Family & Divorce Mediation Articles
When talking about domestic violence, you often hear about the cycle of abuse.
You might be thinking that you don’t need to make yourself aware about anything divorce related because it’s not going to happen to you.
It’s so normal for us to ask questions and want information from those who have already been through this overwhelming time in our lives.
Deciding to divorce is likely going to be the biggest decision of your life, bigger than even deciding to get married in the first place, and how you choose to proceed will make all the difference.
Your first Christmas or other major holiday after divorce can be tough, and it will no doubt be different.
I was recently reminded of the difference in the depth of information and subsequently the analysis that I perform when I do my financial analysis versus what information is provided by clients when they are asked to fill out a Financial Affidavit.
It is to be noted that Mediation is not just about settling disputes or getting back people together. It also extends to making adequate arrangement for the welfare of family members in cases of separation.
The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.
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.
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.
“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
(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.
Many couples regard their relationship as a source of comfort, reassurance and identity.
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”?
(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.
This is a personality test, just for those in the dispute resolution field. Because mediators deserve a personality test too.
(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.
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.
Understanding fault lines and property lines can help us resolve conflicts.
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.
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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.