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Donald T. Saposnek

Splitting America Redux: Implications for Keeping our Kids Safe

(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.

Bruce Edwards

Why Ego Management is Key to Effective Mediation

(3/16/18)Bruce Edwards

In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers

Denisha Shah

Healing Effects of Mediation on Kids to Achieve and Spread Infinite Positive Outcomes

(3/16/18)Denisha Shah

The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.

Mark Baer

Working with Challenging Family Situations: A Mediator's Perspective

(3/16/18)Mark Baer

If you were asked to stop doing any of these simple tasks, what feelings and emotions might you experience?

Laura Tarcea

The Need for a Paradigm Shift for Transforming Relational Conflict

(3/16/18)Laura Tarcea

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.

Sat Sindhar

Playing the Blame Game the Right Way

(3/16/18)Sat Sindhar

A common reason for workplace tension is biased judgement.

Cinnie Noble

What it Takes to be Conflict Masterful

(3/09/18)Cinnie Noble

How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Change Is Coming: Tax Reform Act Punishes Divorcing Couples

(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.

Phyllis Pollack

You Look Like Someone I Can Trust!

(2/22/18)Phyllis Pollack

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.

Tammy Lenski

Can this Key Ingredient Protect Your Marriage from Relationship Conflict?

(2/16/18)Tammy Lenski

Couples can have big fights, frequent conflict, and even bicker all the time and still have healthy, fulfilling, and lasting relationships. How so?

Michael Aurit

4 Game-Changing Tips to Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice

(2/15/18)Michael Aurit

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.

Sabine Walsh

Educating the Dispute Resolvers of the Future

(2/09/18)Sabine Walsh

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.

Meredith Richardson

What Does the 2017 Tax Law Mean for Divorcing Couples?

(2/02/18)Meredith Richardson

I sat down with Jill Boynton of Cornerstone Financial Planning to find out how this law will effect divorcing couples.

Sherrill Ellsworth

Ask the Judge - Do I need an Attorney's Help to Create a Parenting Plan?

(2/02/18)Sherrill Ellsworth

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.

Jay Folberg

Mediating Family Property and Estate Conflicts: Keeping the Peace and Preserving Family Wealth

(1/30/18)Jay Folberg

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.

Mark Baer

Hiring a Divorce Attorney? Buyer Beware

(1/19/18)Mark Baer

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.”

Cinnie Noble

When the Day is Done

(1/12/18)Cinnie Noble

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?

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Family Counseling to Resolve Conflict?

(1/12/18)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.

Cinnie Noble

Overcoming Clients' Road Blocks in Conflict Management Coaching

(1/05/18)Cinnie Noble

As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.

Shirli Kirschner

Children and ADR

(1/05/18)Shirli Kirschner

Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.

Nancy Shuger

Why Gray is My Favorite Color

(1/05/18)Nancy Shuger

This article addresses the relationship between mediator neutrality and success in mediation.

Bernard Morrow

End of the Year: The Kids are Alright

(12/29/17)Bernard Morrow

End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.

Joy Rosenthal

Tips for Keeping the Kids out of the Conflict

(12/22/17)Joy Rosenthal

Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.

Georgia Daniels

Dear Self-Represented Client

(12/15/17)Georgia Daniels

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.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Family Business Succession: The Joys and Challenges

(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.

Larry Gaughan

It’s Not Just the Romantic Stuff That Makes a Marriage Special

(12/08/17)Larry Gaughan

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.

Phyllis Pollack

Anger Has Its Benefits !!

(12/01/17)Phyllis Pollack

Researchers concluded that “‘People intuitively chose to become angry… They believed they would become more effective competitors.’”

Barbara Allen

Attention Mediators in the State of Texas: Mandatory Training Required for Family Neutrals by January 2018

(12/01/17)Barbara Allen

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.

John Lande

In Praise of (Good) Disagreements

(11/17/17)John Lande

As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

Oliver Ross

Divorce Mediation: A Prototype for Positive Co-Parenting

(11/17/17)Oliver Ross

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.

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