Family & Divorce Mediation Articles
This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.
During my more than 30 years of practicing law, I have found that the great majority of divorcing couples are unaware of their options.
You’re getting married soon and you’re excited about it. But wait!
Just like with child custody, determining who will take care of the pets after a divorce can be a difficult topic.
When children are involved in a divorce, you have to deal with not just your own emotions, but also theirs. Here are some tips for these conversations.
How many times have you left a conversation with a loved one feeling frustrated; like they didn’t listen to a single thing you said?
“You might be wrong. Your voice can be big. Genuinely listen.”
When you can’t agree even with your best effort, having fallback criteria can break the agreement logjam and allow you get on with other things.
When we think holidays, we think magical time of year for children.
(12/12/18)Michael Aurit, Jim Melamed, Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Mediate.com and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) have worked together to produce 4 new online video courses Check out the trailers for all 4 of these new courses and then order at www.mediate.com/University. Note the special holiday pricing of only $199 for all 4 courses this month only!
Following up on two previous articles, this article taps into 24 years of mediation experience and provides divorcing couples with tips that will help them navigate their divorce and mediation process in sane and healthy manner and will help them stay in control of the process.
Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.
Thanksgiving was a few days ago, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!
It often seems that we carry a heaviness in ourselves – our hearts, our heads, our whole beings – when we are in conflict with another person.
It's Anti-Bullying Week; and bullying is now just as much synonymous with workplaces as with problems at school.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Ken Cloke, author and Founder of Mediators Beyond Borders, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
You have met them if you have been mediating for any length of time: High Conflict People.
His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!
When trained as a mediator, the first thing I learned was that mediation is a client-driven process.
This article distinguishes elder mediation and eldercaring coordination, and discusses the benefits of eldercaring coordination for high-conflict cases.
Thanks to the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, (“TCAJA”), divorce lawyers and mediators know that December will be a busy time and some of us may be working right up to the close of the courthouse on Monday, December 31st.
The post is about TWO points which may go against the Mediation Process in India: (i) A constant persuasion of Mediator on either parties would have opposite effect.
If you are a parent going through separation or divorce it is highly likely you are worried about the effect it will have on your children.
Are you struggling with Co-Parenting after divorce? If you are, it is no surprise.
Gravity problems make conflict resolution more difficult because they sidetrack us from actionable problems.
The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston recently declined to enforce an arbitration clause in the Container Store’s loyalty program against blind customers.
In March 2012, eleven amazing people announced the creation of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. They had big dreams and grand expectations. Let’s look at how far we have come and where we may go.
There is a big difference between marriage counselors and mediators, and each is specific to the condition of a relationship.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Chip Rose, a national leader in the fields of divorce mediation and collaborative practice, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(10/08/18)Donald T. Saposnek
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