Family & Divorce Mediation Articles
One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.
Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.
After more than 16,500 mediations inside and outside of the court system, dozens of organizational interventions, executive coaching, and overall collaborative problem solving, I have learned some hard lessons about what works and what doesn’t.
This article is aimed at clients working with collaborative practitioners, therapists, or legal counsel who need to document text message and email conversations for evidence or as a reference, a summary of what to document, and how to document so that what is captured will be admissible, if required.
33 million cases are pending in the courts of India as of 2019--what is the answer?
In this blog post, Saakshi Jain, student, Amity University, Lucknow Campus writes about Mediation, a must and compulsory process in India. This post also covers the need, advantages, and disadvantages of mediation and its impact on Indian divorces.
In this article, I aim to identify two opposite interests associated with the settlement of domestic violence cases, and look at the Indian law to see how those two interests are equitably balanced, therefore, providing a recommended way forward, not necessarily a perfect one, to handle cases related to domestic violence.
This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.
When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.
This article is a look at the implications of communication skills in the context of family mediation and recommendations.
Mediators need to formulate and ask incisive questions that challenge entrenched thinking and shift perspectives.
When we talk about an interpersonal dispute between two people, we commonly say there are two sides to every story – the other person’s version of events and issues and our own.
Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?
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.
Empowerment and recognition shifts can happen between people whose interaction has fluctuated for years.
Working with families to help an older adult identify how they want to spend their final years and communicate it to all involved parties.
Mediating with Families is an excellent resource both for practitioners and teachers/trainers of family mediation. It includes a broad discussion of family mediation, with techniques, case examples, resources and theory. It is an excellent addition to the field.
Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.
Every marriage goes through some rough patches, and unfortunately, trying to figure it out on your own can often lead to crucial things being left unsaid and strong relationships ending up on the rocks.
Nursing homes are now able to have protection and a clear plan with arbitration agreements.
(8/09/19)Wean Khing Wong
This mediator proposes a upcoming homeless mediation program, the difficulties of working with the homeless population, and the skills a mediator can bring.
There are many benefits to choosing mediation for your divorce, but it’s also important to understand and prepare for the challenges.
Are you considering a change in your marriage, but a divorce or a formal separation seems premature?
Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.
In this article, Anveksha Padhye does a critical analysis on whether mediation is an effective ADR mechanism or not.
The most valuable lesson I learned from the book, and the teacher, was the importance of power in any discussion.
(7/30/19)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.
How are we supposed to know, 100%, that our marriage, or significant relationship, is secure?
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If you've noticed that your ADR program or organization (or the field in general) is lacking in young professionals, you are not alone. In this article, I offer five practical ideas that ADR program leaders can implement now in order to get and keep young professionals in ADR.