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When Giving to World Peace Is No Longer Peaceful: Mediation and the Seven Principles for Managing Conflict in Family Foundations author.

When Giving to World Peace Is No Longer Peaceful: Mediation and the Seven Principles for Managing Conflict in Family Foundations

The classic story: Andrew Silver believed passionately in his TLC Foundation and its mission. While his four children had a...

By Blair Trippe, Rikk Larsen
Mediation to Stay Married – A Technique with Promise author.

Mediation to Stay Married – A Technique with Promise

There is a veil of silence that surrounds every married couple. Spouses express loyalty by not complaining about their partner...

By Laurie Israel
Parables For Divorce Mediations And Negotiations author.

Parables For Divorce Mediations And Negotiations

If one picture is worth a thousand words, an appropriately told parable may be worth even more than a thousand...

By Sharon Lowenstein
Domestic Violence and Mediation: Concerns and Recommendations author.

Domestic Violence and Mediation: Concerns and Recommendations

Is mediation an appropriate forum for conflicted couples to resolve issues of marital dissolution and child custody? A review of...

By Anita Vestal

Imagine… A Collaborative Approach To Divorce

There is a movement in family law whereby divorcing couples can sign agreements with lawyers to not go to court....

By Gary Direnfeld
Negotiating Custody with High Conflict Couples author.

Negotiating Custody with High Conflict Couples

Background Divorce litigation, especially when there is contested custody, is rarely a straightforward negotiation process. Issues of divorce and custody...

By Anita Vestal, Lynda Munro
New Jersey Family Mediation Gets A Boost author.

New Jersey Family Mediation Gets A Boost

From the blog Mediation Marketing TipsAs reported in the latest issue of NJAPM’s quarterly newsletter, “Family Law Attorneys Must Tell...

By Managing Editor
Mediation Survivor’s Handbook: A Practical Guide to Mediation for the Parties (Book Review) author.

Mediation Survivor’s Handbook: A Practical Guide to Mediation for the Parties (Book Review)

Peg Nichols: Mediation Survivor’s Handbook: A Practical Guide to Mediation for the Parties (Weir Box Publications, Olathe, Kansas 2006). Mediation...

By Sharon Lowenstein
Mediating In Your Own Backyard:  Family Mediation Without Divorce author.

Mediating In Your Own Backyard: Family Mediation Without Divorce

Summertime can be trying when you’ve got a house full of teenagers at home, and this summer, mine was no...

By Jan Frankel Schau
Contemplating Divorce? Consider Mediation author.

Contemplating Divorce? Consider Mediation

Mediation is an especially effective process for resolving issues that arise when a couple contemplates divorce. Mediation allows a husband...

By Philip Mulford
Taking The High Road author.

Taking The High Road

The man and woman who came to me for a divorce mediation were both in their 50’s, attractive and successful....

By Nancy Kramer
Premarital Mediation Checklist author.

Premarital Mediation Checklist

Flowers, invitations, photographer, prenuptial agreement . . . More couples are adding “prenuptial agreement or premarital agreement” on their wedding...

By Diana Mercer
Yes, Everything and the Kitchen Sink! – Six Rules for Establishing a Successful Postnuptial Agreement author.

Yes, Everything and the Kitchen Sink! – Six Rules for Establishing a Successful Postnuptial Agreement

OK, you’re wondering if a postnuptial agreement is a good idea for you and your partner. You have financial problems...

By Blair Trippe, Rikk Larsen
Interview of Stephanie Coontz author.

Interview of Stephanie Coontz

Mediate.com Interviews with Robert D. Benjamin, Senior Editor February 24, 2006 This is an interview with Stephanie Coontz on the...

By Robert Benjamin
The Family Law Education Reform Report Completed author.

The Family Law Education Reform Report Completed

The Family Law Education Reform (FLER) Reportwas created to address a question that no academic group or professional association has...

By Andrew Schepard
Mediation: Reaching Its Potential In Family Law Cases author.

Mediation: Reaching Its Potential In Family Law Cases

Family law case mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution in a private forum before a case is filed...

By Nimfa Vilches
Mandatory Mediation: Implications and Challenges author.

Mandatory Mediation: Implications and Challenges

Divorce Mediation. Mandatory Mediation. Good Faith Medation. Alternative Dispute Resolution. Arbitration. These are all terms and programs that contemporary judicial...

By Jeff Rifleman
Mediation Vignettes: A Parent’s Horror author.

Mediation Vignettes: A Parent’s Horror

The mother in the mediation was too young; probably in her mid-twenties. She was small and thin, pacing back and...

By John R. Van Winkle
How Children Contribute To Custody Disputes (Part I) author.

How Children Contribute To Custody Disputes (Part I)

Excerpted from: Mediating Child Custody Disputes: A Strategic Approach, by Don Saposnek. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1983; Rev. Edition, 1998, Chapter...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
How Children Contribute To Custody Disputes (Part II) author.

How Children Contribute To Custody Disputes (Part II)

Excerpted from: Mediating Child Custody Disputes: A Strategic Approach, by Don Saposnek. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1983; Rev. Edition, 1998, Chapter...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D

Who Started It Doesn’t Necessarily Matter!

Remember in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy began her stroll down the Yellow Brick Road? Eventually she came upon...

By Gary Direnfeld

Are you thinking of MEDIATION to settle a parenting dispute?

Parents are stressed as they seek to maintain meaningful relationships with their children in the face of separation or divorce....

By Gary Direnfeld
Family Caregiver Mediation author.

Family Caregiver Mediation

First Published: Senior Living Guide Spring 2003This is the sequel to the my previous article on elder mediation . It...

By Karen Rice
Conflict Resolution Tips for Divorcing Couples author.

Conflict Resolution Tips for Divorcing Couples

It is hard to imagine a more conflictual time than when one is going through a divorce. On an emotional...

By Oran Kaufman
ElderCare Mediation author.

ElderCare Mediation

First published: Senior Living Guide Winter 2002-2003As families begin to confront the decisions involved in how to best care for...

By Karen Rice
Beyond Blame author.

Beyond Blame

When I became the Marin County family law judge this year, I expected to rule on child custody issues, disagreements...

By Lynn Duryee
If You’re Divorcing, Consider Mediation author.

If You’re Divorcing, Consider Mediation

If you or someone you know is considering, or in the process of getting, a divorce, there's something you should...

By Ellie Stoddard
Elder Decisions in Elder Mediation author.

Elder Decisions in Elder Mediation

When does one make the decision to move out of a home that’s been the center of a person’s life...

By Arline Kardasis, John Dugan
Elder Mediation: New Role In Healthcare author.

Elder Mediation: New Role In Healthcare

As nurses, professional caregivers, and mediators we can all regale ourselves with accounts of family conflicts that seem to reach...

By Patricia Bertschler, Patricia Ruflin
If You Must… Divorce Lovingly author.

If You Must… Divorce Lovingly

Divorce Lovingly, are probably two words you thought you would never see used together. Mediation (not meditation) presents a viable...

By Timothy J. Mordaunt

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