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Harmful Effects of Child-Custody Evaluations on Children 03/03/2017
Ira Turkat
Child-custody evaluations have become commonplace in family-law disputes over living arrangements, parental decision-making, and time-sharing with offspring.
Children and ADR 01/05/2018
Shirli Kirschner
Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.
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.
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.
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.
Takeaways from a Child Protection Mediator Training 02/10/2017
Eric Slepak
Child protection cases involve a child who has been removed from their home following a substantiated claim of abuse or neglect.
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.
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.
Nesting a New Co-Parenting Arrangement 05/22/2017
Hadassah Fidler
Divorce is a hard process and perhaps nobody knows this better than the children of divorced parents, who can find themselves caught up in a situation over which they have little control facing an uncertain future.
A Transformative Parenting Mediation Model 03/03/2017
Wayne Plenert
The key to successful parenting mediation is using a model that works for the parents and provides a parenting model that starts with a truce, then works towards mid and long term parenting goals.
Collaborative Parenting Can Mend the Divide 03/06/2017
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce
Conflict Analysis & Intervention Selection for Parenting Coordinators: Strategies for Success 02/28/2017
Nicole Garton
This article provides background information on parental conflict and its consequences for children. Three conflict analysis models are presented to assist parenting coordinators to diagnose parental conflict and select effective intervention strategies.
Co-Parenting 07/19/2017
Michael Scott
There are many threatening and frightening things that happen to individuals whose relationship ends up in separation or divorce. A successful divorce is one in which the parents divorce each other but do not require the child to divorce one of the parents.
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.
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Video Search Results

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.
Family Mediation UK - Video 11/13/2013
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.
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.
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.
Hugh McIssac Hugh McIssac: Child Custody Mediation - Video 04/13/2009
Hugh McIssac
Hugh McIssac shares an example of a child custody mediation he had early on. He notes that the positive outcome that resulted would never have occurred if it had been a court's decision.
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.
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.
Lisa Parkinson Parkinson, Lisa: Differences Between US and UK in Family Law - Video 02/13/2009
Lisa Parkinson
Lisa Parkinson discusses how the legal systems treat family law and family mediation in different states in the US whereas the UK has one legal system and set of standards for both fields.
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.
Chip Rose Rose, Chip: Personal Background Creates Comfort with Conflict - Video 06/15/2009
Chip Rose
Chip Rose's parents had a lot of conflict in their relationship so he was very comfortable as a divorce litigator. His family life prepared him to deal with conflict.
Diane Neumann Neumann, Diane: Marketing Directly to Consumers - Video 05/14/2009
Diane Neumann
Diane Neumann speaks about the importance of marketing your mediation practice to your targeted audience.
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Custody News

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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
4/26:

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

 
2/06:

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

 
1/09:

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

 
1/03:

Grandmothers of Chicago’s Restorative Justice Movement

Restorative justice, a mediation technique that uses peace circles to help people resolve disputes, is practiced in Chicago schools and has become increasingly popular in youth organizations. This fall, it’s taken its first step into the criminal justice system with the opening of the Restorative Justice Community Court in North Lawndale. 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

 
10/04:

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

 
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

 
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