Marital Mediation Section


Ben Hartwig

What Do Marriage Counselors and Mediators Do?

(10/12/18)Ben Hartwig

There is a big difference between marriage counselors and mediators, and each is specific to the condition of a relationship.

Donald T. Saposnek

Book Review: The Master Agreement by Jay Bultz

(10/08/18)Donald T. Saposnek

'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.

Georgia Daniels

Making Referrals to Divorce Mediation or Family Mediation

(9/28/18)Georgia Daniels

Mental health professionals may have a general idea about what divorce mediation is but want to know more about it before making referrals. This article discusses critical points for you to consider before referring your clients to divorce mediation or mediation of other family issues.

Mitch Cohen

Co-Parenting Tips During a Divorce

(8/31/18)Mitch Cohen

By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.

Laura Ward

5 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Family Mediation

(8/31/18)Laura Ward

The main difference with family mediation is that, opposed to going through lawyers, you are encouraged to speak directly to each other.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The Tax Reform Law Impacts Families

(8/24/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The attached articles highlight further effects of the tax reform, one specifically focused on Prenuptial Contracts, and the second more generally on family financial decisions.

Linette Garcia

Addressing Your Child’s Repressed Anger

(8/15/18)Linette Garcia

If a parent wants to set their child up for success, they should strive to teach them how to handle their emotions in a healthy way.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Prenuptial Agreements and the New Tax Law: Is There a Problem on the Horizon?

(7/20/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The message for divorcing couples is clear. If your divorce agreement will include provision for the payment of alimony, deductible to the paying spouse and taxable, as income, to the recipient spouse, you need to have an executed divorce agreement by December 31, 2018.

John Fiske

For Those Feeling Generous: A Gift for Clients, Friends - Book Review

(7/13/18)John Fiske, Laurie Israel

I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.

Jack Urquhart

Employment Arbitration Agreements Reach Epic Status

(6/22/18)Jack Urquhart

Employees who contractually agree to resolve employment disputes in an individualized arbitration waive all rights to class actions or any other collective dispute process.

Trevor McDonald

7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Communicating

(6/21/18)Trevor McDonald

Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.

Judith Weigle

Getting a Divorce? Mediate, Don't Litigate.

(6/14/18)Judith Weigle

Getting a divorce? You have options that will allow you to pick the right people to help you do that, but there’s no one size fits all choice.

Tracee McCole

Adult Kids of Divorcees Should Be Spared from the Drama

(5/17/18)Tracee McCole

Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.

Emily Andrews

Five Huge Benefits of Choosing Mediation

(5/11/18)Emily Andrews

Let’s face it, divorce is messy and painful and can be very expensive.

Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

(5/03/18)Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”

Judith Weigle

Listen to Your Heart, Not Your Friends & Family

(4/27/18)Judith Weigle

The divorce settlement will always reflect the tone of the marriage when done out of court in a mediation or through opposing attorneys as the voice of the parties, even more than the law.

Kamela Laird

Why Are You And Your Sibling Fighting Over Your Parent's House?

(4/12/18)Kamela Laird

In this model, the lawyer-mental health professional duo creates a safe container for you and your sibling to communicate authentically about what really matters to you.

Stephanie Klein

A Modest Proposal to Mitigate Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Workplace

(4/05/18)Stephanie Klein

Social and news media bombard us daily with accounts of sexual harassment and misconduct by captains of industry, the arts and politics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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