(8/09/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian
I first heard about Collaborative Law (CL) in 2002 as it began to spread around Massachusetts.
(8/09/19)Wean Khing Wong
This mediator proposes a upcoming homeless mediation program, the difficulties of working with the homeless population, and the skills a mediator can bring.
There are many benefits to choosing mediation for your divorce, but it’s also important to understand and prepare for the challenges.
This article discusses the importance of Judicial Mandate for Ayodhya Mediation.
This is an interview with Andrea Schneider by Robert Benjamin discussing negotiative strategies.
With Aikido, practitioners learn how to defend without harm to themselves and the attacker.
The most valuable lesson I learned from the book, and the teacher, was the importance of power in any discussion.
This is an new of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com Managing Editor Dr. Clare Fowler. Bruce discusses growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.
The need for a “Conflict Revolution” is clear. We have a Negotiation Emergency at the same time as we have a Climate Emergency.
In recent years, as the world has migrated toward a reliance on social networks, the internet of things, and digital transactions, disputes have grown exponentially in terms of number and complexity.
Sometimes I wake up in a cranky mood-am I the only one?
(7/18/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
For couples facing divorce in their late fifties, sixties, and beyond, the questions and issues are quite distinct from those facing younger couples.
This article discusses this mediator's viewpoint that as a mediation profession need to celebrate our own pride.
(7/17/19)Lee Jay Berman
Conflict happens. It is inevitable. It is going to happen whenever you have people with different expectations. Here are some tools for avoiding and resolving disputes in the early stages, before they become full-blown conflicts.
I ask both parties to come in for an introductory meeting when they inquire about divorce mediation.
Being a mediator brings surprises along the way. It is remarkable that, after years of waiting for Scotland to pick up the mediation baton, we now have two important initiatives underway.
Only people we love and care deeply about can make us so angry we want to blow a gasket, says famed Star Trek actor George Takei.
This looks at a PON article which discusses four reasons why a negotiator might proceed down the slippery slope of an ethical lapse.
As a former practicing CPA, who is now a professional mediator, I pose the following question: What has the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act done to help couples improve the statistics regarding the institution of marriage and make the emotional issues of divorce less stressful?
The wider Influence of mediation and negotiative thinking beyond practice.
I have said this before and will say it again: talking to the other party does wonders.
(6/27/19)Judith Starr, Michael Lang
How do you think about reflective practice?
In my early training to be a mediator, the trainer often suggested that to help the parties reach an agreement on the really big issues, start with the small ones.
(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.
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It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.