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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 (Jim) Melamed
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
Duality: A Natural Lifestyle, and Not a Catastrophe author.

Duality: A Natural Lifestyle, and Not a Catastrophe

Men and women, day and night, spring and winter, and other pairs of opposites always existed, at times sequentially (day...

By Alia Ismail
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
Conflict Prevention:  author.

Conflict Prevention: 

Utilizing the Historical Reasonable Person of Common Law Being reasonable, a criterion of common law, is used by many nations...

By Alia Ismail
6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument author.

6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument

Arguments are an unavoidable part of life, but they’re not always bad. Whether between a parent and child, two partners,...

By Sophie Bishop
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 (Jim) Melamed
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
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
Better Reflecting Mediation to the World author.

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are...

By James (Jim) Melamed
Inside the Mediation Room with Guest Lara Traum author.

Inside the Mediation Room with Guest Lara Traum

In this episode, Michael and Karen interview Lara Traum. Lara is an attorney and mediator in private practice, offering assistance...

By Lara Traum, Michael Aurit, Karen Aurit
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
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
Appropriate Distance: A Reliable Path to Forgiveness author.

Appropriate Distance: A Reliable Path to Forgiveness

The importance of space is often underestimated. Some think space is hate, space is coldness, or space is a sort...

By Alia Ismail
What Happens Now? Succession Planning for Family Owned Businesses author.

What Happens Now? Succession Planning for Family Owned Businesses

“Won’t Someone Take Over for Me?” read a recent headline in the Business Section of The New York Times (01/05/2023). ...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
What If We Don’t Agree on Everything in Divorce Mediation? author.

What If We Don’t Agree on Everything in Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation does not always end in a full agreement. Sometimes, there are a few topics you can't agree on...

By Zarira Love
New Jersey: Why Divorce Mediation is Needed More Than Ever author.

New Jersey: Why Divorce Mediation is Needed More Than Ever

Spouses who are planning to get a divorce in New Jersey in 2023 are in for a very unpleasant surprise....

By Roseann Vanella
Uncertain Times call for Creative Problem Solving for Divorcing Couples author.

Uncertain Times call for Creative Problem Solving for Divorcing Couples

At present, divorcing couples are being required to make decisions in the midst of an environment marked by uncertainty and...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
What is Mediation? author.

What is Mediation?

Mediation may be thought of as "assisted negotiation." Negotiation may be thought of as "communications for agreement." Hence, mediation is...

By James (Jim) Melamed
The Role of Mediation for Better Mental Health in Relationships author.

The Role of Mediation for Better Mental Health in Relationships

Did you know that loving, positive relationships go hand in hand with lower stress levels? Unfortunately, though, this means that...

By Sophie Bishop
Why Family Mediation is like Climbing a Mountain author.

Why Family Mediation is like Climbing a Mountain

Most of my family mediation clients need a separation agreement and they understand this. They do not always understand all...

By Amy Robertson
New Year, New You: 3 Resolutions Worth Making author.

New Year, New You: 3 Resolutions Worth Making

Starting over can seem impossible after divorce. We may have lost who we are, had our future erased, or felt hopeless....

By Melissa Provence
Who Can I Bring To Custody Mediation? author.

Who Can I Bring To Custody Mediation?

Walking into custody mediation can feel intimidating. You'll have to speak openly about what you believe is best for your...

By Zarira Love
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 30: Using Caucus in Family Mediations with LaTanya Moss author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 30: Using Caucus in Family Mediations with LaTanya Moss

There are different perspectives on the use of caucus in mediation. Maybe you use caucus early and often in your...

By Veronica Cravener
Four Ways to Sidestep Conflict and Enjoy Your Holidays author.

Four Ways to Sidestep Conflict and Enjoy Your Holidays

If the thought of enduring a meal—let alone an entire weekend—with your family or in-laws has you tensing up then...

By Amy Robertson
Five Ways to Repair a Marriage author.

Five Ways to Repair a Marriage

Doni, a friend of mine since high school, sidled up to me in the supermarket one day and said he...

By Mordechai Rhine

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