(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
How to mediate in the best interests of the children.
(6/06/19)Maria Paola Felibert, Maria Eugenia Sole
One of the biggest challenges for us as conflict resolvers is to help parents recognize their children’s vital role not only in the family system, but also in society.
Are grudges useful in negotiation?
When one or both people in a marriage or long-term committed relationship are struggling with the question “Should I get a Divorce?”, Family Mediation can be an ideal process for the couple to have some difficult discussions and make a fully informed decision about next steps in their relationship.
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.
When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.
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‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.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.
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.
This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.
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
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