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Larry Gaughan

Using ADR Ideas to Negotiate Divorce Agreements

(9/01/17)Larry Gaughan

In negotiating a divorce agreement, it’s important to understand how the spouses negotiated with each other during their marriage.

Sean Garrity

Mediate.com Helps Divorcing Couples Resolve and Learn From Conflicts

(8/14/17)Sean Garrity

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.

Shannon Rios Paulsen

Children, Divorce, and Dating

(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.

John Fiske

Bargaining in the Light of the Law: The Case of Divorce

(7/28/17)John Fiske

By now, in 2017, divorce law has become clear and often even predictable.

Michael Scott

Co-Parenting

(7/19/17)Michael Scott

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.

Vicki Shemin

Divorce Lawyers: 5 Little Known Things You Need To Know

(7/06/17)Vicki Shemin

There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.

Marion Wasserman

Massachusetts Divorce: How Long Does it Take?

(7/06/17)Marion Wasserman

Let us imagine a couple in agreement on pursuing the quickest possible Massachusetts divorce.

Larry Gaughan

Marriage, Dystopian Society--A Story about conflict prevention

(6/16/17)Larry Gaughan

This article envisions what it would take, a century in the future, to create a society without any marital strife.

Laurie Israel

How to Mediate a Prenuptial Agreement

(6/14/17)Laurie Israel

Marriages can be damaged by a destructive prenup or by a harsh prenup negotiation process.

Carl Schneider

Interview with Carl Schneider

(6/10/17)Carl Schneider

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Carl Schneider, a psychologist and divorce mediation pioneer, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Vicki Shemin

Save a Marriage through Mediation

(6/08/17)Vicki Shemin

This is the true story of a couple that considered divorce, but decided to stay together after drafting a postmarital agreement regarding the parenting of their young son.

Peter Salem

Interview with Peter Salem

(6/05/17)Peter Salem

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Peter Salem, Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), filmed as part of Mediate.com's'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Eileen Coen

Need Help Getting Your Spouse to the Negotiating Table?

(5/26/17)Eileen Coen

What happens when you want to use mediation for divorce, but your spouse doesn’t? It’s a fairly common situation but not a hopeless one — so don’t give up before trying some tried and true strategies to bring them onboard.

Hadassah Fidler

Nesting a New Co-Parenting Arrangement

(5/22/17)Hadassah Fidler

Divorce is a hard process and perhaps nobody knows this better than the children of divorced parents, who can find themselves caught up in a situation over which they have little control facing an uncertain future.

Marilyn McKnight

Interview with Marilyn McKnight

(3/29/17)Marilyn McKnight

Interview with Marilyn McKnight, former President of the AFM and ACR, filmed as part of our Views from the Eye of the Storm Series.

Gabriel Cheong, Esq.

Can You Use a Mediator in an Uncontested Divorce?

(3/28/17)Gabriel Cheong, Esq.

If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement in mediation, you still have the option of going to court.

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Interview with Joan Kelly

(3/27/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Joan Kelly, well-known clinical psychologist, researcher and founding Executive Director of the Northern California Mediation Center, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Family Mediation Research: Is There Empirical Support for the Field? (An Update)

(3/06/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

The divorce rate began its sharp increase in the early 1960's and more than doubled by the end of the 1970's. This was accompanied by dramatic changes in cultural traditions, societal expectations, and divorce and child custody laws.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Collaborative Parenting Can Mend the Divide

(3/06/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce

Ira Turkat

Harmful Effects of Child-Custody Evaluations on Children

(3/03/17)Ira Turkat

Child-custody evaluations have become commonplace in family-law disputes over living arrangements, parental decision-making, and time-sharing with offspring.

Wayne Plenert

A Transformative Parenting Mediation Model

(3/03/17)Wayne Plenert

The key to successful parenting mediation is using a model that works for the parents and provides a parenting model that starts with a truce, then works towards mid and long term parenting goals.

Nicole Garton

Conflict Analysis & Intervention Selection for Parenting Coordinators: Strategies for Success

(2/28/17)Nicole Garton

This article provides background information on parental conflict and its consequences for children. Three conflict analysis models are presented to assist parenting coordinators to diagnose parental conflict and select effective intervention strategies.

The Financially Smart Divorce Book Review

(2/17/17)John Fiske, J Anthony Licciardello

Divorce mediators can greatly benefit from reading and having readily on hand this new book by a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who understands that divorce should be a planning process.

Armand and Robbin DAlo

Is Divorce The Real Target?

(2/17/17)Armand and Robbin DAlo

When the fire of love feels dead or the threat of divorce is put on the table what is really happening?

Rachel Ryan

Happy Valentine’s Day Darling; Here’s a Prenup

(2/09/17)Rachel Ryan

The article addresses increased rates of divorce and important considerations for protecting one’s self and financial assets and the consequences of failing to do so.

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