Family & Divorce Mediation Articles
(3/16/18)Donald T. Saposnek
After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.
In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers
The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.
If you were asked to stop doing any of these simple tasks, what feelings and emotions might you experience?
This paper provides a brief overview of mediation with a focus on clients’ self-determinism in family mediation or family dispute resolution (FDR) and Ontario court-connected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs.
A common reason for workplace tension is biased judgement.
How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.
(3/02/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
The new act aims to prevent this “nefarious” practice, often labeled as a divorce subsidy, by rendering alimony payments as after tax income, beginning with the 2019 tax year.
When my sister had just been born, my mother boarded a crowded war time train with my sister in her arms, then turnd and handed the baby to a trusting stranger.
Couples can have big fights, frequent conflict, and even bicker all the time and still have healthy, fulfilling, and lasting relationships. How so?
Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.
The ICC Mediation Competition in Paris, and the growing number of others like it, are contributing to a change in the way disputes are going to be resolved in the future.
I sat down with Jill Boynton of Cornerstone Financial Planning to find out how this law will effect divorcing couples.
As long as you and your coParent are committed to working together to create a Parenting Plan that’s best for your children, there is no need for extra costs.
Of all of the cases I have mediated over the past 30 years, the most challenging and rewarding disputes have been those between family members over family property, estates, trusts and businesses.
John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”
When you consider what is most important to you about the conflict and the other person, what is the optimum way of proceeding, do you think?
If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.
As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.
Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.
This article addresses the relationship between mediator neutrality and success in mediation.
End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.
Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.
This article explains what a consulting attorney does for divorce mediation clients, and why this review is particularly helpful in developing the self-represented client’s capacity to give informed consent to an agreement that may contain unusual or non-standard terms.
(12/15/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian
Family business succession can be joyous when there is a succession plan. But when there’s no plan in place, it can be anything but joyous.
Romance is far from being everything in marriages that grow and thrive, and it’s certainly not the only thing as couples discover the challenges of everyday living.
Researchers concluded that “‘People intuitively chose to become angry… They believed they would become more effective competitors.’”
To be qualified to serve as an impartial third party under Subchapter C, Chapter 154 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, additional training is required of Family Mediators and other third party neutrals on or before January 1, 2018.
As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
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This article provides an approach to positive co-parenting while enduring a divorce. This involves constructive communication, renovating hostile environments, and having the mediator pose as a role model for a positive co-parenting experience.