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Roseann Vanella

Holiday Parenting/Custodial Time during COVID-19

(11/23/20)Roseann Vanella

When considering whether or not to bring a child to a holiday gathering (such as Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma’s house for example), these and other factors need to be taken into consideration.

Colin Rule

Online Mediation Training at Mediate University

(11/17/20)Colin Rule

One of Mediate.com’s most popular features over the last decade has been Mediate University.  From its launch with just a few courses in (2010), Mediate University has grown to a rich repository of courses from many of the leading mediation trainers in the world.

Scott Levin

Can You Be a Litigator and a Mediator?

(11/12/20)Scott Levin

“You know what, Ken? A bad idea would be to let your client walk out of here today and drag this thing out for another year, wasting more time and more money," ~ The Wedding Crashers

Stephen Erickson

Married Mediators: Marilyn McKnight and Steve Erickson

(11/09/20)Stephen Erickson, Marilyn McKnight

An interview with Marilyn McKnight and Stephen Erickson about the origins of family mediation, their different conflict styles, and the future of conflict resolution. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 2020 Conference.

Leyla Balakhane

Life After Divorce: Coping with Loneliness

(11/06/20)Leyla Balakhane

Many couples regard their relationship as a source of comfort, reassurance and identity.

Roseann Vanella

Being Emotionally Ready for Divorce Mediation

(11/06/20)Roseann Vanella

A question I often ask clients when they come to me for a consultation for divorce mediation, “Are you each emotionally ready to mediate your divorce”?

Kimberlee Kovach

Married Mediators: Kim Kovach and Eric Galton

(10/20/20)Kimberlee Kovach, Eric R. Galton

An interview with Kim Kovach and Eric Galton about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

Clare Fowler

Because Mediators Deserve a Personality Test Too

(10/18/20)Clare Fowler

This is a personality test, just for those in the dispute resolution field. Because mediators deserve a personality test too.

Kenneth Cloke

Married Mediators: Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke

(10/13/20)Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith

An interview with Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

October Month of Conflict Resolution Week 2: Featuring 4 Peacebuilding Think-Tanks Across the World

(10/09/20)Anupriya Kukreja

As part of our special series for Conflict Resolution Month this October, this is our second article where we have highlighted the following research institutes and think tanks across the world.

Lorraine Segal

Fault Lines/Property Lines in Conflict

(10/03/20)Lorraine Segal

Understanding fault lines and property lines can help us resolve conflicts.

Francois Bogacz

Impact of Couple Conflict and Mediation on How Romantic Partners are Seen: An fMRI study

(9/28/20)Francois Bogacz

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.

Amy Robertson

Do You Have to be a Lawyer to Draft a Separation Agreement?

(9/28/20)Amy Robertson

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.

Orit Asnin

Mediation as a Business Accelerator

(9/25/20)Orit Asnin

This article discusses how mediation can help business, an inspiring example from The Middle East.

Gary Clayton

Culture and Religion, Evaluating Mediation Approaches: A Case Study

(9/18/20)Gary Clayton

This document will analyze a conflict scenario with respect to the conflict’s candidacy (suitability) for mediation.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

In the Time of Covid-19: The Rush to Modification

(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.

Amy Robertson

How to Choose a Divorce Mediator

(9/14/20)Amy Robertson

Mediator fit is really important.

Larry Ray

Listening is the Key to Problem Solving

(9/14/20)Larry Ray

Most people when pressed will admit that they are not listening effectively.

Marian Grande

Family Mediation vs Family Litigation

(9/12/20)Marian Grande

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.

Keri Morris

When Three Becomes a Crowd

(9/04/20)Keri Morris

An example of how dispute resolution can help when the courts can’t.

Roseann Vanella

Breaking Up Doesn’t Have to Mean Going Broke

(9/04/20)Roseann Vanella

Why an uncontested divorce makes sense for high net worth couples.

Mary Salisbury

The Importance of Accurately Attributing Gains on Separate Property in Divorce

(9/04/20)Mary Salisbury

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.

Laurie Israel

Bearing Witness in Mediation

(8/28/20)Laurie Israel

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.

Gregg Relyea

Conflict During COVID--Combined Voices from all Seven Continents

(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.

Jim Melamed

Mediating Online: Family Mediation Course

(8/26/20)Jim Melamed

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!

Dan Simon

Mediator’s Thoughts for Parents During the Pandemic

(8/21/20)Dan Simon

Divorce or separation is a big challenge in itself.

Christopher Garcia

The Importance of the Relationship: Using Checklists to Improve Discussions

(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?

Jim Melamed

Comparing Mediation Websites

(8/17/20)Jim Melamed

According to brand new 8/16/2020 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!

Roseann Vanella

Divorce Mediation: Using Caucusing to Relieve Pandemic Stress

(8/14/20)Roseann Vanella

Caucusing can be an important tool during the pandemic stress.

Liz Merrill

People are Idiots; Marriage is Dumb; and You Are All Going to Get Divorced

(8/14/20)Liz Merrill

If you get married, chances are you probably also going to get divorced. If you get married more than once, those chances go up.

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