Rebuilding communication after separation
Once parents have moved beyond the realms of court proceedings, it is important to consider how they can develop healthy channels of communication for the benefit of the child(ren) involved and to support healthy coparenting.
Divorce cases scar children, prompt calls for mediation
Witnessing parental fights over upkeep, custody and access traumatizes children.
The Key to a Happier Divorce
This is an ode to private mediation, particularly its positive impact on children.
Russia’s Children Ombudsman urges mandatory pretrial mediation in family disputes
MOSCOW, November 23 (RAPSI) – Introduction of the procedure of mandatory pretrial mediation in civil cases relating to family law and development of territorial conciliation services are to facilitate readiness of citizens to negotiate and save families from disintegration, Russia’s Children Rights Commissioner Anna Kuznetsova believes.
News India: I want to get divorced but my spouse does not want to? What can I do?
The truth this is that you don’t need your spouse’s permission to get a divorce. You have every right to hire an attorney and file a summons and complaint in court. Or you can even do the paperwork yourself, even though it is not recommended.
Juvenile mediation: It’s not just for kids
Juvenile mediation was introduced to Louisiana in 1997, meant to be used principally in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes due to the high influx of children in need of care and the beginning of young delinquency cases that seemed would eventually overwhelm those court system.
COVID-19 increasing complexity in family law mediation
Pandemic has given clients a sense of urgency, says Nathalie Boutet, family lawyer and mediator
What if mediation does not work?
What do parties do when they cannot reach an agreement in a divorce or family law matter? The reality is that there are numerous possibilities.
How To Get a Divorce Without Going Broke
Expert tips for breaking off a marriage without breaking the bank.
Why mediation can be your best option in a divorce
When it comes to untying two lives after years of marriage, and especially when children are involved in the process, oftentimes mediation can be your best option in a divorce.
Time Is On Your Side In the Mediation Process
The longer a mediation lasts the greater the likelihood that it will be successful. This conclusion is anecdotal, but based upon long experience.
5 Signs Mediation Won’t Work for Your Divorce, According to a Mediation Expert
Divorce is a not-so-fun choose-your-own-adventure—hire a mediator? Go straight to a divorce lawyer? The circumstances of your split matter a lot, says Dr. Jann Blackstone, co-author of Co-Parenting Through Separation and Divorce: Putting Your Children First and a former child custody mediator for the California Superior Court.
Difference Between Mediation & Conciliation
Conciliation shares some features of mediation in that it is a more informal, more affordable, and more efficient process than going to court.
Legal News You Can Use: Does Mediation Make Sense for Your Divorce?
No matter what your feelings are toward each other, you may both be clear communicators and able to work together. If you have children, you may want to avoid a contentious process to protect them, too. In these cases, mediation may be your solution.
With the family courts closed, mediation may be the only option
Delphine Eskenazi explains how the Paris Bar is deploying mediators to resolve parental access disputes during Covid-19
Mediation in Family Law Cases During COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, ADR (most often mediation) is the only immediate option available for many, and that mediation now generally must take place online.
Family and Dispute Resolution in Pandemic Times
In their Mediation column, Abby Tolchinsky and Ellie Wertheim write: Mediation is a tool that lends itself to these critical pandemic times—for families previously living with great levels of tension and conflict, the chance to have a facilitated conversation and ease the pressure can help spare them added anxiety and even resolve or preclude anger.
State Supreme Court announces expedited parenting time mediation program in response to COVID-19 pandemic
A North Dakota Supreme Court order establishing an Expedited Parenting Time Mediation Program comes as Grand Forks' local court braces for an influx of cases involving parenting disputes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Does Your Family Need a Mediator?
Sure, a legal or tax issue could be putting the brakes on your succession plan, but more often it’s a communication roadblock. Maybe your spouse or sibling refuses to even talk about the hard decision you’re facing, or a father and son are in a decision standoff.
How to navigate coparenting during the coronavirus crisis
PHOENIX (Good Morning Arizona) -- With the entire country now practicing social distancing, it's creating an unusual and sometimes difficult situation for parents who share joint custody of their kids.
Pandemic compounds challenges facing divorced and separating couples — mediator
Asnat Hacohen highlights issues ranging from the impact of job losses on alimony payments to worries about protecting children in the homes of ex-spouses who have new partners
Choose mediation over litigation in divorce
Mitigating harm to children is one of the primary reasons Michelle Dommisse, director of Michelle Dommisse & Associates, chooses mediation over litigation in divorces.
Seeking Divorce Mediation is a valid option for Divorcing Couple
Lawyer Nicholas Hicks recommends seeking divorce mediation for divorcing couples especially those couples who are on good terms and would like to avoid litigation.
Getting a divorce? Consider mediation or ‘collaborative divorce’
The start of the year is a popular time for couples to meet with lawyers as they contemplate divorce. Rather than opt for costly and drawn-out litigation, many are turning to alternatives such as mediation or what’s known as collaborative divorce.
UK: Separating couples: what is mediation and why try it first?
What is a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting and why should it be your first port of call when you separate?
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