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Susan Guthrie

Online Mediation Training Task Force Family / Elder Committee Report

(6/16/21)Susan Guthrie

The Family and Elder Committee was initially tasked with Considering the Following Questions: 1) How can family and elder mediation training be improved to embrace online mediation; and 2) How can family and elder mediation training best be offered online, for basic training, advanced training, and ongoing continuing education?

John Lande

Proposal for Standard Explanation in Mediation

(6/11/21)John Lande

Since writing my recent short article, Courts Should Make Mediations Good Samaritans Not Frankensteins, I have been thinking about how to maximize the substantial benefits of court-connected mediation while minimizing the risks of coercion.

Rafeena Bacchus

Mediation and the Four Agreements

(6/11/21)Rafeena Bacchus

The Four Agreements is based on ancient Toltec wisdom which is said to embody the essential unity of truth and described as a way of life. I believe that if we adopt these Four Agreements they will create enough personal power to change the way we mediate and resolve conflict, leading to better and more satisfying settlements.

Joy Rosenthal

You Might Have more in Common with Bill and Melinda Than You Think…

(6/01/21)Joy Rosenthal

Bill and Melinda Gates recently announced that they are divorcing after 27 years. Besides having to address their billions of dollars and their enormously influential foundation, this has brought attention to issues of a mature (or “gray”) divorce.

Carrie Gour

The Problem With the Label "High Conflict Divorce"

(5/28/21)Carrie Gour

It’s generally true in conflict that “it takes two to tango.” In the world of divorce, the fundamental problem with being labelled “high conflict” is how rarely both parties are dancing together.

Kimberlee Kovach

Married Mediators: Kim Kovach and Eric Galton

(5/24/21)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.

Christen Ritchey

Dispute Resolution with Collaborative Law

(5/19/21)Christen Ritchey

Collaborative law is the best way for families to navigate tough transitions and here is why.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation

(5/18/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Brian Galbraith

What can mediators learn from the online experience of other collaborative dispute resolution professionals? How do we best integrate online mediation with conflict & life coaching, collaborative practice and limited scope representation?

Jonathan Rodrigues

New Mediators' Guidance from Youth Conference

(5/18/21)Jonathan Rodrigues, Clare Fowler, Maria Apostolidou, Ilan David Bass, Amee Dharamshi, Melanie Koch, Nisshant Laroia, Benjamin Lutz, Gwendolyn Myers, Olivia Chisom Osuala, Lydia Ray, Sumhiya  Sallay, Jay Patrick Santiago, Salman Shaheen

This article summarizes the Young Minds, Global Voices Conference. This conference was sponsored by Mediate.com in an effort to hear from newer mediators. These 6 sessions comprised up and coming thought leaders from around the globe, forming a brain trust for how to create peace in ourselves, our community and our world.  

Stephen Erickson

Married Mediators: Marilyn McKnight and Steve Erickson

(5/17/21)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.

Kenneth Cloke

Married Mediators: Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke

(5/09/21)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.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Approaching Custody with Reason vs. Rancor

(5/08/21)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

No matter how a couple may approach questions involving parenting after divorce, the answers are never easily derived.

Denise French

Cryptocurrency and Divorce

(5/07/21)Denise French

Naturally, as a Divorce Financial Advisor, I began thinking how these types of crypto assets were going to impact divorce settlements.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Online Mediation Training

(5/01/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed

The second Forum of the Online Mediation Training Task Force centered on new and emerging issues of online mediation and the training of mediators online.

Denise French

Mediation and Co-Parenting: Why It Works

(4/30/21)Denise French

As difficult as a divorce can be for a married couple, it can be just as upsetting and confusing for the children of the relationship.

Roseann Vanella

Divorce and Property Division: Am I Entitled to More Because my Spouse Ruined Our Marriage?

(4/23/21)Roseann Vanella

There are a lot of reasons why couples decide to get divorced. Financial troubles, lack of communication, continual arguing, unrealistic expectations, lack of intimacy, infidelity, and abuse are among the more common reasons why couples split up.

Amy Robertson

How you Approach a Disagreement Matters

(4/16/21)Amy Robertson

Separation is challenging; going through a separation during a pandemic can be more challenging.

Jakob Vinther

The History of Mediation and Why It Is Still in Use Today

(4/16/21)Jakob Vinther, Thomas Todd

To understand mediation, you must examine the reason behind having a mediator.

International Patent Litigation and Mediation

(4/16/21)Richard Price

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?

Colin Rule

Mediate is Top Ranked Mediation Website

(4/15/21)Colin Rule

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.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The 2020 Tax Conundrum: Questions Facing Couples Whose Divorce is Pending

(4/09/21)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

2020 has been a year of too many upsets, too many uncertainties, and too many confusions.

Carrie Gour

Using Text Messages and Emails in Mediation, Family, or Divorce Court

(4/09/21)Carrie Gour

A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.

Elle Rave

The Muddy Time

(4/01/21)Elle Rave

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.

Consumer Protection BC

The Singapore Convention on Mediation - Where’s Europe?

(3/26/21)Consumer Protection BC, Henneke Brink

International commercial mediation - what a settlement agreement can do.

Amanda Singer

How to Manage In-Laws Post Divorce

(3/25/21)Amanda Singer

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.

Marian Grande

Helping Kids Adjust to Life When Parents Go Through Divorce

(3/25/21)Marian Grande

If you are going through a divorce, one of the most significant concerns you may have is the effect it has on your children. 

Katie Tejada

How Mediation Can Make Divorce Easier on Your Family

(3/25/21)Katie Tejada

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.

Minson Vo

A Short Story: How My Friend Destroyed Their Bullies

(3/25/21)Minson Vo

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.

Martin Rosenfeld

ADR Principles and Clergy-Congregation Relations

(3/19/21)Martin Rosenfeld

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.

Kenneth Cloke

Insurrection, Demagoguery, and the Mediation of Political Conflicts

(3/08/21)Kenneth Cloke

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.

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