Family & Divorce Mediation Articles
Separation is challenging; going through a separation during a pandemic can be more challenging.
(4/16/21)Jakob Vinther, Thomas Todd
To understand mediation, you must examine the reason behind having a mediator.
As many of you may know, mediation is not used as often as it should be to resolve international patent litigation. But is this also the case within the industry?
Mediate.com is ranked the top mediation website by Alexa in its April 14, 2021 global website rankings. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 25,000 searchable mediation articles, blog posts, news items and videos and hosts the most utilized mediator directory in the world.
(4/09/21)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
2020 has been a year of too many upsets, too many uncertainties, and too many confusions.
A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.
Some of us call it the muddy time. It’s the time in between the decision to divorce and when the actual divorce is made final.
(3/26/21)Consumer Protection BC, Henneke Brink
International commercial mediation - what a settlement agreement can do.
When I got married, I found that one of the strangest transitions wasn’t to being newlyweds or calling him my husband but was more related to my new in-laws. I think that often in-laws, especially mothers-in-law, have gotten a bad rap in popular culture.
If you are going through a divorce, one of the most significant concerns you may have is the effect it has on your children.
Getting divorced can take just as big of a toll on the kids as it does the adults involved. Fortunately, divorcing parents can help to mitigate the negative impacts of divorce on the entire family in a few key ways, namely with mediation. Learn how mediation can work for your family here.
When a friend told me how he overcame a bully, my curiosity peaked, and I asked him to show me how he defused a situation like that.
It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote of the individual congregation.
(3/16/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Task Force Chair, and Jim Melamed, Mediate.com Board Chair, invite you to participate in five (5) open Forums seeking to further Online Mediation Training. See the Forum Schedule and Register!
Following the “insurrection,” “putsch,” or “attempted coup” in Washington D.C., on January 6, 2021, and the subsequent acquittal of President Trump on impeachment charges, we find ourselves facing extremely significant and difficult, yet very different political conflicts and challenges from those we faced before.
In a randomized controlled trial of family cases involving parents reporting high levels of intimate partner violence (IPV), parents felt safer in and were more satisfied with shuttle and videoconference mediation than litigation.
(3/03/21)Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
It is a choice to be courageous in family conflict, and an important one.
Recently I had a client ask me, “How do we say to our friends we’re getting a divorce?”
My last mediation of 2020 was for a prenuptial agreement, and to me it was kind of a sign of hope for the year to come.
New CIPD research suggests that more than four in 10 LGBT+ employees have experienced workplace conflict in the past year.
In most marriages there is a marital home/the kids' childhood home and it’s often the largest asset--and the largest source of conflict.
There’s something about the beginning of a new year that means making big changes.
This article looks at how to prevent violent conflicts, especially while quarantined.
One of the questions I used to get asked most often by my clients was whether I was married, and until recently, the answer to that had always been no, which then often their follow-up question was, are you ever going to get married?
Valentine’s Day; the most romantic day of the year. Some love it, some hate it, but you cannot deny that Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love, affection, adoration, chocolates, and flowers.
The term “happy divorce” seems like an oxymoron, and maybe it is.
As a current mediator who has for years also been litigation counsel representing clients in mediation, I have noticed that there may sometimes be a disconnect between what mediators and litigators each expect from mediation and from each other.
It’s a common mistake for divorcing spouses to confuse mediation with couple’s therapy.
It is said and proven that when a child is born to unmarried parents, the child would most likely remain and be cared for by the mother.
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The article helps demonstrate the widespread acceptance of ADR, and mediation in particular, in the legal profession.