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Fight Right author.

Fight Right

Sometimes when I am working with couples in conflict, I think, “Oh, they care about each other so much, it’s...

By Joy Rosenthal
Remember Your Child’s College Costs and the FAFSA in Divorce Mediation author.

Remember Your Child’s College Costs and the FAFSA in Divorce Mediation

Divorcing parents often forget to decide how they’ll pay for a child’s higher education. If they separate while their child...

By Tucker Lieberman
The Volatility of Child Custody Cases Highlights the Importance of Mediation author.

The Volatility of Child Custody Cases Highlights the Importance of Mediation

Tragic stories about child custody disputes are frequently in the news cycle. Whether it's parental kidnapping or even more extreme...

By Zarira Love
Important Considerations for Sexual Harassment Mediation author.

Important Considerations for Sexual Harassment Mediation

It is an undisputed fact that one can compose a dissertation on workplace sexual harassment mediation and fail to give...

By Earlene Baggett-Hayes
Five Steps Divorced Parents Can Take to Cool Down Holiday Conflict author.

Five Steps Divorced Parents Can Take to Cool Down Holiday Conflict

We all have idealized images of the holiday season–perfect gifts and the warm glow of togetherness. But the gap between...

By Lorraine Segal
Divorcing with Children: Have you thought about Nesting? author.

Divorcing with Children: Have you thought about Nesting?

Separating and divorcing parents spend much time worrying.  They worry about how and when they will separate; they worry if...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Enhancing Divorce Mediation Outcomes: The Role of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst author.

Enhancing Divorce Mediation Outcomes: The Role of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

A Strategic Partnership for Mediators As professional mediators, you understand that the complexities of divorce extend beyond emotional and legal...

By Leah Hadley, AFC, CDFA
Have You Considered the Tax Consequences of Your Divorce Agreement? author.

Have You Considered the Tax Consequences of Your Divorce Agreement?

Most divorcing couples come to the table knowing that division of assets, time with children, and money are all areas...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Should We Wait Until After the Holidays to Start Our Divorce? author.

Should We Wait Until After the Holidays to Start Our Divorce?

January is known as “Divorce Month” because couples who have decided to divorce during the last quarter of the year often wait...

By Roseann Vanella
Should AI Write Your Parenting Plan? author.

Should AI Write Your Parenting Plan?

Should you ask an AI program like ChatGPT to write a legal document like a parenting plan? Although you might...

By Tucker Lieberman
ODR in Family Law: Developments in Texas – and the Rest of the World author.

ODR in Family Law: Developments in Texas – and the Rest of the World

This program took place Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central (online) Co-sponsored by Texas A&M University...

By Nancy Welsh, Colin Rule, Richard Shannon, Darren Gingras, Anita Savage, Laura Kistemaker, Tawanna Lynn Cesare
How to Deal with Emotional Turbulence During Divorce Mediation? author.

How to Deal with Emotional Turbulence During Divorce Mediation?

Divorce, often regarded as one of life’s most stressful experiences, presents a host of emotional challenges for the individuals involved....

By Roseann Vanella
5 Tips for Divorce Mediation With An Uncooperative Spouse author.

5 Tips for Divorce Mediation With An Uncooperative Spouse

Getting your spouse to attend mediation is one thing; getting them to cooperate is another. Luckily, there are ways to...

By Zarira Love
Leveraging Mediation to Foster Mental Health During Divorce author.

Leveraging Mediation to Foster Mental Health During Divorce

Embarking on a journey through separation? Learn how mediation nourishes the mental health of families, offering a beacon of hope...

By Ms Alice Garcia
Leveraging Mediation to Foster Mental Health During Divorce author.

Leveraging Mediation to Foster Mental Health During Divorce

Divorce, often viewed through a lens of loss and heartbreak, carries an understated potential for renewal, understanding, and growth.  Deciding...

By Alice Garcia
Family Trial by Jury vs Mediation author.

Family Trial by Jury vs Mediation

When divorce and child custody cases go to trial, they're usually bench trials, i.e., a judge makes the decision. But...

By Ben Coltrin
Differences Between Collaborative Divorce and Mediation author.

Differences Between Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

When it comes to filing for divorce, many may conjure up the image of a lengthy, contentious court trial. While...

By Kirsten Capalbo
Mediate University Course Bundles Have Now Expanded author.

Mediate University Course Bundles Have Now Expanded

Mediation Training Course Bundles Are you entering the mediation field? Satisfy your mediation training requirements and save hundreds of dollars...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask author.

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

Your marriage is in question and you're facing a real dilemma. You may be the one who is deciding should...

By Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
Who Says Mediation is Not for Complex Cases? author.

Who Says Mediation is Not for Complex Cases?

Mediation has rightfully earned a reputation as being a generally easier and less expensive road to divorce. Unfortunately, it has...

By Scott Levin
Dealing with Gatekeeper Parents author.

Dealing with Gatekeeper Parents

Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D., presents a 1.5-hour course describing the current research on Gatekeeper parents, who present unique challenges to...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Separated? Consider the Butterfly Effect author.

Separated? Consider the Butterfly Effect

A division supported by the legal system is stressful, expensive, and prolonged; if you have children, it will impact them...

By Amy Robertson
Elevating Your Child’s Voice in Divorce Mediation author.

Elevating Your Child’s Voice in Divorce Mediation

Arrangements for child custody — whether agreed upon by parents or ordered by a judge — must be in the...

By Zarira Love
Honoring AFCC’s 60th Anniversary author.

Honoring AFCC’s 60th Anniversary

This article honors the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 60th Anniversary Celebration now taking place in Los Angeles....

By James Melamed, J.D.
Mediate.com’s Mental Health and Mediation Conference is Now Online! author.

Mediate.com’s Mental Health and Mediation Conference is Now Online!

The listservs and chat rooms have been abuzz this week -- everyone's talking about the conference! We had 39 leading...

By Clare Fowler
Divorce Mediator & Attorney – What’s the Difference? author.

Divorce Mediator & Attorney – What’s the Difference?

“Do you have a lawyer, or are you going with mediation?” If you’re starting the divorce process (or the post-judgment...

By Sarah Jacobs
Navigating a High Conflict Divorce author.

Navigating a High Conflict Divorce

Divorces often start from a place of conflict or stress, but some divorces are more contentious than others.  A number...

By Sarah Jacobs
Inside the Mediation Room with Guest Ken Neumann author.

Inside the Mediation Room with Guest Ken Neumann

In this episode, Michael and Karen Aurit interview Ken Neumann. Ken is an expert in the field of family and...

By Ken Neumann, Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
8 Important Topics Often Overlooked in Custody Mediation author.

8 Important Topics Often Overlooked in Custody Mediation

When you enter custody mediation, your focus is most likely on creating a parenting schedule and dividing decision-making responsibility. However,...

By Zarira Love
Notice to Mediate: When to serve one in British Columbia author.

Notice to Mediate: When to serve one in British Columbia

If you've just opened your divorce case in British Columbia, see if you and your ex can talk through your...

By Ben Coltrin

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