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Mediating Custody in Highly Contested Divorce Cases 06/27/2019
Alfred Ramos
Child custody is often the most contentious aspect of divorce proceedings.
5 Tips for Coping With Divorce And Child Custody With a High-Conflict Ex 04/08/2019
Ann Cerney
‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.
Benefits of Mediation Program for Recently Evicted Families with Children 08/09/2019
Wean Khing Wong
This mediator proposes a upcoming homeless mediation program, the difficulties of working with the homeless population, and the skills a mediator can bring.
Children First in Your Divorce 06/14/2019
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
How to mediate in the best interests of the children.
New Zealand Family Justice Puts Children First 04/12/2019
Keri Morris
The people of New Zealand can be confident that children and families are at the front of the minds of an independent panel on family justice based on the panel's first report released last month.
Children and ADR 01/05/2018
Shirli Kirschner
Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.
Mediation in Child Protection Cases 02/22/2019
Leonard Edwards
This article illustrates the use of mediation in child protection (juvenile dependency) cases, a practice that has increased substantially in America’s juvenile courts over the past five years.
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.
How to Explain Divorce to Your Children 06/06/2019
Leyla Balakhane
When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.
Children and Teenagers: When their right to be heard challenges us as conflict resolvers 06/06/2019
Maria Paola Felibert, Maria Eugenia Sole
One of the biggest challenges for us as conflict resolvers is to help parents recognize their children’s vital role not only in the family system, but also in society.
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.
Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 2 09/20/2019
Laura Tarcea
This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.
Divorce Done Differently! 09/06/2019
Denise French
As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving.
Moving Parents – and a Moving Conversation 08/30/2019
Dan Simon
Empowerment and recognition shifts can happen between people whose interaction has fluctuated for years.
Mediating with Families, 4th Edition - Book Review 08/23/2019
Zena Zumeta
Mediating with Families is an excellent resource both for practitioners and teachers/trainers of family mediation. It includes a broad discussion of family mediation, with techniques, case examples, resources and theory. It is an excellent addition to the field.
5 Mediation Strategies for a Successful Divorce Agreement 08/09/2019
Leah Hadley
There are many benefits to choosing mediation for your divorce, but it’s also important to understand and prepare for the challenges.
3 Things To Try If You Think Your Spouse Is Contemplating Divorce 07/30/2019
Ann Cerney
How are we supposed to know, 100%, that our marriage, or significant relationship, is secure?
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Donald T. Saposnek New Interview with Don Saposnek - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society 06/07/2019
Donald T. Saposnek
This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
Peter Salem New Interview with Peter Salem - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society 03/07/2019
Peter Salem
This is a new interview of Peter Salem, long-time Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
Susan Yates Interview with Susan Yates: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society 06/19/2019
Susan Yates
Managing A Force of Nature: ODR and Dispute Resolution Systems Design Standards and Practice: An interview with Susan Yates by Robert Benjamin.
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 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.
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Custody News


Adele's Husband Agrees To Joint Custody and Private Mediation

Adele's estranged husband, Simon Konecki has just filed a response in the couple's divorce, and it seems the split will be very amicable. read


New online tool for parenting plans avoids cost, conflict: B.C. legal services society

Putting together a parenting plan in B.C. has gotten a bit easier. The provincial Legal Services Society's (LSS) MyLawBC Family Resolution Centre is now allowing parents to craft their plan online. read


Undocumented immigrant detained outside mediation in South Austin

An Austin attorney is speaking out after her client was taken into custody by immigration officials following mediation. Valencia, 34, was in mediation because he and his ex-wife are in a custody battle over their 3-year-old daughter.  read


The Rising Popularity of Divorce Mediation

As more and more people discover that they have a choice when it comes to how to file for divorce, the demand for divorce mediation services is beginning to grow in some states. read


Dos and Don’ts of Mediation in Family Law Cases

More and more jurisdictions are requiring parties to attend mediation at least once, and sometimes twice, before walking into court for trial. read


How Is This Divorce Different From All Other Divorces?

Exploring four paradigms of collaborative (and mediated) divorces. read


Justice Minister to speak in Ottawa on Divorce Act

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable David Lametti PC MP, is addressing Family Law professionals regarding about Bill C-78, an Act to amend the Divorce Act at the joint conference of the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation (OCLF) and the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM). read


Biggest Divorce Mediation Benefits

In this post, we focus on divorce mediation in Orlando and its benefits. read


Mediation results in improved, more timely outcomes in child protection cases

New report says participants in child protection mediation ‘Very Satisfied’ read


Mediation services can help with spring cleanup of relationships

Too often, we ignore or neglect the cleanup needed after the interpersonal storms which occur over time in our relationships with significant others, close and extended family members, neighbors, friends and co-workers which leave behind hurt feelings, strained, and tense encounters and destruction, potentially marring our lives. read


How mediation can help household division

Divorce can be difficult for the entire family. Mediator and author BJ Mann of BJ Mediation Services joined Alexis Arnold on Good Day Rochester to talk about different ways families can cope with their divorce. read


Mediation: Don't Sign Anything Without Your Attorney

If the parties come to an understanding in mediation, the mediator will usually draft a document known as a “Memorandum of Understanding” or otherwise called a “MOU.” While a MOU lacks the detail and specificity of a full-blown, formal settlement agreement, it is recognized as a binding agreement if and only if it is signed by the parties. read


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Get Help At 24/7

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


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


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


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


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


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

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