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
'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.
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.
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.
The main difference with family mediation is that, opposed to going through lawyers, you are encouraged to speak directly to each other.
(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.
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.
(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.
(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.
Employees who contractually agree to resolve employment disputes in an individualized arbitration waive all rights to class actions or any other collective dispute process.
Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.
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.
Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.
Let’s face it, divorce is messy and painful and can be very expensive.
Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”
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.
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.
Social and news media bombard us daily with accounts of sexual harassment and misconduct by captains of industry, the arts and politics.
The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.
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.
(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.
Couples can have big fights, frequent conflict, and even bicker all the time and still have healthy, fulfilling, and lasting relationships. How so?
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.
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.
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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.”