In recent years, the divisions in this country have become increasingly polarized. People’s opinions have become more and more extreme to the point where we don’t tolerate anyone with different opinions from ours.
“What makes someone leave one partner for another? Or what forces someone to ask about divorce?” These are the most common questions asked on different divorce blogs and forums.
A good co-parenting app helps parents feel focused and organized heading into mediation. Here are the best co-parenting apps so you can choose the right one for your family.
(10/11/21)Charlie Irvine, Jonathan Rodrigues
The Mediation Clinic attached to the University of Strathclyde (“The Mediation Clinic”) in Glasgow, Scotland, recently won the ‘Community Contribution Award’ at the Scottish Legal Awards 2021. This is an article discussing the program.
I think it might be time for a refresher on ADA Mediation, * a topic I have written and trained on frequently – but not for a while now.
Growing up is complicated enough on its own. Having parents' divorce can make it even harder. To avoid the psychological effects of divorce on children, parents should go through the process gracefully.
(6/25/21)Eric R. Galton
A funny thing happened on April 1, 2020. After over 30 years and 7,500 cases as an in person, high-touch mediator, I grudgingly became, out of necessity born by COVID-19, a virtual, online mediator.
It’s generally true in conflict that “it takes two to tango.” In the world of divorce, the fundamental problem with being labelled “high conflict” is how rarely both parties are dancing together.
Collaborative law is the best way for families to navigate tough transitions and here is why.
(5/08/21)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
No matter how a couple may approach questions involving parenting after divorce, the answers are never easily derived.
(4/09/21)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
2020 has been a year of too many upsets, too many uncertainties, and too many confusions.
A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.
(3/03/21)Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
It is a choice to be courageous in family conflict, and an important one.
Recently I had a client ask me, “How do we say to our friends we’re getting a divorce?”
In most marriages there is a marital home/the kids' childhood home and it’s often the largest asset--and the largest source of conflict.
Your first Christmas or other major holiday after divorce can be tough, and it will no doubt be different.
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.
“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
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.
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!
(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?
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.
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.
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).
(5/08/20)Anju D. Jessani
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Courts look to prior events or precedents in establishing policy, and also in measuring reasonableness, when parties are in a dispute.