Mary Aderibigbe

Mary Aderibigbe

Mary Aderibigbe is a lawyer and mediator handling family law issues. She applies dispute resolution processes and systems in her interventions to families, couples and individuals. She offers specialized services to enhance the skills in effective conflict management through the initiative, Family Support - GTN.

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Articles and Video:

The Importance of Preventive Law to the Growth of Mediation (02/10/15)
We are in the information era marked by influx of ideas, data flexibility and improved efficiency. This information age has to a large extent contributed to global decline in career and employment opportunities.

Insecurity in Nigeria : Focus on Social Protection (07/16/14)
The spate of insecurity has become alarming. There have been calls for stringency of laws to bring culprits to justice. Security operatives go after the perpetrators and turn over those apprehended to the courts -- yet the conditions that breed revolt are worsening. This spells real danger!

5 Steps for Resolving Conflict Within Your Marriage (05/07/14)
Couples can resolve their grievances themselves through discussion. No marriage relationship is devoid of conflict, but if these challenges are properly managed, the marriage is strengthened. Couples should therefore show commitment to their relationships by working together to resolve problems.

5 Steps for Strengthening Your Marriage (04/14/14)
You can make your marriage strong but you’ve got to acknowledge that disagreements are inevitable. Preventing conflict begins identifying what are common conflict points in your marriage. Preventing conflicts also means strengthening your marriage to withstand outside conflicts. This is a faith-based article discussing Biblical viewpoints for strengthening marriage.

From Mary Aderibigbe (10/14/13) has helped develop the field of mediation and ADR. I salute the foresight and the spirit of sustainability over the years. It must take a whole lot of determination to keep it going. It has provided for me an avenue to contribute to the field, to learn more and grow in the profession. It has touched the world with the gamut of knowledge on dispute resolution and has helped move the world forward in the art of peaceable living. I congratulate the Editor and the entire team at Congratulations!

Insecurity in Nigeria: Focus on the Family (11/30/12)
The society goes by the people in it. Strong, healthy families ensue when the needs of its members are met, making for the building of a strong and progressive society. The state of the family institution is a major index to the determination of the condition in the society. This article discusses how mediation can strengthen the basic family units.

Antidote for Divorce is to Nip it in the Bud (10/12/12)
This article demonstrates through a case that divorce could be averted if properly managed at the source. It started with an issue which could over time degenerate or escalate to a point that it threatens the relationship. It is evident that every disagreement has a potential of causing a breakup. The solution is to resolve challenges as they arise to keep a marriage strong.

Family Life-Line Through Wide-Base Support (08/23/10)
Family matters are not suited for resolution in the court because of its adversarial nature. It increases hostilities, bitterness and escalates conflicts hurting children. Mediation is beneficial in family matters. Mediation is private and aims at amicable settlement, but this is not yet fully embraced in Nigeria. Mediation can also be practised in collaboration with other services to reconcile and strengthen families.

Conflict Resolution Through Speaking The Truth In Love Not In War (08/01/10)
Divorce, separation, family violence, perennial disputes rocking many homes, ever so often stem from minor misunderstandings, which were inadvertently left to escalate due to neglect or improper management. Marital relationships are strengthened when differences are afforded early attention and amicable settlement. The contrary is the case when disagreements between couples are left unattended, or devoid of effective management.