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Children and ADR 01/05/2018
Shirli Kirschner
Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.
Creating Effective Parenting Plans 01/22/2019
Leyla Balakhane
This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.
What is Child-Inclusive Mediation? 10/26/2018
Dakota Murphey
If you are a parent going through separation or divorce it is highly likely you are worried about the effect it will have on your children.
Addressing Your Child’s Repressed Anger 08/15/2018
Linette Garcia
If a parent wants to set their child up for success, they should strive to teach them how to handle their emotions in a healthy way.
Child Dependency Mediation Update 07/02/2018
Randy Drew
Mediator Randy Drew discusses the success of their multi-mediator approach.
The Intractability Barrier in Child Dependency 04/13/2018
Randy Drew
Stories of successfully breaking the intractability barrier in child dependency mediation: Conflict can be dealt with more successfully & less harmfully. (Say it with me.)
Ask the Judge - Do I need an Attorney's Help to Create a Parenting Plan? 02/02/2018
Sherrill Ellsworth
As long as you and your coParent are committed to working together to create a Parenting Plan that’s best for your children, there is no need for extra costs.
Children Find Peace in the Forest 08/15/2018
Michelle Brenner
Nature Deficit Disorder, a phrase coined by Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in The Woods, is used to describe the impact that urbanisation along with the technological era has had, in reducing the time children are having in nature, nearby nature.
Morality and Mediation: Can We Reunite the Children? 08/10/2018
William Scott Harralson, J.D.
In April 2018, the U.S. Justice Department implemented a new “zero-tolerance” policy for the detention and arrest of undocumented immigrants. This article discusses how mediation techniques can be used to handle such a difficult situation.
10 Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce 10/19/2018
Diane Kramer
Are you struggling with Co-Parenting after divorce? If you are, it is no surprise.
Co-Parenting Tips During a Divorce 08/31/2018
Mitch Cohen
By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.
Seven Ideas for a Better Divorce 01/25/2019
Hadassah Fidler
Innovate with ideas, try to think outside the box when it comes to solutions.
Does Your Pet Need a Divorce Lawyer? 01/22/2019
Lidia Staron
Just like with child custody, determining who will take care of the pets after a divorce can be a difficult topic.
Getting Hitched? 6 Tips for Pre-Marriage Relationships 01/22/2019
Adriane Beth
You’re getting married soon and you’re excited about it. But wait!
Why Divorce Mediation Makes Sense 01/22/2019
Thomas Nares
During my more than 30 years of practicing law, I have found that the great majority of divorcing couples are unaware of their options.
5 Prudent Ways to Talk to Kids About Your Divorce 01/11/2019
Jenna Adams
When children are involved in a divorce, you have to deal with not just your own emotions, but also theirs. Here are some tips for these conversations.
Self-Imposed Ground Rules: The Only Kind Worth Having 12/23/2018
Dan Simon
“You might be wrong. Your voice can be big. Genuinely listen.”
Making Holidays Magical for Kids After Divorce 12/14/2018
Vicki Shemin
When we think holidays, we think magical time of year for children.
NEW: Mediate.com - APFM Video Series 12/12/2018
Michael Aurit
Mediate.com and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) have worked together to produce 4 new online video courses Check out the trailers for all 4 of these new courses and then order at www.mediate.com/University. Note the special holiday pricing of only $199 for all 4 courses this month only!
Zealous Advocacy Can Kill 11/12/2018
Laura Tarcea
His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!
APFM: The Dream, Progress to Date, and New Goals 10/12/2018
Virginia Colin
In March 2012, eleven amazing people announced the creation of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. They had big dreams and grand expectations. Let’s look at how far we have come and where we may go.
5 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Family Mediation 08/31/2018
Laura Ward
The main difference with family mediation is that, opposed to going through lawyers, you are encouraged to speak directly to each other.
Prenuptial Agreements and the New Tax Law: Is There a Problem on the Horizon? 07/20/2018
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
The message for divorcing couples is clear. If your divorce agreement will include provision for the payment of alimony, deductible to the paying spouse and taxable, as income, to the recipient spouse, you need to have an executed divorce agreement by December 31, 2018.
Ask Yourself This Kind of Question When an Argument Rattles You 07/13/2018
Tammy Lenski
When a difficult conversation rattles you, using a centering question can help you get your balance back.
For Those Feeling Generous: A Gift for Clients, Friends - Book Review 07/13/2018
John Fiske
I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.
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High Conflict Child Custody: Mediation And Settlement 02/29/2016
In this video I discuss the dynamics and the psychology of settlement. This is one of the first challenges I faced in my child custody dispute and it really blindsided me.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Pioneer Series: Families Closer Post-Divorce - Video 07/04/2014
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly describes a research finding which concluded that families who mediated during the divorce had father's who were significantly more involved in their children's lives twelve years post-mediation.
North Carolina Courts Child Custody Mediation Q & A - Video 01/26/2012
North Carolina Courts
Court Q & A - Child Custody Mediation - What to do when parents enter a custody battle. Join District Court Judge Martin (Marty) McGee and Bryan Hurley as they discuss this process.
Aboriginal Child Protection Mediation - Video 02/16/2012
The Ministry of Children and Family Development British Columbia
An interview with an Aboriginal woman who talks about her experience with child protection mediation. She tells us how mediation helps both parents and child welfare workers who are unable to resolve a plan of care for a child, reach a decision together in a non-judgmental way.
Sandi Sherr Sandi Sherr Parenting Mediation - Video 05/18/2012
Sandi Sherr
A welcoming message from Sandi Sherr, parenting mediator at Main Line Family Law Center, a law firm specializing in integrated divorce mediation practices, along Philadelphia Main Line.
Family Mediation UK - Video 11/13/2013
Sandi Sherr
This video is produced by the Ministry of Justice in the UK . It highlights the benefits of using mediation for family cases.
James Coben Mediation Case Law Video: Enforcing Old Agreements 03/28/2013
James Coben
In Buckley v. Shealy, the appellate court decided to not to enforce a mediated divorce settlement, when the agreement is over a decade old and was never submitted to the court.
James Coben Mediation Case Law Video: Enforcing Oral Mediation Settlement Agreement 05/13/2013
James Coben
In the case Ledbetter v Ledbetter, the appellate court considered the issue of whether parties to a divorce mediation should be bound to a settlement orally dictated by the mediator and affirmed by parties and their counsel at mediation, which was later repudiated by one of the parties.
Gabriel Cheong, Esq. Family Basics and Divorce Mediation - Video 01/14/2013
Gabriel Cheong, Esq.
Divorce and Family Mediation Basics Video. This is a question and answer video that tries to answer all of the basic divorce questions.
Diana Mercer 5 Sources of Conflict - Video 08/06/2012
Diana Mercer
The 5 Sources of Conflict. This is an excerpt from a 25-hour basic family mediation training that is offered in the Los Angeles area by Diana Mercer.
Tennessee Mediation Four Phases of the Mediation Process - Video 01/26/2012
Tennessee Mediation
This video describes the four phases of the mediation process. This is an informative role-play produced by Jean Munroe and TennesseeMediation.com. The topic of the mediation is divorce and child custody.
Relationships Scotland Family Mediation in Action - Video 01/26/2012
Relationships Scotland
A film showing parents who are having difficulties attending three mediation sessions. They discuss and agree a positive way forward for them as a family.
Diana Mercer Peace Talks: What is Divorce Mediation - Video 01/25/2012
Diana Mercer
Diana Mercer, Esq. presents an informative and knowledgable description of mediating a divorce. She explains that clients can decide how much if at all to involve a lawyer.
Fairway Divorce Solutions Divorce Toronto: What You Need to Know about Getting a Divorce - Video 01/25/2012
Fairway Divorce Solutions
Divorce Toronto: What You Need to Know About Getting a Divorce Fairway Divorce Solutions, a Toronto-based ADR firm, helps couples to get divorced faster and cheaper than other options.
Leo Hura Mediation in Disability Cases - Video 10/08/2012
Leo Hura
This video by Leo Hura shows a parent with a disabled child. She finds herself in a dispute with her school, but through the mediation process she reaches agreement with school regarding her disabled child in a culinary program.
Community Mediation Center of Kansas City Kansas City Center - Video 02/16/2012
Community Mediation Center of Kansas City
Video explaining the community mediation center set-up. Highlighting the center in Kansas City, this video shows multiple people coming to the center to resolve a variety of disputes.
Lincoln Middle School Lincoln Peer Mediation - Video 01/25/2012
Lincoln Middle School
Tobi Inlender and students discuss the Peer Mediation Program in Santa Monica. This is the original peer mediation program in Los Angeles, and is run by the Dispute Resolution program and Lincoln Middle School.
Andrew Schepard Andrew Schepard: Aborigine Model Processes for Handling Child Neglect/Abuse - Video 03/16/2010
Andrew Schepard
Andrew Schepard describes how Aboriginal tribes have an optimal process of dealing with child neglect and/or abuse. If abuse is reported, a family group conference may be called; they have the choice of opting out of the coercive court system, which he sees as a model approach.
Terry Wheeler Wheeler, Terry: Training Children in Negotiation Skills - Video 02/07/2010
Terry Wheeler
Terry Wheeler discusses research that shows mediation training for children can be effective, though a trainer must impart a comprehensive training, not just the first stages.
Linda Singer Singer, Linda: Interpersonal Mediation Builds Skills - Video 05/04/2010
Linda Singer
Linda Singer describes how her interpersonal mediation experience in the past has helped her to mediate in multi-party, complex cases currently. The rapport-development skills she learned in interpersonal mediation carry over to multi-party disputes.
Clarence Cramer Clarence Cramer: Safeguards for Mediating Domestic Violence Issues - Video 04/17/2010
Clarence Cramer
Clarence Cramer talks about the basic safeguards for clients in a domestic violence dispute, emphasizing protection.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Describing the book "Surviving the Break-Up" - Video 07/04/2010
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly talks about the central themes of her book, "Surviving the Break-Up". These include: impacts on children of different ages, impacts on the parents, reactions to the visiting relationship post-divorce, developmental impacts and behaviors over time.
Chip Rose Chip Rose: Mediation and Collaborative Law - Video 05/29/2010
Chip Rose
Chip Rose notes that the field of collaborative law is in its adolescence and there is tension between the collaborative law people who think they are creating something new when in reality mediators have been helping divorcing couples for decades. The history and experience in the mediation field is not always fully appreciated and valued.
Andrew Schepard Andrew Schepard: Challenges Within Family Mediation - Video 05/07/2010
Andrew Schepard
Andrew Schepard discusses challenges within family mediation: domestic violence, cultural differences and parties' expectations of the mediator, and a need to pre-screen violent parents.
Constance Ahrons Constance Ahrons: Cultural Changes Influence Family Models - Video 04/10/2010
Constance Ahrons
Constance Ahrons discusses how divorce does not mean automatic crises and disaster for a family and with cultural changes, family models are ever-changing. As long as the child has support, care, love, and stability in its relationships, they will be okay.
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Custody News

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14 ways to make your divorce as painless as possible, according to a therapist

Between 40 and 50% of married partners in the United States end up divorcing. Though there's no easy way to end a marriage, there are some things that can help make splitting up less terrible. read

 
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Matrimonial mediation pilot program starts in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is now one of three locations in the state that will begin a presumptive matrimonial mediation pilot program in which couples seeking to get a divorce will go through a mediation session before going to court. read

 
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Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?

For some people, their pet is almost like their child. ‘In most cases, the court will look into what is in the best interest of the pet, and will get in an expert to say who is in the best position to look after it. read

 
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Working with both spouses to mediate a divorce proceeding

Tracy Kendel explains how mediation can be used in divorce proceedings to ensure parents can co-parent their children. read

 
12/26:

Should couple try mediation?

Mediation is always worth trying, provided there is no real power imbalance in the relationship. Not only does the process save money, it helps bring the two of you to the table to talk about difficult things and find a joint solution you can both live with. read

 
11/30:

The Impact of Recent Changes in Family Law in Australia for Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners

Major changes to family law were announced this year, all of which are likely to impact how family law practitioners work with clients, the court system and opposing counsel. read

 
11/20:

Audrina Patridge Agrees to Mediation amid Messy Divorce

Audrina Patridge and her estranged husband Corey Bohan will participate in mediation as they draw closer to finalizing their divorce. read

 
11/19:

Get Help At Mediate.com 24/7

Should things get difficult this Thanksgiving, check out Mediate.com for great communication suggestions and to find a family mediator. Now in business for 23 years, Mediate.com offers America's and the world's most used directory of mediators.  read

 
11/19:

Contact with your children over Christmas while separating?

Many divorcing couples are keen to get Christmas over and done with, especially parents who find it difficult to agree on child contact arrangements over the festive period. read

 
10/30:

For Life's Family Disputes, Mediation Could Help

Family mediation can possibly help your family overcome a conflict. What mediation does differently is attempt to solve disagreements in two or three sessions, which can be cost effective -- if the situation fits. read

 
9/12:

Why mediation trumps suits in settling marriage disputes

There is a rising rate of divorce in Kenya and globally, as couples rush for annulment before exploring other options available to them. There are some marital issues that can be solved without getting into a hostile and dramatic court process. read

 
9/12:

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale in Mediation Over Custody Agreement

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are in mediation over their current custody agreement, two years after reaching a divorce settlement. read

 
8/01:

When Matrimonial Attorneys Become Divorce Mediators

Many matrimonial attorneys will take on divorce mediation cases and agree to act in the capacity of divorce mediator. Sometimes, the attorneys are trained and experienced in divorce mediation, whereas other times they are not. The results will vary based on the mediator’s understanding of how divorce mediation should be conducted. read

 
7/10:

Muslim Personal Law Board To Expand Sharia Courts All Over India To Mediate On Family Disputes

All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), India’s highest decision-making body on Muslim affairs has planned to open Darul-Qaza or Sharia courts in all the districts of the country. He further added that the board is also of the view that the increased number of these Sharia courts will encourage people to approach them for disputes arising out of family and property matters. read

 
7/10:

The plan you never want to make: How to prepare for a divorce

You might ask, “Who would ever plan for a divorce?” While no one plans to divorce, the fact is that the divorce rate in the United States is about 50%, which translates to about 2 million divorces annually. Here are the top 10 things to consider before filing for divorce. read

 
6/13:

7 Times Mediation Won't Work For A Broken Relationship (And You Should Just Get Divorced)

In some situations, mediation just may not be worth it.  Here are seven situations where mediation may not be the best choice. read

 
5/22:

Mediators’ Institute hits out at ‘misleading’ media coverage of mediation

The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) has criticised “misleading” media coverage of mediation in reporting on the Vicky Phelan case. read

 
5/01:

Man accused of kicking child at playground seeks mediation

A man who allegedly kicked a boy at the playground of a mall in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, is seeking mediation by the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) to clarify the incident. read

 
5/01:

Brooklyn will be home to matrimonial mediation pilot program

Hon. Jeffrey Sunshine, the supervising judge of the Kings County Matrimonial Court would like to see more matrimonial cases solved out of court in mediation so he, in his role in the chief administrative judge’s Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee, has developed a pilot program for Brooklyn designed to funnel people into mediation. read

 
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Divorce should be done online in 'one stop shop', says President of Supreme Court

Couples should be able to divorce online in a "one stop shop", the President of the Supreme Court has said as she argues that blame should be take out of the process as it is "unjust" and "discriminatory". read

 
3/07:

Women's shelter expands services to include mediation

SINGAPORE - A new parent organisation that oversees the Casa Raudha Women Home for abused wives will roll out a series of activities, including mediation, to nip domestic violence in the bud. read

 
3/07:

Four Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce

It can probably go without saying that divorce can be a contentious process with strong emotions on all sides. When things heat up, it’s tempting to accept that a divorce can and should be all-out warfare in a courtroom, but is that really the best course of action for all involved? read

 
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How Mediation Lessens Divorce Stress On Children

Divorce mediation can lessen the stress of divorce on both children and parents. read

 
2/06:

Loss of alimony tax break in GOP bill may add to the financial pain of divorce

Lawyers and other divorce experts are scrambling to understand the changes, and react to them. They're worried about everything from messier breakups to fewer women contributing to their retirement. read

 
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Divorce mediator explains the benefits of mediation instead of litigation

Family and divorce mediator Melissa Dolphin-Rowland explains the benefits of mediation instead of litigation. read

 
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