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Adult Kids of Divorcees Should Be Spared from the Drama 05/17/2018
Tracee McCole
Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.
4 Game-Changing Tips to Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice 02/15/2018
Michael Aurit
Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.
Hiring a Divorce Attorney? Buyer Beware 01/19/2018
Mark Baer
John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”
Divorce Mediation: A Prototype for Positive Co-Parenting 11/17/2017
Oliver Ross
This article provides an approach to positive co-parenting while enduring a divorce. This involves constructive communication, renovating hostile environments, and having the mediator pose as a role model for a positive co-parenting experience.
What ADR Professionals Can Learn from Litigating Divorce Lawyers 10/13/2017
Larry Gaughan
Well over 90% of all divorce cases are resolved by agreements, but there are two divergent methods for negotiating those agreements.
Using ADR Ideas to Negotiate Divorce Agreements 09/01/2017
Larry Gaughan
In negotiating a divorce agreement, it’s important to understand how the spouses negotiated with each other during their marriage.
Bargaining in the Light of the Law: The Case of Divorce 07/28/2017
John Fiske
By now, in 2017, divorce law has become clear and often even predictable.
Massachusetts Divorce: How Long Does it Take? 07/06/2017
Marion Wasserman
Let us imagine a couple in agreement on pursuing the quickest possible Massachusetts divorce.
Divorce Lawyers: 5 Little Known Things You Need To Know 07/06/2017
Vicki Shemin
There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.
It Takes A Solomon: Tearing Children Apart in Divorce 06/16/2017
Jacqueline Burnett-Brown
When a couple with children decide that it is time to divorce it is important for them to remember they are not divorcing their children, nor are they divorcing their shared role as parent.
It Takes A Solomon: Tearing Children Apart in Divorce 06/02/2017
Jacqueline Burnett-Brown
When a couple with children decide that it is time to divorce it is important for them to remember they are not divorcing their children, nor are they divorcing their shared role as parent.
Divorce Lawyers: 5 Little Known Things You Need To Know 04/03/2017
Vicki Shemin
There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.
Can You Use a Mediator in an Uncontested Divorce? 03/28/2017
Gabriel Cheong, Esq.
If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement in mediation, you still have the option of going to court.
Divorce Mediation In New Jersey 03/03/2017
Carrie Schultz
This article is about the divorce mediation process, including specific recommendations for New Jersey.
The Financially Smart Divorce Book Review 02/17/2017
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.
Is Divorce The Real Target? 02/17/2017
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?
Divorce Mediation In Ohio 01/13/2017
Eric Laubacher
This article discusses options for reaching equitable solutions before divorce.
Children, Divorce, and Dating 08/01/2017
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.
Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask 05/01/2018
Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.
Five Huge Benefits of Choosing Mediation 05/11/2018
Emily Andrews
Let’s face it, divorce is messy and painful and can be very expensive.
Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls” 05/03/2018
Laurie Israel
Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”
Listen to Your Heart, Not Your Friends & Family 04/27/2018
Judith Weigle
The divorce settlement will always reflect the tone of the marriage when done out of court in a mediation or through opposing attorneys as the voice of the parties, even more than the law.
Why Are You And Your Sibling Fighting Over Your Parent's House? 04/12/2018
Kamela Laird
In this model, the lawyer-mental health professional duo creates a safe container for you and your sibling to communicate authentically about what really matters to you.
Why Ego Management is Key to Effective Mediation 03/16/2018
Bruce Edwards
In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers
Working with Challenging Family Situations: A Mediator's Perspective 03/16/2018
Mark Baer
If you were asked to stop doing any of these simple tasks, what feelings and emotions might you experience?
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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.
James Coben Mediation Case Law Video: Divorce Agreement Complications 04/25/2013
James Coben
In Guthrie v. Guthrie, the validity of a divorce agreement was called into question due to one party's state of mind at the signing. A complicating issue was husband's death during the proceedings.
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.
Jim Melamed Resolving Pressing Issues in Divorce Mediation (video) 02/06/2013
Jim Melamed
This video on resolving pressing issues at the beginning a divorce mediation is from Jim Melamed's 15-hour "Mediating Divorce Agreement" course available at Mediate.com University.
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.
Family Mediation UK - Video 11/13/2013
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
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.
Chip Rose The Perfect Mediation (humor video) 02/27/2013
Chip Rose
The Perfect Mediation is a 4 minute video showing how easy mediation can sometimes be. Be sure to to check out all of our continuing education offerings at Mediate.com University.
Jay Folberg Pioneer Series: Field Combined Law and Social Work - Video 06/05/2014
Jay Folberg
Jay Folberg describes early on in the field when he, as a lawyer, collaborated with psychologists and social workers and they learned from each other.
Constance Ahrons Pioneer Series: Old Dissolution Model Was Damaging - Video 06/29/2014
Constance Ahrons
Constance Ahrons discusses the pre-joint-cutody model for the relationship between Ex-spouses. The cultural norm was to have no relationship, because that meant that the ex-spouses where hanging on.
Dr. Ellie Izzo Collaborative Divorce Explained - Video 06/26/2012
Dr. Ellie Izzo
Dr. Ellie Izzo, an expert in the field, explains the details and benefits to a Collaborative Divorce. She discusses how Tiger Woods decides to put his children first in an amicable divorce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professional Mediation Associates About Mediation Introduction - Video 02/16/2012
Professional Mediation Associates
This professional video introduces potential clients to the mediation process. It shows the voluntary and confidential nature of the dispute resolution process.
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.
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.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Divorce Research Inspires Start in Mediation - Video 04/02/2010
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly describes that her research on divorce and the effects it had on families made her want to become a mediator.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Conflict-Free Environment for Children During Divorce - Video 10/02/2009
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly describes how mediation can be a protective factor for children in the divorce process. If parents can engage in and deal with conflict without involving their children, the children will be better off.
Constance Ahrons Constance Ahrons: Personal Experience with Divorce - Video 09/13/2009
Constance Ahrons
Constance Ahrons describes her own divorce and how it would not have been so difficult if it had not been for lawyers becoming involved and escalating it. 
Lisa Parkinson Lisa Parkinson: Divorce Cases that Perhaps Should Not Be Mediated - Video 02/08/2010
Lisa Parkinson
Lisa Parkinson gives three contexts in which divorcing couples should not mediate.
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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

 
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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

 
2/27:

How Mediation Lessens Divorce Stress On Children

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

 
2/13:

Never too early, too late, to mediate

Too often people in conflict believe their conflict has to reach epic proportions before seeking a dispute resolution process such as mediation, or they believe a situation may be too far gone to resolve. However, mediation can be very helpful at any stage of a conflict. 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

 
1/30:

Forensic Mediation in a Matrimonial Matter

Two experts suggest a new process: "forensic mediation," where the forensic accountant works in stages and involves the mediator, attorneys and parties at each step. read

 
1/09:

India: Family Court mediation centre settles over 2000 cases in 6 years

The Nagpur Family Court's Mediation Centre has settled about 2,037 cases in last six and half years, as per latest figures released by its coordinator Subhash Kafre. The centre started from June 13, 2011, has settled about 44.75% cases out of total 4,551 referred to it in this period. read

 
1/09:

Divorce Day: Will mediation stop you adding to the growing statistic of January splits?

If you are married and just made it through the festive period then you might want to keep a low profile tonight. Today is known as 'Divorce Day' with the first proper working day back at work prompts couples to start making inquiries about leaving their partner. read

 
1/09:

Court to pursue mediation in Ahok-Veronica divorce

The North Jakarta District Court is to pursue a course of mediation in the divorce proceedings of former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and his wife, Veronica Tan, the court's spokesperson said on Tuesday. read

 
12/12:

Mediation service that separates warring couples experiences record demand

A mediation service that resolves family law disputes without going to court or requiring separated partners to see each other is experiencing record demand in South Australia. read

 
10/31:

Cutting Legal Aid To Families Has Had The Entirely Opposite Effect To The One The Government Intended

The Ministry of Justice took funding away from divorce law so more couples would seek mediation – but they are choosing to go to court with no lawyer instead. read

 
10/17:

Open Bar: Mediation discards the troubled past in favor of a brighter future

It is no secret that I believe the process of mediation to be far superior to that of litigation. read

 
10/04:

Is Mediation a Good Idea for Your Divorce?

Divorces can be brutal. Even if you and your spouse are trying to end things reasonably, you may still need to go through months of lengthy courtroom procedures, and face rapidly escalating legal fees. There is, however, an alternative. If you and your spouse are amicable to one another, you could pursue mediation—but is it really a good idea? read

 
10/04:

Study: Mediation favored; style fitting litigants' status may be better

A novel Indiana study finds judges, lawyers and mediators broadly agree that mediation is likelier than trial proceedings to provide fair and satisfactory results for couples in family law cases. Researchers also suggest that mediators may be able to further improve outcomes by tailoring their styles to fit litigants’ circumstances. read

 
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Empirical Research on Mediation Techniques Can Be Useful in Vetting Attorneys and Mediators

People often complain that they don’t know how to properly vet attorneys. One very effective way is assessing their views on mediation, when they use it, and the mediators they tend to use. read

 
9/06:

Serena Williams' stepmother to settle eviction drama at mediation

Lakeisha Williams is ready to wrap up her divorce from estranged husband Richard Williams, father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. read

 
8/22:

Legal mediator, police arranged safe return of Jupiter boy

Jupiter police said 4-year-old Dominic Caprio was returned within 24 hours after going missing after a “private legal counsel mediator” arranged the boy’s safe return. read

 
8/16:

Legal 101: what does a mediator do?

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Circuit Courts are looking at mediation to help husbands and wives going through a divorce make their own division of property outside of the court system. read

 
8/11:

8 Signs You Should Skip Mediation and Head Straight for the Divorce Lawyer

Not every couple is a good candidate for mediation. Here are the eight signs that mediation might not be right for you. read

 
8/08:

Mediate.com Featured on DatingAdvice.com

Mediate.com Helps Divorcing Couples Resolve and Learn From Conflicts With 15K+ Articles and a Vast Network of Professionals. read

 
7/26:

Millennial Mediator: 37-Year-Old Financial Advisor Leads Couples Through Tough Divorce Choices

“We’re really working with a client during an emotional period, making sure that we understand them and are sensitive to them, but also really helping empower them to make financial decisions that are beneficial to them and not just emotional,” read

 
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