Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for participants to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving. Participants open lines of communication, gain clarity and a better understanding of their own and each other's interests.
With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many.
You’re 45, and finally on the other side of your divorce.
For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.
“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”
‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.
Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.
This is a new interview of Peter Salem, long-time Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
This article illustrates the use of mediation in child protection (juvenile dependency) cases, a practice that has increased substantially in America’s juvenile courts over the past five years.
This is a study on models of helping couples stay married. Please find enclosed a letter of invitation to the study.
Innovate with ideas, try to think outside the box when it comes to solutions.
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.
(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.
His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!
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.
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.
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.
(10/08/18)Donald T. Saposnek
Click here for MORE ARTICLES
'The Master Agreement', now in its Second Edition, offers a comprehensive manual of issues, clauses and phrases for use in drafting Marital Settlement Agreements. This book is unique, of very high quality, will save you time, and elevate the quality of your drafting.