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Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries 01/17/2022
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
A surprising outcome that is noteworthy for Divorcing (or Divorced) Couples seeking to use Life Insurance Proceeds to assist their exes and or children.
Ending a Marriage? Don't Get Divorced from Financial Reality in the Process 01/17/2022
Denise French
Sound financial planning may be the last thing on your mind when divorcing but it may never be more valuable.
Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce? 01/07/2022
Roseann Vanella
At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates. This has played out a bit differently than expected.
Exploring Agreement - Readiness for Divorce Mediation 01/07/2022
Georgia Daniels
This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate your divorce.
How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session 12/17/2021
Greg Enos
The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown series of court cases surrounding this experience?
How to Get Through The Holiday Season if You Are Getting Divorced? 12/16/2021
Roseann Vanella
When you are getting divorced or separated, a torrent of mixed emotions, such as anger, relief, and worry are likely to overwhelm you.
4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Divorce Mediation Process 12/06/2021
Roseann Vanella
Divorce mediation has great advantages over the aggressive and unpredictable process of divorce litigation.
Why is Gray Divorce Becoming Increasingly Common? 11/22/2021
Roseann Vanella
A “gray divorce” occurs when a senior couple ends their marriage after years or decades of togetherness.
What Makes Someone Ask for a Divorce 11/07/2021
Natalie Maximets
“What makes someone leave one partner for another? Or what forces someone to ask about divorce?” These are the most common questions asked on different divorce blogs and forums.
Social Security Benefits and Divorce 11/05/2021
Mary Salisbury
Social Security benefit rules are complex and confusing, and even more so when you get a divorce.
Divorce Done Differently! 09/27/2021
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. Mediation may not even be an option in your mind, but it should be.
Preparing and Paying for QDROs in Divorce 09/17/2021
Mary Salisbury
The responsibilities of a plan administrator include reviewing QDROs or DROs and then distributing the funds to the non-plan participant spouse once they have approved the order--which become difficult in a separation.
The Five Divorces 08/09/2021
Joy Rosenthal
Lonnie and Chris got married right out of college.¹ They had a lot of ups and downs, and over time, they grew apart. After 20 years, they decided to divorce.
The Long Term Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children 07/30/2021
Natalie Maximets
Growing up is complicated enough on its own. Having parents' divorce can make it even harder. To avoid the psychological effects of divorce on children, parents should go through the process gracefully.
Now More than Ever, Creativity is Needed in Divorces 07/18/2021
Roseann Vanella
We live in an uncertain world where things can change radically at the drop of a hat. We experienced this last year in a huge way with the Covid-19 outbreak.
Retaining Your Assets in Divorce 07/02/2021
Denise French
After years of working with those going through divorce, we have found individuals with two factors really thrive during divorce.
Co-Parenting Online Course – How to Not Put Your Kids in the Middle of Your Divorce 06/18/2021
Jen Schimbeno
The ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) ACE’s study, is one of the largest studies about traumatic events in the lives of children ages 0-17. This study identifies three types of risk factors for trauma in children: abuse, neglect and household dysfunction.
The Problem With the Label "High Conflict Divorce" 05/28/2021
Carrie Gour
It’s generally true in conflict that “it takes two to tango.” In the world of divorce, the fundamental problem with being labelled “high conflict” is how rarely both parties are dancing together.
Cryptocurrency and Divorce 05/07/2021
Denise French
Naturally, as a Divorce Financial Advisor, I began thinking how these types of crypto assets were going to impact divorce settlements.
Divorce and Property Division: Am I Entitled to More Because my Spouse Ruined Our Marriage? 04/23/2021
Roseann Vanella
There are a lot of reasons why couples decide to get divorced. Financial troubles, lack of communication, continual arguing, unrealistic expectations, lack of intimacy, infidelity, and abuse are among the more common reasons why couples split up.
5 Smart Financial Tips to Plan a Divorce 04/16/2021
Denise French
It can be easy to get so wrapped up in the details of the present you forget about what is next. Do not make that mistake!
Using Text Messages and Emails in Mediation, Family, or Divorce Court 04/09/2021
Carrie Gour
A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.
The 2020 Tax Conundrum: Questions Facing Couples Whose Divorce is Pending 04/09/2021
Dr. Lynne C. Halem
2020 has been a year of too many upsets, too many uncertainties, and too many confusions.
Helping Kids Adjust to Life When Parents Go Through Divorce 03/25/2021
Marian Grande
If you are going through a divorce, one of the most significant concerns you may have is the effect it has on your children. 
How Mediation Can Make Divorce Easier on Your Family 03/25/2021
Katie Tejada
Getting divorced can take just as big of a toll on the kids as it does the adults involved. Fortunately, divorcing parents can help to mitigate the negative impacts of divorce on the entire family in a few key ways, namely with mediation. Learn how mediation can work for your family here.
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Jeremy Pollack Bring More Peace Into Your Life with Jeremy Pollack – Tip 22: Manage Your Emotions 08/09/2021
Jeremy Pollack
This is an extremely important topic to consider when thinking about how to effectively engage in conflict resolution, especially when dealing with escalated situations. When considering how to engage in emotional self-regulation, it is crucial to first recognize our triggers. Asking ourselves, “What kinds of situations tend to trigger me?” is one way of doing this.
Forrest (Woody) Mosten Brian Galbraith Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation 05/18/2021
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Brian Galbraith
What can mediators learn from the online experience of other collaborative dispute resolution professionals? How do we best integrate online mediation with conflict & life coaching, collaborative practice and limited scope representation?
Roseann Vanella Divorce & Managing Anxiety during COVID-19 - Video 05/18/2020
Roseann Vanella
We decided to bring experts together who can provide some tips on how to deal with the stress of not only COVID-19 but the stress of going through a divorce or separation during these unprecedented times.
Jim Melamed Resolving Pressing Issues in Divorce Mediation (video) 04/03/2020
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.
Sarah Ater Managing Conflict at Home During COVID-19 06/08/2020
Sarah Ater
This links to a free course for practitioners, or to show to their clients as a resource, for resolving home conflict during the quarantine.
Roseann Vanella Tips for Divorcing Couples - Videos 2 through 5 05/29/2020
Roseann Vanella
We decided to bring experts together who can provide some tips on how to deal with the stress of not only COVID-19 but the stress of going through a divorce or separation during these unprecedented times.
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.
Donald T. Saposnek Interview with Don Saposnek 04/10/2020
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.
Chip Rose The Perfect Mediation (humor video) 02/10/2020
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.
Nina Meierding Mediators Biases 01/01/2020
Nina Meierding
Nina Meierding discusses the evolving state of bias in mediating. She emphasizes the importance of the mediator being aware of his/her own biases and gives examples of her own biases in divorce cases.
Clarence Cramer Ability to Mediate Cases Involving Domestic Violence 01/15/2020
Clarence Cramer
Clarence Cramer shares his disagreement with those who say that domestic violence cases cannot be mediated.
Constance Ahrons Old Dissolution Model Was Damaging 04/01/2020
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.
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.
Family Mediation UK - Video 11/13/2013
Gabriel Cheong, Esq.
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.
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.
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.
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Divorce News

12/14:

Revealing Statistics About Divorce Mediation

TopCounselingSchools.org compiled information and statistics from a variety of sources to illustrate the effectiveness of divorce mediation. Here are some of the most notable pieces of information they highlighted.

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9/07:

Quebec introduces pilot project for free youth protection mediation service

MONTREAL — A new pilot project in Quebec is encouraging parents to seek mediation and solutions outside legal procedures for the better good of children.

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5/18:

Mediate, Not Litigate

Your client just received a demand letter, or conversely your client wants to file a lawsuit against an adverse party. Often, the best time to resolve disputes is before the parties engage in litigation.

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3/30:

England: Divorcing couples to receive £500 mediation voucher

Divorcing couples are set to receive a £500 tax-free voucher for mediation in a UK government bid to ease pressure on the courts following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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3/23:

Blog: Benefits of Mediation When Divorcing During a Pandemic

If you are considering divorce during this time, you are clearly not alone. If the idea of dealing with the court system and the typical expenses of the traditional process does not appeal to you however, you’re also not alone. Mediation is an avenue for obtaining a divorce quickly, safely, confidentially, and cost effectively, especially during Covid-19.

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3/09:

New pro bono mediation project resolves family law cases with less time, money

As with most things in 2020, the pandemic threw a wrench in the plan. In this case, the plan was for a new pro bono mediation project in the Marion County courts.

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2/23:

Can a dog help manage emotions during mediation? New study says yes

A paper published by the Harvard Negotiation Law Review by Kamloops lawyer David Paul explores the idea of canine-assisted mediation, which involves having dogs in a room along with people during family law mediation proceedings.

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2/09:

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.

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2/02:

Will Mediation And Private Judges End The Uncivility Of In-Court Family Law Litigation Post COVID?

Private mediation has increased many fold since March 2020. Mediation may well be perfectly suited to the new reality we find ourselves in.

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1/26:

Divorce cases scar children, prompt calls for mediation

Witnessing parental fights over upkeep, custody and access traumatizes children.

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1/05:

The Key to a Happier Divorce
This is an ode to private mediation, particularly its positive impact on children. read more

 
12/08:

'GOING COVID': Why more Okanagan couples are seeking counsellors, mediation, divorce

The pandemic may be taking a toll on relationships as some couples counsellors, divorce lawyers, and a family mediation firm all report they've seen an uptick in business since the pandemic.

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11/24:

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.

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10/06:

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.

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10/06:

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.

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9/22:

COVID-19 increasing complexity in family law mediation

Pandemic has given clients a sense of urgency, says Nathalie Boutet, family lawyer and mediator

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9/22:

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.

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8/18:

How To Get a Divorce Without Going Broke

Expert tips for breaking off a marriage without breaking the bank.

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8/18:

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.

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7/14:

Divorce Law During A Pandemic: The Rise Of Arbitration

The focus of this blog is on arbitration and its potential role in resolving disputes where the parties have engaged in efforts to settle (often involving considerable time, emotion, and......expense) and have been unable to get the agreement across the finish line.

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6/16:

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.

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6/02:

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.

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6/02:

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.

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5/26:

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

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5/05:

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.

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