Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.
(5/08/18)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator
with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.
Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”
Stories of successfully breaking the intractability barrier in child dependency mediation: Conflict can be dealt with more successfully & less harmfully. (Say it with me.)
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.
(3/16/18)Donald T. Saposnek
After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.
(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.
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.
This article addresses the relationship between mediator neutrality and success in mediation.
Romance is far from being everything in marriages that grow and thrive, and it’s certainly not the only thing as couples discover the challenges of everyday living.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Andrew Schepard, a leading professor, editor and writer of family law and mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This article provides an approach to positive co-parenting while enduring a divorce. This involves constructive communication, renovating hostile environments, and having the mediator pose as a role model for a positive co-parenting experience.
Well over 90% of all divorce cases are resolved by agreements, but there are two divergent methods for negotiating those agreements.
In 2007, after twenty-three, war-torn years of litigation, I just knew that there had to be a better way of resolving conflict in people’s lives. Thus began my quest – my journey into the world of alternate dispute resolution.
In this article, I aim to identify two opposite interests associated with the settlement of domestic violence cases, and look at the Indian law to see how those two interests are equitably balanced, therefore, providing a recommended way forward, not necessarily a perfect one, to handle cases related to domestic violence.
So you need to determine things to consider before signing a prenuptial agreement and don’t know where to start?
(9/08/17)Gregg Relyea, Joshua N. Weiss
This article includes reviews by Dan Shapiro, Director, Harvard Law School, International Negotiation Program, and other notables, including Bill Ury and the Dalai Lama, of the children's book Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" by Gregg Relyea and Joshua Weiss.
In negotiating a divorce agreement, it’s important to understand how the spouses negotiated with each other during their marriage.
Founded more than 20 years ago as a vehicle to connect professional mediators with individuals who need dispute resolution services, Mediate.com today presents more than 15,000 articles and top-tier resources for its 5 million annual visitors.
(8/01/17)Shannon Rios Paulsen
In my role as a counselor for children of divorce, my focus is the children. The question about dating arises in every session of “Co-parenting Through Your Divorce” that I facilitate. This article addresses this question for parents of divorce and for those who are dating others who are divorced with children.
By now, in 2017, divorce law has become clear and often even predictable.
There are many threatening and frightening things that happen to individuals whose relationship ends up in separation or divorce. A successful divorce is one in which the parents divorce each other but do not require the child to divorce one of the parents.
There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.
Let us imagine a couple in agreement on pursuing the quickest possible Massachusetts divorce.
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This article envisions what it would take, a century in the future, to create a society without any marital strife.