In the spirit of Honest Abe, New York again celebrated Mediation Settlement Day on October 18 this year with a host of activities designed to promote mediation as a means of resolving disputes without going to court.
(11/10/17)Daniel Ben-Zvi, Michael Young
The authors have peeled back the protective cloak of confidentiality just enough to provide a glimpse of the wild, the unpredictable, and the utterly preposterous things that have happened in real mediations.
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.
If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.
Well over 90% of all divorce cases are resolved by agreements, but there are two divergent methods for negotiating those agreements.
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.
So you need to determine things to consider before signing a prenuptial agreement and don’t know where to start?
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.
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 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.
Marriages can be damaged by a destructive prenup or by a harsh prenup negotiation process.
This is the true story of a couple that considered divorce, but decided to stay together after drafting a postmarital agreement regarding the parenting of their young son.
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.
What happens when you want to use mediation for divorce, but your spouse doesn’t? It’s a fairly common situation but not a hopeless one — so don’t give up before trying some tried and true strategies to bring them onboard.
Divorce is a hard process and perhaps nobody knows this better than the children of divorced parents, who can find themselves caught up in a situation over which they have little control facing an uncertain future.
When two people form a union, whether a legal union – such as marriage, or a domestic partnership, there will be conflict.
(3/28/17)Gabriel Cheong, Esq.
If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement in mediation, you still have the option of going to court.
(3/06/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
The divorce rate began its sharp increase in the early 1960's and more than doubled by the end of the 1970's. This was accompanied by dramatic changes in cultural traditions, societal expectations, and divorce and child custody laws.
(3/06/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce
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Child-custody evaluations have become commonplace in
family-law disputes over living arrangements, parental
decision-making, and time-sharing with offspring.