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Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Family Mediation: A Separate Category of Mediation?

(12/01/20)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

It is to be noted that Mediation is not just about settling disputes or getting back people together. It also extends to making adequate arrangement for the welfare of family members in cases of separation.

Scott Levin

Can You Be a Litigator and a Mediator?

(11/12/20)Scott Levin

“You know what, Ken? A bad idea would be to let your client walk out of here today and drag this thing out for another year, wasting more time and more money," ~ The Wedding Crashers

Laurie Israel

Bearing Witness in Mediation

(8/28/20)Laurie Israel

Recently I’ve been pondering a certain aspect of my experience with mediating divorces. It’s about something that often comes up in my encounters with my mediation clients.

Jim Melamed

Mediating Online: Family Mediation Course

(8/26/20)Jim Melamed

Mediate.com is proud to make the first day of our 10 day Online Family Mediation course available for free! The overall 20-hour training is available both "live" September 14-25 and is also available as a recorded course on an ongoing basis. Enjoy!

Christopher Garcia

The Importance of the Relationship: Using Checklists to Improve Discussions

(8/20/20)Christopher Garcia, Scott Rautio

This article looks at The Importance of the Relationship; What are the expectations; and what should be discussed?

Amanda Singer

Co-parenting and COVID-19

(5/26/20)Amanda Singer

This is an unknown and challenging time for everyone, as there are so many changes. For those who are co-parenting in separate households, it can be even more difficult to try to navigate these times.

Michael Lang

Surviving the Pandemic - Advice from 74 Family Experts

(5/17/20)Michael Lang

In this outstanding collection of essays, there are tips for managing disagreements, guidelines for handling children’s needs, information about finances, and even a recipe for Quarantine Cookies.

Kristyn Carmichael

Who Gets the COVID-19 Stimulus Check in the Divorce?

(5/11/20)Kristyn Carmichael

During this challenging time, many separated spouses are experiencing unexpected confusion and conflict around the Stimulus Check, which was intended to provide financial relief, as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

Anju D. Jessani

10 Co-parenting Recommendations for the COVID-19 Crisis, A Mediator’s Perspective

(5/08/20)Anju D. Jessani

Courts look to prior events or precedents in establishing policy, and also in measuring reasonableness, when parties are in a dispute.

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Mediating Families Are Closer Post-Divorce

(5/01/20)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Joan Kelly describes a research finding which concluded that families who mediated during the divorce had father's who were significantly more involved in their children's lives twelve years post-mediation.

Mediate.com ZZZZZ

The Mediators: Family Mediation Edition

(5/01/20)Mediate.com

The Mediators: Family Edition features 27 of the most experienced family mediators in the world. Sections include: Inspiration, Techniques In The Room, Supporting Children, Styles And Models, The Future, Training & Certification

Donald T. Saposnek

Interview with Don Saposnek

(4/10/20)Donald T. Saposnek

This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Susan Raines

CV-19 Crisis Brings Heightened Need for Community-based Conflict Resolution

(4/10/20)Susan Raines

Crisis breeds conflict. The stress of economic uncertainty and dislocation caused by CV-19 are only outpaced by the anxiety many feel for the safety of their loved ones.

Roseann Vanella

Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(4/03/20)Roseann Vanella

As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.

Jim Melamed

Family Mediation 2.0 - Integrating Online Capacities

(3/24/20)Jim Melamed

Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).

Seven Guidelines for Parents Who Are Divorce/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID19 Pandemic

(3/18/20) AFCC and AAML

Leaders from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) have released these guidelines for co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

How Much Does Divorce Really Cost?

(2/27/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Some who are faced with the prospect of divorce, are deterred by the sheer magnitude of change that will impact their family’s lives.

Carrie Gour

What Is A "High Conflict Divorce," Anyway?

(2/14/20)Carrie Gour

Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares how to identify a high conflict personality, the characteristics of a typical high conflict divorce file, and suggestions on how clients can best manage both.

Tye Bourdony

Do I Need to Hire a Divorce/Family Attorney Before Beginning My Divorce?

(2/07/20)Tye Bourdony

Getting divorced can be one of the most stressful and difficult life situations a person can find themselves in. When confronted with how to best move forward in a divorce, and what to do about an attorney, there is no one clear answer.

Michael Gorman

7 Tips On How To Protect Child Mental And Emotional Health During A Divorce

(1/31/20)Michael Gorman

Separation is one of the most difficult processes people can go through, but the situation is even more shocking for kids who need to adapt to such a huge change in life.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

What if You Die? Divorcing and Death

(1/24/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

There’s an interesting dichotomy between married couples’ view of life insurance.

Keri Morris

The Beauty and Terror of Change

(1/24/20)Keri Morris

In my role as mediator one of the questions I am asked most often by parents, community groups, and interested parties is if an agreement reached at Family Dispute Resolution is legally binding and enforceable through the family court.

Michael Aurit

A Guide To Creative Christmas Plans For Divorced Parents

(12/19/19)Michael Aurit

This article discusses six options that are successful ways of sharing time with children over the holidays.

Lisa Taylor

Why You Should Mediate Your Divorce Instead of Litigating It

(12/12/19)Lisa Taylor

This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.

Kathleen Kauth

Conflicts in the 'Family' Work Environment

(12/12/19)Kathleen Kauth

What do you do when work treats you “like family”?

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