net worth couples.
Let’s take a simple example to show why a back of the envelope calculation could provide a completely inaccurate picture of the value of the marital vs separate portions of a joint account.
Recently I’ve been pondering a certain aspect of my experience with mediating divorces. It’s about something that often comes up in my encounters with my mediation clients.
(8/28/20)Gregg Relyea, Kenneth Cloke, David Bogan, Carla Marcucci, Hitoshi Suzuki, Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, Rory O'Connor, Andrea Maia
This article combines voices from all 7 continents as they discuss how COVID has affected the conflict resolution field around them.
Mediate.com is proud to make the first day of our 10 day Online Family Mediation course available for free! The overall 20-hour training is available both "live" September 14-25 and is also available as a recorded course on an ongoing basis. Enjoy!
Divorce or separation is a big challenge in itself.
(8/20/20)Christopher Garcia, Scott Rautio
This article looks at The Importance of the Relationship; What are the expectations; and what should be discussed?
According to brand new 8/16/2020 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!
Caucusing can be an important tool during the pandemic stress.
If you get married, chances are you probably also going to get divorced. If you get married more than once, those chances go up.
(8/13/20)Alnoor Maherali, Ehsan Ali
Cancel culture has mutated from a response to troubling behavior by otherwise inaccessible celebrities to a form of bullying against teens and youth. The individual is isolated and ostracized, oftentimes without knowing why and with no way to fix the situation. Mediation is a form of conflict resolution that can help resolve these issues.
Resolution 1325 marks the first time that the UNSC affirmed the critical role of women in conflict resolution and peace building.
The complete compilation of all 7 Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age.
This article is arranged as an open letter to my clients, who are divorcing during the pandemic.
Being in business with family members involves some unique dynamics that are not present with other types of business arrangements.
Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel.
The message is to socially distance ourselves from others. But what if it’s your partner you want to socially distance yourself from?
(6/12/20)Keri Morris, Nurit Zubery
The Independent Panel examining the 2014 Family Justice Reforms confirmed there is a place for Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) in situations where family violence has occurred or is a concern.
My experience suggests that the mediator's toolbox contains techniques that can help financially shaky defendants settle.
Most of those in the know agree that military marriages are burdened by stresses and strains beyond those of an ordinary marriage.
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This links to a free course for practitioners, or to show to their clients as a resource, for resolving home conflict during the quarantine.