Family & Divorce Mediation Articles
(10/27/17)Ronald S. Kraybill
An Important Choice: What to Do and Say After Violence?
The article is about general foundations and principles of mediation in all aspects (e.g. family, LGBT, divorce, commercial, global, workplace, pet mediation, child custody) as it explores the depth and truth of multi-dimensions in relationships and love.
(10/24/17)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
This article outlines what couples need to do in order to face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce. If people have not resolved their dilemmas before the divorce, they go through the process trying to manage their fear in different ways by hiding their doubt, responsibility; vulnerability, or dependency.
If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Nina Meierding filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
What insight do you have into your conflict?
Well over 90% of all divorce cases are resolved by agreements, but there are two divergent methods for negotiating those agreements.
(10/06/17)Peter T. Coleman
Another big idea on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.
“From litigation to conflict resolution” describes what happens with most contested legal disputes; they tend to follow a trajectory from an adversarial to a more cooperative process.
When you are in conflict, what are your unmet needs? What are the unmet needs of the person with whom you are in conflict?
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Zena Zumeta, long time mediator, trainer and former President of the Academy of Family Mediators, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.'
In 2007, after twenty-three, war-torn years of litigation, I just knew that there had to be a better way of resolving conflict in people’s lives. Thus began my quest – my journey into the world of alternate dispute resolution.
In this article, I aim to identify two opposite interests associated with the settlement of domestic violence cases, and look at the Indian law to see how those two interests are equitably balanced, therefore, providing a recommended way forward, not necessarily a perfect one, to handle cases related to domestic violence.
If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?
So you need to determine things to consider before signing a prenuptial agreement and don’t know where to start?
(9/08/17)Gregg Relyea, Joshua N. Weiss
This article includes reviews by Dan Shapiro, Director, Harvard Law School, International Negotiation Program, and other notables, including Bill Ury and the Dalai Lama, of the children's book Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" by Gregg Relyea and Joshua Weiss.
In negotiating a divorce agreement, it’s important to understand how the spouses negotiated with each other during their marriage.
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“It’s important to set ground rules at the start of a mediation, and then you can remind the parties of those rules if they get off track later,” said a trainee in one of my mediation courses.
I am travelling back from a couple of days in and around Dublin, discussing an initiative on respectful political dialogue with politicians, academics and conflict resolution professionals.
Your wedding day is only a few months off and your fiancé nervously mentions that he would like a prenuptial agreement.
(8/01/17)Shannon Rios Paulsen
In my role as a counselor for children of divorce, my focus is the children. The question about dating arises in every session of “Co-parenting Through Your Divorce” that I facilitate. This article addresses this question for parents of divorce and for those who are dating others who are divorced with children.
By now, in 2017, divorce law has become clear and often even predictable.
There are many threatening and frightening things that happen to individuals whose relationship ends up in separation or divorce. A successful divorce is one in which the parents divorce each other but do not require the child to divorce one of the parents.
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.
There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.
Let us imagine a couple in agreement on pursuing the quickest possible Massachusetts divorce.
This article envisions what it would take, a century in the future, to create a society without any marital strife.
When a couple with children decide that it is time to divorce it is important for them to remember they are not divorcing their children, nor are they divorcing their shared role as parent.
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Marriages can be damaged by a destructive prenup or by a harsh prenup negotiation process.