This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.
As part of a broader commitment to expand JAMS’ global footprint, the JAMS International Operations group recently organized an event in Beijing, China.
Recently, a divorced parent asked me my opinion on how to go about giving holiday gifts to her children.
(12/11/19)I. Jay Safier
This article will discuss how benefits are distributed to two people who are now divorced.
One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.
I was watching the news recently when a segment came on about a California couple who co-hosted a Divorce Party. Now this had my attention!
One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.
Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.
This article is aimed at clients working with collaborative practitioners, therapists, or legal counsel who need to document text message and email conversations for evidence or as a reference, a summary of what to document, and how to document so that what is captured will be admissible, if required.
In this blog post, Saakshi Jain, student, Amity University, Lucknow Campus writes about Mediation, a must and compulsory process in India. This post also covers the need, advantages, and disadvantages of mediation and its impact on Indian divorces.
Mediators need to formulate and ask incisive questions that challenge entrenched thinking and shift perspectives.
As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving.
Empowerment and recognition shifts can happen between people whose interaction has fluctuated for years.
Every marriage goes through some rough patches, and unfortunately, trying to figure it out on your own can often lead to crucial things being left unsaid and strong relationships ending up on the rocks.
There are many benefits to choosing mediation for your divorce, but it’s also important to understand and prepare for the challenges.
This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.
Leading national family mediation organizations, including Mediate.com, have abided by common standards for divorce and family mediation for over two decades. Do these standards need to be updated to address issues of online mediation? If so, how?
(7/18/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
For couples facing divorce in their late fifties, sixties, and beyond, the questions and issues are quite distinct from those facing younger couples.
I ask both parties to come in for an introductory meeting when they inquire about divorce mediation.
The divorce process has significant impacts on the lives of the spouses and their families depending on how they go through the divorce. This article outlines how divorce mediation can save families money and time, and reduce trauma when compared to a traditional, litigated divorce process.
This article proposes that the family mediation process formalizes the separation, as partners are encouraged to try to work out how to co-parent their children, and increases the risk for victims of domestic violence.
(6/28/19)Michael Aurit, Larry Gaughan
It is with deep sadness that we learned this week about the passing of Lawrence D. Gaughan, a pioneer professional family mediator.
(6/17/19)Michael Aurit, Donald T. Saposnek
The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.
(6/14/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
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